Ceaselessly Into The Past (30 images)

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Drive south from Hollywood and Vine. Vine crosses Sunset Boulevard, then Santa Monica Boulevard, then Melrose Avenue, and then plunges deep into the past. There's the giant Art Deco Ravenswood, and the flamboyantly rococo Spanish Revival El Royale, two luxury apartment building from thirties, when Hollywood was awash in new money. That's when F. Scott Fitzgerald was living in Hollywood – here on Laurel Avenue, actually – and there's that last line from his Gatsby novel –...
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