Hemmed In (26 images)
In 1937, the famous Art Deco architect Claud Beelman, a partner at Curlett and Beelman, was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to design the Hollywood Post Office Building. It's still there, on Wilcox, between Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard, in the center of everything. The groundbreaking was interesting – the man Hollywood brought in to censor all the movies, which had gotten out of hand, Will B. Hayes, used a steam shovel. This edifice was going to last...