Inspiration Point (40 images)
The sky was unsettling in Hollywood just after dawn – time to get out of there – this time to where Santa Monica drops off into Rustic Canyon, on the way to Malibu. At the turn of the century, long ago, that was a lively place. Robert C. Gillis and Robert P. Sherman built an incline railway from Inspiration Point – 101 Ocean Avenue – down to the beach. Gillis had a family beach house directly on the waterfront and all the neighboring families up top were given a key to...