Munchkins (40 images)
The Culver Hotel – Curlett and Beelman, architects – opened in 1924, the brainchild of city's founder, Harry Culver. Curlett and Beelman also designed the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard for Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman. The first Academy Awards were handed out there in 1927, but the Culver Hotel has its own history. It was central in Laurel and Hardy shorts like "Putting Pants on Philip" (1927) and in many of the Our...