Old Windows (40 images)
These are windows on the past – the Ravenswood – the apartment building on Rossmore Avenue in Hancock Park designed by architect Max Maltzman and built by Paramount Pictures in 1930. Mae West moved into Apartment 611 when she got to Hollywood in 1932. The apartment had been reserved for her by Paramount. She liked it so much she never left. She lived here until her death in 1980 – and across the street there's the Hermione – a recent pale imitation of the Ravenswood...