Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.
Landmarks and street scenes in Hollywood and Los Angeles California circa 1950. People stand on streets of Los Angeles. A traffic light on the street with a sign reading 'Stop'. Cars and buses on the roads. Pedestrians cross streets. Red Cross flags fly from many buildings on the street. A street car or trolley passes. View of Grauman's Chinese Theater. Heavy traffic on freeway and streets of Los Angeles, as seen from street corners and point of view shots from a moving vehicle. Cars on South Grand Avenue at the Biltmore Hotel (510 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles). Smog visible in some of the scenes. View from inside descending rail car on the Los Angeles Incline Railway (Angel's Flight narrow gauge funicular railway) at 3rd and Hill Streets. Passengers on the other car pass as they ascend.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on a visit to the United States. Animated map of the United States shows places visited by Mr. Khrushchev during his tour. A line on the map from New York to Los Angeles. An aircraft lands in Los Angeles, California. 'U.S. Air Force' written on the aircraft. Mrs. and Mr. Khrushchev disembark from the aircraft and are greeted by Los Angeles Mayor. Photographers click pictures. Mr. Khrushchev and party leave in cars for a tour of the city. The motorcade is accompanied by police escorts. Brief shot outside the Brown Derby at 1628 North Vine Street in Hollywood. Mr. Khrushchev's motorcade reaches Hollywood. Photographers click pictures. They are greeted by Hollywood film executives, including Eric Johnston, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. They watch the filming of a movie sequence on a Hollywood movie set.
Exteriors of Max Factor's new makeup studio in Los Angeles, California. Make up artist Max Factor is greeted by various Hollywood stars like Anita Louse, May Robson, Binnie Barnes, band leader Ted Lewis, Tom Brown, Paula Stone, Tom Cavanaugh, Paul Ellis, Sophie Tucker, Chris Marie Meeker who was a stand in for Greta Garbo, Virginia Randall who doubled for Mae West, Pluma Noisom who stood in for Claudette Colbert. Stars get their make up done at the salon. A beauty parlor for men also. A woman gives beauty treatment to a man. Hollywood comedian Jimmy Durante looks into a mirror. He gets a facial done by a woman at the parlor. He jokes about the beauty treatment. From a November 14, 1960 newsreel recounting events from 25 years prior.
Pedestrians crossing busy intersection in downtown Los Angeles in 1950. South La Cienega area in Los Angeles shows several small houses and numerous oil well derricks in view. Close up of Los Angeles oil pumping derrick. View of city and vehicular traffic on street in Hollywood with various late 1940s and 1950 cars and trucks passing by. Elevated, sweeping panoramic view of part of Hollywood in Los Angeles, with hills in background, and Hollywood sign seen in the distance, faintly.
A dollar chain letter store at Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. People gathered outside the dollar chain letter store. A sign on the window of the store reads ' Prosperity chain '. People at a counter inside the store. Dollar bills wrapped in paper kept in a box at the counter. Women at typewriters. A man puts a receipt in an envelope. A man counts dollars contained in letters he received, outside the dollar chain letter store.