Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


F. You, Sunset Boulevard

Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

We here at LAist never thought we'd see the day.

What day is that, you ask? The day when a group of impressive signatories, including novelists (Peter Lefcourt, Eric Garcia, Rovert Eversz, Claire Tristram), journalists (Ray Rivenburg, Annie Nocenti), L.A. City Councilmen (1 of them, being Eric Garcetti), filmmakers, television producers and award winning playwrights would band together to accomplish something that everyone has been waiting to see happen for decades...

Rename the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hayworth Avenue in honor of F. Scott Fitzgerald, on this, the 65th anniversary of his passing.

Support for LAist comes from

Unfortunately, sealing the deal on this one is far from being a reality. Apparently, "The Committee To Rename The Intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hayworth Avenue to the Name of a Dead Author" (our name, not theirs) is currently in communication with the City Council who has assured them making such a change is possible...but with Hollywood Chamber of Commerce member support and a truck-load of additional signatures.

It's a tough road these "F. people" must traverse.

But for F. Scott Fitzgerald, an American icon responsible for "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender is the Night", having said intersection (where he was living when the ticker gave-in) named after him would probably bring a smile, or you know, some kind of amusement to him wherever it is that he might be now. Heaven, maybe. The ground? Sure. But he's somewhere. And he's amused.

Of that, we're sure.

If you would like to sign the petition or view it to confirm its authenticity, check it out here.

Most Read