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Hollywood flashback: 77 Sunset Strip

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The late 1950s television series took its name from the address of its hepcat private eyes' office: 77 Sunset Strip (known as Sunset Boulevard to the squares). This 1958 clip features an ingenue named Sharon Hugueny; it was uploaded by her now-adult son, who writes that she was signed by Warner Brothers upon graduating from high school.

LA spotting: there's a nice shot of West Hollywood as the detectives' car pulls out onto Sunset, but we can't figure out where 77 Sunset might have been in 1958. We think the numbering has changed since then; do you know for sure?