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Video: A Drive Along Sunset and Highland in the 1940s

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For anyone who has ever suffered the typical traffic cluster of Highland Avenue in the heart of Hollywood, this short and serene video from the 1940s will probably seem sweet.

Follow a car as it drives westbound on Sunset Boulevard, then turns left to head south on Highland. Recognize anything? We used Hollywood High on the northwest corner of the intersection as a touchstone, but, wow, does everything else sure look different! And so wide open!

The Sunset Boulevard segment is done twice; at the very beginning, check out some vintage boneheaded driving from one dark-colored car that bullies its way across lanes. Maybe there was road rage 70 years ago, too!