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Vintage Videos: Hollywood Boulevard in the 1940s, 50s, & 60s

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Hooray for Hollywood...Boulevard. While the street is enjoying a protracted renaissance thanks to bars, restaurants, retail, and residences, it wasn't oh-so-long ago the street had a dark and gritty rep for being a magnet of the city's underbelly. But of course, in the mid 20th century, Hollywood Boulevard still had a magical allure for not just tourists, but locals, too, who trod the pavement hoping to make a break in radio, film, or television, and the celebs who enjoyed the nightlife.

Here are a few vintage videos showing Hollywood Boulevard in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

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