Just Above Sunset
October 30, 2005 - A Tour of the Sunset Strip

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The mile and a half stretch of Sunset between Hollywood and Beverly Hills is "The Sunset Strip" - Crescent Heights Boulevard to Doheny Drive - rock clubs, restaurants, boutiques, and "Hollywood nightspots" - some say the cutting edge of the entertainment business.  Ciro's, the Mocambo and the old Trocadero are gone, as are the Garden of Allah apartments and original Schwab's Drugstore.  The Whisky A Go-Go is still around (start of The Doors, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and Frank Zappa) as is the Roxy.  London Fog is now the Viper Room.  Gazzari's is now the Key Club.  There is no "77 Sunset Strip."  Most of the Strip is actually in West Hollywood - in November 1984 voters in West Hollywood passed a proposal on the ballot to incorporate and the area became an independent city.

This photo album, thirty-nine shots, is an idiosyncratic view on a foggy fall morning - Thursday, October 27, 2005.

Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA

Here are some of the shots in high-resolution:


1.) The Scene

2.) Café Life

3.) Clubs and such

4.) Details

5.) Ironies


The Sunset Strip (Wikipedia)
Promo from the West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau
Notes on '77 Sunset Strip' (1958-64, ABC Television, 205 60-minute episodes) and More notes '77 Sunset Strip'


If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.  

There is a copyright notice at the bottom of this page, of course.

These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0



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