The Chinese Theater — Christmas 1953
The Red Car Trolley and the White Trees
This great vintage (1953) Kodachrome shot shows Hollywood Boulevard in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. All decked out for Christmas you can see that 20th Century Fox has its third Cinemascope production drawing crowds over the holiday season. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef starred a young Robert Wagner and Gilbert Roland in this Florida seagoing romance adventure. At this time the Red Car trolley was still running through Hollywood unlike today with the Red Line subway running beneath the great boulevard. If time travel was possible we would take our private Los Angeles tour guests back to this time when traffic was lighter and Hollywood was brighter.