Old Footage Shows How Much Hollywood Has Changed


A friend tipped us off to this great raw footage of a drive through Hollywood in 1932. It’s amazing to see how much of Hollywood was taken up by large movie-making lots, while nowadays most studios have moved to other parts of the city. And then somewhere near the middle of the footage, you see a giant grassy lot that hasn’t been built on yet – a rare sight these days. And while today, Los Angeles is known for its laid-back style, we were impressed by how dressed up everyone in this footage looks during the day. Don’t miss the great shot of the original Grauman’s Chinese Theatre at the end of the clip!