Here are some pictures of West Hollywood including pictures of Chateau Marmont a hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1927, this hotel is famous for A-listing sightings and a curious history including the untimely death of comedian John Belushi due to drug overdose. A celebrity hideout for famous Hollywood stars such as Robert De Niro, Errol Flynn, Bob Dylan, Clark Gable, Paul Newman, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Jim Morrison, Marilyn Monroe, Boris Karloff, Carole Lombard, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Jean Harlow, Sidney Poitier, Dustin Hoffman, William Holden, Jessica Lange, Led Zepplin and many, many more. The place has a forbidding air to it that makes it ever more mysterious and interesting.
The Viper Room also located in West Hollywood California, in close proximity to the Chateau Marmont, is infamous as the place where actor River Phoenix died due to drug overdose in 1993. Like the Chateau the Viper Room too is a Hollywood celebrity hangout.
This is the spot that River Jude Phoenix died at the age of 23, due to a drug induced heart failure and thus ended a promising career and an extraordinary life.
This is the famous Roxy theatre in West Hollywood, California. Roxy Theatre started in 1974, and soon after made it into the Rocky Horror picture show. Famous bands and artists such as Neil Young, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, and Red Hot Chili Peppers played here.
Here are some more pictures of the famous sunset Boulevard, bustling with city life and traffic. Enjoy!
71 thoughts on “Street Life: Sunset Boulevard”
Only a shame that LA is so wall-to-wall advertisements. OK, so that’s an exaggeration: but the fact is that the ad.s are the things that burn in to the retina rather than the nice environment. Sighh … Such is life.
Nice pic.s, really !
Fully agree. This is West Hollywood, it aint pretty!
If it makes you feel better, it’s very like Madrid ! [grin]
Thank you, M-R but I truly love LA the way it is. Despite the ads, grafitti, heavy traffic, madness and pollution. It is now home. What’s more it’s never too far away from the beach and the balmy breeze 🙂
There is that – and it’s not to be sneezed at. 😉
When I am in LA, I like to cruise along Sunset usually from West Hollywood and out the coast. Sometimes, I stop; other times I just cruise through. Maybe next time, I check out these spots. Cool post.
Yea, do stop by these places. So many stories abound about these places. If walls could talk these places would be bubbling with a cacophonic chatter.
I like the ads. LA is an advertisement for a lifestyle that corrupts, destroys and fascinates. The ads are a cool element of that strange reality. Where else can you find a Kosher burrito sold by Koreans? When I leave here, I’ll miss all that weirdness.
Ha, ha thank you for your very honest comment. Agreed 🙂
Wow…Led Zepplin, Genesis, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel – a few of my all time favorites.
Cool Post. Great pictures ! Next time am there, will look out for these places 🙂
HiSaji – Yes you must check these places out. Go in the evening if you like a bubbling atmosphere. 🙂
this was like a virtual tour, loved it!
Awesome, thank you!
Really enjoyed seeing these pics of Sunset Boulevard, brought back many memories for me, most good! I remember going to The Roxy to see Rocky Horror in 1979! For this English girl, all of 19, that was quite something I can tell you 😉 All these images you share here I’ve seen so many times. I lived in California for the best part of 20 years. My (now ex) husband and in-laws are/were from LA. I’ve had lunch on that train diner. Oh so very familiar to me, love it!
Thanks so much for coming over to my blog and reading my ‘Street’ challenge post and also for sharing yours. I look foward to sharing more 🙂 – Sherri
Thanks for your comment and great story. So cool to know you lived through these places. It must have been a blast from the past! :))
Thanks for stopping by Sherri.
Definitely a blast from the past, thanks again ubecute 🙂
Great post! I live in WeHo just above Sunset and love the hustle-bustle. The billboards are an urban art form. And one small correction, if I may (and just in case this is a game and there is a prize): one of your photos (just after the Roxy) is Wilshire Blvd in Westwood. Another great part of LA, but it’s no West Hollywood! Cheers.
Thank you my friend. You are absolutely correct about the picture after Roxy, I will label it accordingly. Although I do apologize I have no big prizes today, but you never know…Stay in touch!
You and your blog are prize enough!
You made my day, even if your statement is way too kind and undeserved :))
Nope. Kind + deserved.
Looks like a fun trip!
These bring back fab memories of a memorable trip to LA! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Interesting. New Orleans doesn’t have a walk of stars of we certainly have notoriety as well. With all the new film studios and all the movies shot these days in Louisiana maybe someday. It’s kind of annoying though when you need to get somewhere and they have roads blocked off when they are shooting films. LOL. Thanks for liking my post. If you are not already I want to personally invite you to follow my blog.
I can’t thank you enough for sharing these photos! Hollywood is a place I’ve always dreamed of going. It is still on my travel list of places to go! For now, I’ll live vicariously through your wonderful photos! And thanks for the follow also. I gladly return the favor and can’t wait to see what else you have to share! Until next time!
Thank you my friend Sporterhall. I hope you get to come down to visit Hollywood very soon 🙂
You’re welcome! It sure would be nice. It’s been one of my dreams. You never know….after all, dreams are meant to come true! Have a great night!
Ah, Hollyweird. Hello neighbor : )
Hello there :). And yes Hollyweird is right!
Stellar post. Superb photographs. I didn’t know Rocky Horror had it’s spark of inspiration from an actual place but it makes a lot of sense now. River Phoenix reached so many with is super talent, I am glad he is remembered in such a contemporary style. I would love to visit Hollywood some day, the home of stories! Can’t wait to read more of your posts, I have enjoyed this one hugely!
Thank you so much for your super kind comment. I am smiling from cheek to cheek as I read it and read it again :))
Such a fun and informative post… I loved it. You alao can’t forget that Motley Crue was also born there, whether good or bad.
Oh Good one! Thanks a ton 🙂
“America, their America” That statement just crop up. Don’t remember where i got that but is way back then. Paul M. name, one of the Beatles is missing here. Good pictures.
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I was saddened to learn that Mario Maglieri died today at the golden age of 94. He co-owned Rock n Roll hot spots such as Whisky, Roxy and Rainbow bar and Grill. Famous Rock bands such as The Doors, Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin and several others started their career at Whisky Go Go. He will be fondly remembered by thousands of Rock fans and super stars. See the famous Roxy Theater above.