Street Life: Sunset Boulevard

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.

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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.

Viper Room

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.

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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.

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Here are some more pictures of the famous sunset Boulevard, bustling with city life and traffic. Enjoy!

Sunset Blvd

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Inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life