Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

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A world famous street that stretches from west Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. This boulevard began as a road that connected Los Angeles with Hollywood. The completion of the road was celebrated by a grand opening parade. In the 1920’s, Sunset Boulevard became a hang-out for both celebrities and notorious gangsters such as Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen. Along the boulevard are cafes, restaurants, clubs, hotels, and bars that have been a part of pop-culture since the 1950’s. Some of these famous places include: The Viper Room, Whiskey a Go Go, The Playboy Club, Café Trocadero, and the Sunset Tower Hotel.

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"Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills" by Andrew Barclay is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND.

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