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Title
Garden of Allah hotel, West Hollywood
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1927
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Exterior view of the Spanish style Garden of Allah Hotel and Villas located at 8152 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. Russian actress Alla Nazimova built the original mansion, known as "The Garden of Alla," at 8080 Sunset Boulevard. Soon thereafter, she built a complex of 25 villas around the mansion and changed the complex name to "Garden of Allah." This name change from "Alla" to "Allah" was chosen to honor both Nazimov's name and Robert S. Hichens' novel "Garden of Allah." The villa complex, which surrounded the mansion, had the address of 8152 Sunset Boulevard. The Garden of Allah was a popular destination for figures in literary and film circles during in mid-1930s to the mid-1940s. Demolished in June 1959, it is now the site of a small strip mall.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00070641
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
West Hollywood-Hotels-Garden of Allah.; N-000-223 5x7
CARL0000073862
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/113315
Subject
Garden of Allah (Hotel)
Hotels--California--West Hollywood
Architecture, Domestic--California--West Hollywood--Spanish influences
West Hollywood (Calif.)

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