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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. A man pauses at the front entrance of the Spanish style Garden of Allah Hotel in what is now West Hollywood.; For views 2 and 3 of this series, see images 00011968 and 00058512.
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00011967 Security Pacific National Bank Collection West Hollywood-Hotels-Garden of Allah.; N-000-227.1 5x7 CARL0000016682 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/85193
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