1982 to 2013: The Evolution of WeHo’s Santa Monica Boulevard

The Pan Adreas Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard between Sweetzer and Kings in 1982, a healthier time for WeHo theatre.
The Pan Adreas Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard between Sweetzer and Kings in 1982, a healthier time for WeHo theatre …
... now the Coast Playhouse, another WeHo theatre that has bitten the dust (Photo by Jon Viscott)
… now the Coast Playhouse, another WeHo theatre that has bitten the dust (Photo by Jon Viscott)
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Brad S
Brad S
1 month ago

Does anyone remember the bathhouse on Santa Monica (at Western) that was above a Chinese restaurant? It was called “Manscape” I’d love to see an old photo/ad etc. from there. *I don’t remember the exact address

mark s
mark s
1 day ago
Reply to  Brad S

Never went to Manspace. The 2 story building on the south side of Santa Monica Bl. seems to be gone. 5544 SMB. It was between SMB and N. St. Andrews Pl. My roommate in 1981 gave me a promotional nail file ( yes!!) with Manspace printed on it. I have it somewhere! Despite many moves I can’t imagine I tossed such a piece of history.

DENIEL EDWARDS
DENIEL EDWARDS
11 months ago

I HATE WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO HOLLYWOOD IT’S REVOLTING TO ME.

Dianne Frye
Dianne Frye
5 years ago

We were wild!!! 1976 blur partot, mi keys odessey etc. I have pics!!

Tom Doherty
Tom Doherty
5 years ago

John Mackey,
Great tale. Winning isn’t everything. You did a huge service for this 1.9 mile Mecca.
I’ll salute you and thank you forever!!
Tom @detoile

HoosierGal
HoosierGal
6 years ago

I simply HAD to comment. I knew Greg before he moved to California. I was blessed to have known him for approximately six years. If any of you had the pleasure of knowing Greg, this should not be a surprise to you. I’ve never, in my lifetime, of nearly 60 years, met anyone as kind as Greg. Md *Never.* Not even close. Greg was such a special person. I sincerely hope the residents, & people passing by in California, recognized an angel when they saw him.
He is still greatly missed.

MARCO
MARCO
6 years ago

I MI$$ NUMBER$ !!

Kevin L MichaelsSr
6 years ago

I remember that corner as the Yellow Sub. I almost lived there in 73-75. There was an outdoor flea-market just down the street….I bought many a pair of used Levis from there. 😉 Early on, I went to Fairfax and we would meet there after school. They had THE BEST avocado w/beansprout subs I have EVER had! I was a young freelance-pharmacologist at the time and from Melrose up to Laurel Canyon {where I lived….on Wonderland….} above Sunset, that WAS THE SCENE. This was back in the day when Starwood was new and Gino’s on Melrose was great for finding… Read more »

da90027da90027Derek
7 years ago

The people back then were friendlier and the whole area was not as pretentious. I kind of do miss the seediness of it and the old streetcar tracks down the middle. Life was simpler back then no cellphones…people spoke to each other. You go to any of these bars now over half the guys have their face glued to their phone.

Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson
7 years ago

Great photos. That was the year I moved to LA. I was 20 yrs old & living at SM & Gardner. So great to see SM Blvd as it was!

mike dunn
mike dunn
8 years ago

The pic’s did bring back memories. There was a bar I believe somewhere near where the NAIL used to be that had male strippers. I don’t remember the Yellow Submarine at that location although there was one in Silverlake. Also near there was Kellys Steak House. My boss in the 1960’s and 1970’s used to take me there with his wife. My late lover worked at both the Mother Lode and Rage which was not mentioned as a DJ. The Italian place where Pump just opened had great food for take out. I think it lasted longer than any other… Read more »

Steven Blum
8 years ago

Love it. Would also be interesting to see slideshows from the 1930’s and 40’s when German Jewish immigrants made West Hollywood their home.

Jim Oblak
Jim Oblak
8 years ago

I walked my dogs past the corner of Crescent Heights and SMB a while back and noted that the old Gallery Room is now a pile of concrete rubble … what great times were had in that “coat and tie” bar in the mid 70’s … yes, we actually wore ties in a bar!

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