Anonymous
1949

Castles Inc. map of Hollywood and Los Angeles

Castle's Inc. Hollywood's Complete Camera Store Pictorial Map

DESCRIPTION: Clean, single-sided pictorial advertising map of Hollywood and the surrounding area circa 1948 published by Castle's Camera Store, 1529 Vine Street, Hollywood 28, California. Scarce. Price when issued 5 cents.

Castle's Camera Store operated from a small storefront across from the streamline-moderne style NBC Radio City office and studios at the corner of Sunset and Vine streets.

Castle's Camera Store Hollywood Storefront Karl Breneman was brother to radio personality Tom Breneman who operated Tom Breneman's restaurant from a location at 1525 North Vine Street, a few doors from brother Karl's Castle's Camera Shop.

Key landmarks on the map include:
  • Don Lee Mutual Broadcasting Studios (1313 North Vine Street opened August 1948)
  • Beverly Hills
  • Republic Studios
  • Grauman's Egyptian Theater
  • Hollywood Ball Park
  • a television studio
  • Earl Carrol's
  • Santa Monica, Ocean Park, and Venice piers
  • American Legion Stadium


Gemelli Carreri, Giovanni Francesco (1651-1725)


Gemelli Carreri, an Italian traveler and adventurer, published the six-volume A Voyage Around the World in 1699-1700 based on his six-year voyage aboard the galleon San Jose. Gemelli Carreri stopped in New Spain (Mexico) in 1697.

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1949

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Folds, as issued, now flattened. Clean, solid.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 12 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 3

PRICE: $750

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