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Old Posted Feb 22, 2012, 8:53 PM
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Alden Jewell
1958: 1440 N. Vine, Hollywood

...and now:


This also clears up that mystery that I know has been gnawing at you: Apparently Hillcrest Motor Co. did have a branch aside from its 9230 Wilshire store--the lamppost in the first shot below indicates that it was in Hollywood. Apparently Hillcrest left its Hollywood Boulevard location (second pic below) for 1440 N. Vine and was there at least until 1956, by which time it was given over to Clarence Dixon.

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post

Alden Jewell
A shot of a prior showroom of Hillcrest Cadillac, 1949; the dealership was at 9230 Wilshire then, but the lamppost here
is not one with the typical and long-standing Wilshire Blvd-in-BH base seen in the other pictures. Maybe they had a
satellite showroom somewhere else in L.A.....

Edit: Still don't know where the above showroom might have been, but apparently there was once a Hillcrest branch in this building at the northwest corner of Hollywood Blvd and Orange:

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