The 22-mile-long road stretches from Hollywood to Malibu Beach, connecting two of the highlights of Los Angeles while winding past Beverly Hills, Bel Air, UCLA and Brentwood.

Developed, 1877

In 1877, the developer Harvey Henderson Wilcox decided to subdivide more than 20 acres of orchards and vineyards along Sunset Boulevard, including what is today Hollywood and Vine.

Addition, 1921

In 1921 a westward expansion of Sunset began, extending the road from the then-current terminus at Sullivan Canyon toward the coast.

Redeveloped, 1950

The Sunset Strip portion of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood has been famous for its active nightlife since at least the 1950s. Radio Row was understood in the 1940s-1950s as the area where the broadcasting facilities of all four major radio networks were located.

1950-The boulevard is commemorated in Billy Wilder's film 'Sunset Boulevard'.
1993-'Sunset Boulevard' the musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, opened in London.
1970-The Sunset Strip became synonymous with the Los Angeles heavy metal movement, commonly referred to as the West Coast Metal Explosion. The clubs on the Sunset Strip such as the Starwood, Whisky a Go Go, and The Roxy, became home to numerous LA-based heavy metal bands such as Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Ratt and LA Guns.

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