These Rare Vintage Photos of the Sunset Strip Will Transport You to the 1960s

A look at the era of the Strip’s heyday

The Sunset Strip has lived many lives and played host to everything from high society nightclubs to teenage riots. Check out these amazing and rarely seen photos from Domenic Priore’s collection, some of which appear in his book Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood.

Teenage protestors on the Strip

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Schwab’s Pharmacy at Sunset and Crescent Heights

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Pandora’s Box coffee house at Sunset and Crescent Heights

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Filthy McNasty’s, now the Viper Room

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Teenage dance crowd at The Trip

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Singer Dean Martin originally owned a stake in Dino’s Lodge

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Teenager hanging out across from Greenblatt’s Deli

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Kim Fowley dancing at It’s Boss

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Organic restaurant The Source, now Cabo Cantina

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

The Byrds at Stratford on Sunset

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Whisky a Go Go circa 1967

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Whisky a Go Go flyer from 1966

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

The Trip, formerly The Crescendo

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

Tower Records in the 1990s

Photograph courtesy Domenic Priore

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