1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Cahuenga Pass and the Santa Monica Mountains as seen in 1915 from Melrose Avenue, near Hollywood.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Cahuenga Pass and the Santa Monica Mountains as seen in 1915 from Melrose Avenue, near Hollywood.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 aerial view of Cahuenga Pass, where the Hollywood (101) Freeway crosses the Santa Monica Mountains today.

1939 aerial view of Cahuenga Pass, where the Hollywood (101) Freeway crosses the Santa Monica Mountains today.