Alta Loma Road was one of the main locations for the film Perfect.Actor Sal Mineo lived on Holloway Drive in the 1970s; he was murdered in his carport just around the corner from Alta Loma.
Some young people from all over the country flocked to West Hollywood.
The most recent migration to West Hollywood came about after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when thousands of Russian Jews immigrated to the city.
Most historical writings about West Hollywood began in the late-18th century with European colonization when the Portuguese explorer João Rodrigues Cabrilho arrived offshore and claimed the already inhabited region for Spain.
Around 5,000 of the indigenous inhabitants from the Tongva Indian tribe canoed out to greet Juan Cabrillo.
When Los Angeles County began planning to discontinue rent controls, West Hollywood was a densely populated area of renters, many of whom would not be able to afford to keep up with the generally rapid raises in rent in the Los Angeles area.
A tight coalition of seniors, Jews, gays and renters were greatly assisted by the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) Alta Loma Road is home to the Sunset Marquis Hotel with its famous 45-person Whisky Bar and Night Bird Recording Studios, an underground music production facility.For many years, the area that is now the city of West Hollywood was an unincorporated area in the midst of Los Angeles.Because gambling was illegal in the city of Los Angeles, but still legal in Los Angeles County, the 1920s saw the proliferation of many casinos, night clubs, etc., along Sunset Boulevard (which starts in downtown Los Angeles and runs westward). Some people connected with movie-making were attracted to this less-restricted area of the County, and a number of architecturally distinctive apartment buildings and apartment hotels were built.A majority of the 5,000 to 6,000 Russian Jews settled in two major immigration waves, 1978––92.In 1984, residents in West Hollywood organized to maintain rent control.These businesses were immune from the sometimes heavy-handed law-enforcement of the L. Many interior designers, decorators and "to the trade" furnishing showrooms located in West Hollywood dating back to the middle of the century.