The Sunset Plaza Apartments

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In early December 1943, Carole moved into the Sunset Plaza Apartments at 1220 Sunset Plaza Drive, just above the Sunset Strip, already inhabited by ex-husband Willis Hunt. Moving back to Hollywood from the Santa Monica beachhouse where she lived as the "wartime wife" of her flyer husband Tommy Wallace probably signaled the beginning of the end of her hopes for the marriage; in January 1944, there was already talk of a split. Carole stayed here until she moved to New York in late 1944.

Carole, blonde again, in late 1943


The present-day Sunset Plaza Apartments (across the street at 1211) are surely far less luxurious than their 40s ancestor.

The view in 1943?

Looking down on the apartment complex

The view of Hollywood

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