WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY THAT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS.

On the far eastern end of Sunset Boulevard, hidden from prying eyes by the ivy-covered cliffs made by the railroad in the 19th century, sits one of the most notorious bars in Los Angeles...

The Short Stop.

It's been nearly a year since we released our last short doc on the History of Sunset Boulevard and we're quite excited to present to you the building that inspired this series in the first place.

I began researching the history of the Short Stop in January of 2011. At first it was going to be an essay with photographs, but the history I found there inspired me to try to make a short documentary.

Two years and three other videos about the History of Sunset Boulevard later and here it is. I'm stoked. I hope you enjoy it and share it with anyone you have shared a drink with at The Short Stop. The earlier short docs can be seen on the tumblr at valleyspringlane.tumblr.com.

And, yes, the history of the Short Stop turns out to be as sketchy as you always knew that it was.

Written & Directed by Rory Mitchell (valleyspringlane.tumblr.com, facebook.com/valleyspringlane)

Music by Adrian Arnold (soundcloud.com/ad-arnold)

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