From the always wonderful (bookmark it!) Vintage Los Angeles:
The view looking East along Windward Avenue – Venice’s gateway to the beach. The cross st. is Ocean Front Walk aka The Boardwalk. The hotel in the foreground is the old St. Marks which was torn down in the 60s. The next bldg. down with the Chop Suey sign is now Danny’s.
Video: the opening sequence of “A Touch of Evil”, directed by Orson Welles, was shot in Venice, California to double for Los Robles, a Mexican border town because the place looked convincingly run-down and decayed in this legendary three-minute shot.