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    Hollywood Boulevard

    by Herwig1961 Written Dec 11, 2008

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    Hollywood Blvd. does not have the glamour older days but I really liked to stroll around.See the El Capitan theatre,the Roosevelt hotel,the Wax museum by walking on the stars and try to find your favourite actor.Visit the Hollywood and Highland center and enjoy the look down to the Blvd. and the Hollywood sign.As for me it was fun here.

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    You Must Do The Walk!

    by marinarena Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    I know, it's typical to go along the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. You must do the tourist thing once! I did it when I was a little thing coming out to California for the first time and will continue to do it , all the while, marvelling (1) why some have a star but don't really deserve one or got them way too soon in their career (2) the so many who should have been honored but have not been yet (3) the uprooted deterioration of several stars on the pavement, and (4) the self-inked names on blank stars written by an utterly asinine folk passing along the Walk of Fame boulevards. And I swear I will not stumble while eyeing a certain cemented star again!

    Hollywood along Hollywood (Blvd), California Hollywood Walk of Fame at night
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    Hollywood and Highland center

    by Herwig1961 Written Dec 10, 2008

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    Shoping and entertainmentcenter,host of the Kodak theatre(academy awards ).Lovely place to stroll around.And!A most wonderful view at the famous Hollywood sign.I loved the view over the city ,to the Hollywood sign and downtown L.A.And the elephants.

    view from the center to downtown L.A. view down to Hollywood Blvd.
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    Heartbeat of Hollywood

    by HotSpotJ Written Nov 24, 2007

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    If you are a tourist, The heart of Hollywood beats on Hollywood Boulevard. If you are a local, I's say Sanat Monica is my street! If you do stop in Hollywood, be sure to check out Hollywood Boulevard- and don't expect it to be as nice as, say, a Vegas Casino exterior- this Boulevard is very old and run down, but it can still be very fun and entertaining, especially with the shopping a restaurants in the Hollywood and Highland Center.

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    Experience Revitalized Hollywood & Vine

    by marinarena Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    Back in its heyday, 1920s-50s, the interesection of Hollywood Blvd and Vine St was a busy movie and radio biz hub, featuring offices of big stars like Charlie Chaplin and classic art deco architecture. H&V was also the original focal point of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in 1958.
    After much tarnishing of the golden age, Hollywood and Vine became somewhat of a ghost town, however, nowadays, it has turned into an attractive looking, upscale, high traffic nightclub and "be seen" central of Ho-town.

    At H&V, hang out at amongst some of the beautiful and trendy people of all of Los Angeles. On Friday and Saturday nights especially, clubbing crowds line up in front of hotspots like Avalon, Lexington Social House and Redbury. From a short walking distance from the intersection is the iconic Capital records building, the chic W Hotel and the premier performing arts venue, Pantages.

    A good number of exquisite dining options are becoming must-see for foodies. Major establishments include Dillion's Irish Pub, particularly fun and rowdy with live bands and loud, lush patrons. Other bars and restaurants that line Hollywood Blvd are Frolic Room (by Pantages) and Wood and Vine ( by the W). Reservations are highly recommended on evenings.

    Also of note:
    Several lofts are being built and sold in this revitalized section. There are limited luxurious condos at the W Hotel.
    The section is known also as Bob Hope Square to honor the legendary late comedian.

    For public trans connection, Hollywood and Vine is accessible by the Metro Red Line station of the same name. Also several MTA buses pass by here and Dash Hollywood bus. Enjoy the nightlife here esp on Fri and Sat eve with extended late night Red Line service

    iconic neon sign of Hollywood and Vine Hollywood & Vine section of Hollywood, L.A.
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    Hollywood Boulevard~

    by Yaqui Written Sep 1, 2014

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    I remember Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Strip, Melrose Ave, and etc., as being a very different world. The glizty and galmor has always been here, but there is the seedy side. Many of buildings here and there were veru run down, and loads of homeless folks. There were your typical landmarks such as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Walk of Fame, El Captain, Hollywood Sign, and Capitol Records. At that time some of the historical theatres were open and now they are restaurants. Many of the historical buildings have found new life in being either businesses or condos.

    The vibe feels a whole lot safer and brighter. With all the new restaurants, clubs, and museums, it has breathed a whole new life on the boulevard. We walked along the Walk of Fame and enjoyed the sights at night while taking photographs and were never bothered by anyone. There are still homeless, but they did not bother us one bit. There is so much to see just, so take your time and enjoy!

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    Hollywood Rollup Door Murals

    by Yaqui Written Oct 11, 2014

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    Artists Susan Krieg, Preston Craig, Rodd Swerdloff, Geoffry Tuttle, Jennifer Snoeynick, Jeanna Abbey Cobelli, Jasser Membreno, Kate Macomber-Jones, and Lindsey King in 2003 painted the rollup doors along Hollywood Boulevard of stars "Hollywood Walk of Fame". So when business are closed up and the doors are rolled down. Instant Art. Very clever I think:)

    Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

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    Sneaker Creatures

    by Yaqui Written Oct 11, 2014

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    This mural was painted by artist One Man aka Alex Poli. He is muralist that is trying to have Graffiti made legit. He was commissioned by Shiekh shoes to paint this mural on their store in Hollywood.

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    There isn't much for a tourist...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    There isn't much for a tourist to see at the famed corner of Hollywood & Vine.... but there is one instantly recognizable landmark near that intersection: the Capitol Records building, located on Vine Street, just north of Hollywood Boulevard.

    Capitol Records was the first record company based on the West Coast and has promoted such acts as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran and Tina Tiner. (Scream! Scream!).

    Oh and John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is right outside the Capitol Records building.... Check it out.

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    SIGHTSEEING....The best...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    SIGHTSEEING....

    The best sights I can think of is the world famous Mann's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Just use your feet to sweep away the litter (yuks, it's really dirty!) and you should be able to see some of biggest names in Hollywood immortalized here.

    Don't say I didn't warn you how dirty this whole area is.... Oh, and be careful not to bump into the wrong group of people. There are also lots of kinky shops selling stuffs that would make a mother blush...

    Photo Below: Took this pic from my hotel room - the Holiday Inn Hollywood. That's a pic of the EL CAPITAN THEATER (another Hollywood landmark apparently) located along Hollywood Boulevard....

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    Hollywood Boulevard

    by Avryle Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Take a walk and check out all the shops. You can find everything from cheezy souveniers to lingerie to stripper clothes to...well that's really about it. Check out the stars on the street about which you'll be saying, 'Who??' more often than not.

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    Wander Around Hollywood & Highland

    by Sunshine64 Updated May 29, 2003

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    This swank new complex includes many shops, restaurants, the Renaissance Hollwood Hotel, and the Kodak Theater - where the Oscar's are held.

    The outdoor courtyard area - The Babylon Court - is modeled after the set of the 1916 silent movie Intolerance. From the walkways in the court there is an interesting view of the Hollywood sign. I tried to capture it in this picture, but the sign doesn't show up very well...

    Hollywood Sign from Babylon Court

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    the main street of hollywood

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 25, 2009

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    the wide boulevard which is the main street of hollywood. Holywood boulevard Actually encompasses a lot of streets and avenues like Sunset Boulevard in the east. Running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. West of Laurel Canyon it continues as a small residential street in the hills, finally ending at Sunset Plaza Drive. On the east side of Hollywood Boulevard it passes through the neighborhoods of Little Armenia and Thai Town.

    The boulevard was originally a seedy area in the 1980's (tourist just posed pictures at Grauman's Theater and Roosevelt Hotel and Walk of Fame and just leave) but a gentrification campaign was done in the 90's and today it has a number of attractions.

    Bob Hope Square (Hollywood and Vine)
    Grauman's Chinese Theatre
    Grauman's Egyptian Theatre
    El Capitan Theatre
    Hollywood Sign
    Frederick's of Hollywood
    Hollywood and Highland
    Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
    Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Hollywood Wax Museum
    Janes House
    Kodak Theatre
    Madame Tussauds 2009
    Masonic Temple- Home of Jimmy Kimmel Live
    Musso & Frank Grill
    Pantages Theatre
    Pig 'n Whistle
    Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium
    Capitol Records Tower

    facing roosevelt hotel give her to me cruising let's go inside going to Hollywood via US 101 north
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    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    by Africancrab Updated May 20, 2013

    The walk of fame is on the famous Hollywood Blvd, a tribute of the thousands of actors, actresses, artists, musicians . . . who have made outstanding contributions to television, radio, the music world and beyond. On this street are engraved pink stars with the names of the honored engraved, some having their signatures permanently sealed into the concrete. Now this is a place I wanted to walk too, just for the sake of saying I had ‘been there, done that’. It felt nice walking and reading the names of the different stars honored; I recognized many of the stars and found myself reviewing the movies they acted in at the back of my mind.

    When I was there I only walked on one side of the boulevard, but the walk of fame is on both side of Hollywood Blvd. One thing that I missed was the Silver Four Ladies of Hollywood Gazebo on the La Brea avenue, this is a must see in Hollywood.

    I caught a glimpse of them as I rushed for my ride at the end of our tour. I was able to find one of my favorite stars on the walk of fame - Eddie Murphy, what was amazing was that he actually left his name hand signed on the wet concrete and now it is permanently engraved in the concrete. At the Grumman's Chinese Theater is also over thousands of hand prints that can be seen, I did not have much time to go through all of them.

    PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!

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    Hollywood Mall?

    by Carmela71 Updated Apr 11, 2005

    I do not remember the name of this Hall, I think it was the entrance for Kodak Theatre but I am not sure, what I liked was that on the columns you had listed all the Oscars to the best films since the beginning of the Oscars!!!

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