Hollywood, Los Angeles

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    Hipster East Hollywood aka Los Feliz and Silverlak

    by mattflanzer Written Jul 7, 2006

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    You can walk down Vermont and see cool stuff. The Dresden is always worth getting a drink in there, but it's too slimy on the weekends imho. Marty & Elaine are there and they make it worthwhile. The Electric Lotus has great Indian food. The Lighthouse Bookstore is cool and next to it is "Ghetto Sushi" - a small, ugly Japanese restaurant with unbelievably low prices. Further down are some more expensive restaurants but it's cool to sit outside at the French one (I forget the name). They have a fantastic happy hour there (2 for 1, I think). The shops are very hip, of course... You can walk over to Hillhurst and up that. It has much less density than Vermont but some good places. Mexico City (towards the top @ Los Feliz Blvd.) has good clean Mex food. At the corner of LFB and Hillhurst is The Derby - the Swing dance capital of L.A. Other bands play there too. It's worth checking out. Across the street is Tangiers - a decent restaurant with a great bar and also great live music. Further down the block are some good cheap dive bars - Ye Olde Rustic Inn (very loud in there at times) and across the street... ***, I forget the name but it's a great dive bar with darts and Ms. Pacman.... much further down Hillhurst (a bit far to walk) is The Vista movie theater - a great, large single screen venue. Next doors is the Goodluck Bar (neon horseshoe) that has an interesting Southeast Asian theme in red. If you get one of the coveted couches in there, it's damn good.... turning then East on Sunset Blvd you enter Silverlake. Hip Hip Hipster central. The first place of note is the Tiki-Ti. A super tiny place on the North side of the street across from the Circuit City. The name describes itself but, my oh my, the drinks are killer. It's definitely an "L.A. experience".... further down Sunset you'll hit Sunset Junction. Lots off cool stuff there... 4100 Club is a good bar (@ Santa Monica)... Eat Well has well, good eats. So does "More" a brewpub... ***, everything there is just pretty cool.

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    Got to find you, Mel Gibson

    by zazatann Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Mel Gibson's hand print

    Even though, i never met real of Mel Gibson but i don't mind to only see how big his hands are. Ha....

    Take a walk down Hollywood Blvd and you'll pass by famous sights such as Mann's Chinese Theatre, where legions of glitterati have left their prints on the sidewalk out the front.

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    Hollywood and Highland Complex

    by Yasmine03 Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    Hollywood & Highland entrance

    This is the entrance of the Hollywood and Highland Complex. It has a huge square where events are organised. The Kodak Theatre (Academy Awards ceremony is held here annually) and a luxury hotel are built here. Other activities are shopping and entertainment.

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    The Vista Theatre

    by Erin74 Written Dec 30, 2003

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    The Vista Theatre

    There are many old and wonderful movie theatres in Los Angeles, many of them dating from the silent era and decorated with lavish, themed embelishments. The Vista is a great example of an old theatre and a fun place to see a movie while you're in town.

    The screen here isn't large, so maybe it's not a great place to see a big, highly visual epic (like Lord of the Rings or Braveheart)... but that's about the only downside here. The prices can't be beat ($8 adult tickets) and the seats are very comfortable (some have about 6 feet of leg room in front!). Also, the decor here is wonderful! It's a sort of Egyptian theme, with colorful sconces and busts of Egyptian figures placed all around the room. The ceiling is very colorful and interesting, as well.

    Out front, there is a mini-walk of fame, featuring handprints from a few stars and a number of interesting local personalities.

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    Hollywood and Highland

    by meteorologist1 Written Nov 25, 2003
    Hollywood and Highland

    Here at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland is the entrance to the famous Kodak Theatre. This is home to the Academy Awards ceremonies. The theatre is also used for a lot of other important events. There is a tour of the theatre everyday. See the web site for more information.

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    Movie characters

    by meteorologist1 Written Sep 1, 2003
    Movie characters in Hollywood

    On the streets of Hollywood you can see characters from movies. Great to pose for a photograph with them, and it is fun for your children. You will find a lot of characters such as Zorro on the streets.

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    The Cheers bar

    by yelyah99 Written Jul 28, 2003

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    For a girl who watched episode upon episode of Cheers when I was a kid, seeing the actual "Boston" bar smack in the middle of Hollywood was a surreal, but strangely exhilarating, experience. Well worth the entrance fee for that alone!
    You also get some Star Trek, costumes, etc.
    Apparently, since I last went, they've added some of The X-files set which I'd kill to see!

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    Hollywood is quite possibly...

    by CubsIn4 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Hollywood is quite possibly the world's tackiest tourist trap-but hey, LA thrives on tacky! Certainly you couldn't go to LA without making a stop there, could you?
    The film studios and movie stars are long gone, leaving in their wake hordes of tourists. That in and of itself makes it a fun place to visit-the people there are so much fun to watch! Beyond that, there is the walk of fame and a few other noteworthy sites.

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    When I go to L.A., I try to go...

    by biawak Updated Aug 25, 2002

    When I go to L.A., I try to go to the Improv club in Hollywood on a Thursday to see Drew Carey and his gang on stage. They have valet parking and the food there is not so bad either. Go early and find a good seat. Hold on to your tummies as comedian after comedian try to get you to die laughing...
    Many people go to Hollywood expecting to see celebrities. This is one of the easiest places to actually see famous comedians WORKING. Call ahead to find out who's performing. Price of admission, food, drinks etc. is medium.

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    Great Museum for TV's fans

    by saruzza Written Apr 10, 2005

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    The X-Files office

    It's great. You can see the stuff from Star Trek, the officie from The X-Files and the Bar from Cheers and more and moooore

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    Ford Fairlane did it in the...

    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Ford Fairlane did it in the movie, climbed the Capitol Tower's building. Well, that's in the movie, but honestly, I didn't had a single thought doing it when I was standing there. I promise!

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