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    Hollywood History Museum

    by apbeaches Updated Jun 20, 2015

    Really enjoyed the Hollywood Museum (formerly the "Hollywood History Museum") is housed in the former Max Factor Building, where the wizard of movie make-up worked his magic on stars since 1935.

    The lobby, basically unchanged from those golden days, is a polished Art Deco marble, crystal chandeliers, pastel hues, antique furniture, and potted palms. On the ground floor, you'll find many of the same displays that used to make up the old Max Factor Museum. The new museum is much larger than it looked and has 4 floors of exhibits with 38,000 square feet of exhibit space.

    Each of the floors is different. The ground floor is made up of the gorgeous Max Factor rooms and a few large-scale exhibits from recent science-fiction films. The second floor is devoted almost exclusively to costumes by the stars in famous films. The third floor is a hodgepodge of Hollywood memorabilia, ranging from the earliest Technicolor film ever shot, to a Roman bed from "Gladiator".

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    The Beach Boys' Wilsons home in Hawthorne

    by Paisleypaul Written Mar 28, 2015

    Brian Wilson, together with his late younger brothers Dennis and Carl, formed the Beach Boys with their cousin Mike Love and schoolpals / neighbours David Marks and Al Jardine and released their first single Surfin' in 1961. They popularized and still epitomize the California Dream and Brian Wilson's flair for composing together with elaborate four part harmony vocal and production arrangements delight and astonish many millions to this day.

    The Century Freeway went through the original Wilson home in the very early 1980s which is a shame but on 20th May 2005 they were honoured with A Califormia State Landmark, It was built by Scott Wilson Construction (owned by Dennis's son) and has a brick structure like a house - although all of the bricks are dedicated and inscribed as the work was part funded by public subscription.

    The main focal point , the plaque and bas-relief, recreates's the 1962 album cover Surfin' Safari with Brian Mike David Carl and Dennis carrying the surf board towards the waves, although Al, who was not on the album despite being a long term member previous to and since, has been added to create the 6 piece Beach Boys. Full inscription below :

    ' It was here that the childhood home of Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson developed their unique musical skills. During Labor Day weekend 1961, they, their cousin Mike Love, and a friend Al Jardine, gathered here to record a tape of their breakthrough song “Surfin’.” This marked the birth of the rock group known worldwide as the Beach Boys, and the beginning of a historic musical legacy. The music of the Beach Boys broadcast to the world an image of California as a place of sun, surf, and romance '

    Site of Wilson family home 3701 W119th Hawthorne Bas Relief - Now we are six ! Al is included..... The plaque Dressed for the occasion Freeway on left; extant neighbourhood on right
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    Spanish plaque close to Patsaouras Transit Plaza

    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Feb 1, 2015

    While waiting for my train to San Diego I found this plaque commemorating the foundation of Los Angeles in 1781 by the Spaniards.
    Being Spanish I felt proud to find that plaque.

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