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CBS/Columbia Square

6121 Sunset Blvd., (323) 460-3000. Now local CBS radio and TV station, this was once the main Hollywood network headquarters from which well known early TV shows, such as “The Jack Benny Show,” emanated. (See TV TICKETS)

Crossroads of the World
6671 Sunset Blvd., (323) 463-5611. Historical landmark built as “the world’s first modern shopping center” in 1936, an architectural pot-pourri with Streamline Moderne, Spanish Colonial, Tudor, Moorish and French Provincial styles. Now an office complex, it is listed on National Register of Historic Places.

De Longpre Park
6500 De Longpre Ave. A lovely “pocket” park in neighborhood one block south of Sunset Blvd. Features two sculptures of Rudolph Valentino.

Eastman Kodak Company
6700 Santa Monica Blvd. Historic offices for its Motion Picture Film Division. Film is still THE medium in Hollywood and Kodak’s recent $8 million addition houses digital technology center and film preservation vaults.

Larry Edmunds Book Store
6644 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 463-3273. Believed to have the largest collection of theatre- and film-related books in Los Angeles, selling photographs, posters and other memorabilia from the movies. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Built in 1922 by impresario Sid Graumann (famed for his Chinese Theatre). Eqyptian décor inspired by twenties King Tut craze complete with hieroglyphic murals, a sunburst with giant scarab ceiling decoration above the stage. Site of Hollywood’s first movie premiere, “Robin Hood” with Douglas Fairbanks. Cecil B. DeMille premiered “The Ten Commandments” here in 1923. It has been beautifully restored by American Cinematheque (See FILM).

El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd., (800) Disney-6. Built in 1925 as a legitimate theatre. Orson Welles‘ “Citizen Kane” opened here in 1939. Refurbishing in 1942 concealed its lavish interior converting it to the Hollywood Paramount where many films, including “Doctor Zhivago,” premiered in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This treasure was restored to its former glory thanks to Disney and Pacific Theatres and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (See FILM)

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