PLACES OF INTERESTS
2655 Glendower Ave., (323) 668-0234. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
and built in 1924. Tours Tues, Thurs, Sat by reservation. Reservation
required. Tour hours: 11am, 1pm 3pm. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors,
students and children. www.ennisbrownhouse.org
Original Farmers Market
3rd St. and Fairfax Ave., (323) 933-9211. An historic landmark, Los
Angeles tradition and world-famous tourist attraction for more than
60 years. Summer hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm.
Ferndell Dr. Los Feliz. Stream with waterfalls banked by ferns
imported from all over the world. Gabrielino Indians lived in this area
10,000 years ago. Used often as film and TV location.
First United Methodist Church of Hollywood
6817 Franklin Ave. Used in many movies most notably the 1952 classic
“War of The Worlds” where terrified people took shelter in the church
to get away from the invading Martians.
Frederick’s of Hollywood
6608 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 466-8506. World famous lingerie shop. Retrospective
exhibition of vintage under fashions dating back to 1946. Celebrity
Lingerie Hall of Fame salutes stars of stage, screen and TV who “glamorized”
lingerie. Open daily. Free admission.
Samuel Harriet Freeman House
1962 Glencoe Way, (323) 851-0671. Built in 1924 by Frank Lloyd Wright,
this remarkable home’s interior furnishings were designed by Rudolf
Schindler. The house has a unique history as a salon of the avant-garde
and a haven for artists in the early ‘50s. Closed due to earthquake
Frances Howard Goldwyn
1623 N. Ivar, (323) 467-1821. Newer Hollywood landmark designed by Frank
Gehry with multi-media facilities and special collections. After a devastating
fire, the Hollywood Public Library was rebuilt by the Samuel Goldwyn
Foundation and renamed. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 10am-8pm. Fri Sat, 10am-6pm,
Sunset Blvd. at Gower. Located near studios where many Westerns were
filmed, the area was a hangout for studio cowboys waiting to be called
for their next scene. Now recalled in a Western-style shopping center.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 464-6266. This recently refurbished theatre
was built by Sid Grauman in 1927 and is one of Hollywood’s icons. The
famous footprint ceremonies were inaugurated in 1927 by Mary Pickford
and Douglas Fairbanks.