PLACES OF INTERESTS
2301 N. Highland Ave., (323) 850-2000. A Hollywood icon and world-class cultural attraction, the Bowl is an important part in the history of the performing arts in Los Angeles. Note Art Deco harpist at fountain at entrance. (See MUSIC)
Hollywood Bowl Museum
2301 N. Highland Ave., (323) 850-2058. Located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl. Features photos, film footage, programs and artifacts on the history of the Bowl. Visit the "Come Make Noise Exhibit." Free admission and parking. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-8:30pm, and Sundays on performance evenings. Parking free before 4pm on concert days.
Hollywood Center Studios
1040 N. Las Palmas. Located in the Industry District, home of early Harold Lloyd movies and, later, Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope. Jean Harlow began her career here in Howard Hughes’ 1927 production of “Hell’s Angels.”
Hollywood Entertainment Museum
7021 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 465-7900. Located in the Hollywood Galaxy Complex, this long-awaited museum showcases the contributions of film, television, radio and recording through an array of exciting shows and exhibits. Admission: $8.75 adults, $4 children students, $5.50 seniors. Hours: 10am-6pm daily except Wednesday, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Hollywood Farmers Market
(323) 463-3171. Sundays from 8:30am to 1pm all year round. Located on Ivar Ave. between Hollywood and Sunset Blvds. Also Wednesdays in the Sears Parking lot at Santa Monica Blvd. and St. Andrews Pl. Fresh produce, crafts and entertainment.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 469-1181. The final resting place of many of Hollywood’s legends including Rudolf Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Cecil B. De Mille, Jayne Mansfield, Marion Davies, Tyrone Power, Peter Lorre, Hattie McDaniels, Peter Finch, Edgar G. Robinson, “Bugsy” Siegel, John Huston and others. Noteworthy are the stained glass windows, possibly crafted by Tiffany, in the Mausoleum. A map to the graves can be purchased at the gift shop near the front gates.
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 N. Highland Ave., (323) 874-2276. First feature-length movie, “The Squaw Man,” was filmed in this barn. Original location near Selma and Vine was first site of Paramount Pictures started by Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky. The barn was declared a California Historical Monument in 1956 and was moved from Paramount to its present location in 1982 by Hollywood Heritage, Inc. and now is a museum of silent pictures. Hours: Sat-Sun, 11am-3:30pm.
6801 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 817-0220. Hollywood’s newest attraction, site of the Academy Awards, featuring shopping, dining, entertainment, events, and star quality accommodations all within the re-created set of D.W. Griffith’s 1916 classic film “Intolerance”.
Hollywood High School
1521 N. Highland Ave., (323) 461-3891. Famous alumni include James Garner, John Ritter, Jason Robards, Stephanie Powers, Jean Peters, Rick and David Nelson, Marge Champion, Sally Kellerman, Charlene Tilton and Carol Burnett. Alumni Museum honors graduates who “achieved the honorable” and exhibits memorabilia donated by former students. Art Deco and Moderne styles in WPA-built science and liberal arts buildings. Mural now in progress.
From Los Feliz to Beverly Hills, prime residential property developed in the ‘20s offers historical perspective, intriguing neighborhoods, and an ambiance that is both secluded and surrounded by the densely populated city that hums and shimmers below.
Hollywood Historical Review
7000 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 466-7000. At the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, mezzanine level. Exhibit highlights the “hot spots” of the ‘30s, the advent of the talkies and architectural classics. Open to public.
HOLLYWOOD HISTORY MUSEUM
1660 N. Highland Ave. (323) 464-7776,
Special Events (323) 464-7770. Five floors featuring an intimate walk through Hannibal Lector’s jail cell, costumes, props, personal and professional effects of stars and films from Mae West to Marilyn Monroe, Valentino to Russell Crowe, creatively displayed in the fully restored art deco splendor of historic Max Factor building. www.hollywoodhistorymuseum.org
Hollywood Magic Store
6614 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 464-5610. Catering to the professional and amateur magician, a must for magic tricks from the simple to complex.
1623 N. Vine St., (323) 462-3000.
www.hollywoodpalace.com Opened in 1927 as the Hollywood Playhouse, it was the El Capitan in the 40’s and hosted the famed Ken Murray’s “Blackouts.” Renamed the Hollywood Palace in the 60’s, it has found a new audience.
Hollywood Post Office
1615 Wilcox Ave. Built in 1936, it is listed on National Register of Historic Places. Above an inside door is a wood relief “The Horseman,” carved by the WPA artist Gordon Newell in 1937.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 466-7000. Built in 1927, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were among the original owners. The first Academy Awards banquet was held in the hotel’s Blossom Room in 1929. Renovation revealed the original Spanish design, balconies, hand-crafted columns and ceilings.
Originally built on Mt. Lee in 1923 for $21,000 as a temporary sign
to promote Hollywoodland real estate development. The 50 foot high letters
were made of wood and illuminated with a line of 20-watt bulbs around
each letter. With the “LAND” letters removed, by the 70’s it was in
terrible disrepair until the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spearheaded
a campaign that gathered momentum and support from a diverse group of
people (including playboy Hugh Hefner, rockstar Alice Cooper, cowboy
Gene Autry and singer Andy Williams) each pledging $27,000 per letter
rebuilding a new, all metal landmark officially dedicated on November