Hollywood

Hollywood


Hollywood is the place where one’s perceptions of reality waver with the bombardment of fantasy, glamour, and motion picture daydreams. A district in west Los Angeles, this is the place to spend a day stargazing, trying to discern celebrities from impersonators. The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (1927) is one of the most visited attractions, a historical theatre that is known for showing more movie premiers than any other theatre in the world. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is another must-see that parallels Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, revealing a walkway embedded with names of hundreds of famous actors, singers, stage performers, and radio personalities. Clint Eastwood, Groucho Marx, and Mickey Mouse are a few stars you will see commemorated on the Walk.

If you are on a trip away from the kids, Frederick’s of Hollywood Lingerie Museum houses some of the world’s most famous undergarments dawned by Marilyn Monroe, Cher, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. There is no charge, and is worth a gander. The Capitol Records Building is architecturally unique by appearing to be a 13-story stack of vinyl record albums. Of historical significance, this was the first record company established on the west coast, where the Beatles, Steve Miller, and Tina Turner are a few acts that were promoted by Capital Records. The Kodak Theatre is located where the historical Hollywood Hotel was located, and has become the new venue for the Oscars. As most major studios have moved out of the Hollywood district, Paramount Pictures can still be found on Melrose Avenue, and is consistently rated as the top grossing movie studios.




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