| Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Mary Pickford Center |
1313 N. Vine St., (310) 247-3000.
| Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study |
Built in 1949 and the first Hollywood studio designed for television. Many early TV variety, quiz shows and sitcoms of its day including “Queen For A Day” and “I Love Lucy” were broadcast from here. In addition to the 286-seat Linwood Dunn Theater, the building houses several Academy departments, including the offices and collections of the Academy Film Archive. (See FILM)
| Alto Nido Apartments |
William Holden’s apartment in the ‘50s film noir classic "Sunset Boulevard" in which he co-starred with Gloria Swanson.
| American Film Institute (AFI) |
Historic Immaculate Heart College’s 1906 campus buildings now house famed institute and one of the best film and video libraries in the world. (See FILM)
| American Society of Cinematographers |
Built in 1903, this classic Mission Revival residence has been lovingly cared for by the Society since 1936.
| Autry National Center/Museum of the American West |
Founded by Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy," outstanding state-of-the-art museum is a tribute to the spirit that settled the American West. (See VISUAL ARTS, FAMILY, FILM, MUSIC)
| Avalon Hollywood (formerly The Palace) |
Opened in 1927 as the Hollywood Playhouse, it was the El Capitan in the 40s and hosted the famed Ken Murray’s "Blackouts" and "Hollywood Palace" TV show in the 50s. (See MUSIC)
| Bethany Towers |
Formerly Marsden Apartments built by Mary Pickford’s mother; Jack Benny lived in its penthouse apartment. Now Hollywood’s largest non-profit senior residence.
| Bronson Caves |
Used as backdrops for countless movies and TV shows such as "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza", the jungle island in the original “King Kong,” Gene Autry’s first serial, “The Phantom Empire,” a distant planet in “Star Trek: The Movie,” and the entrance to Batman’s bat-cave in TV’s “Batman” and the first “Batman” movie.
| Cahuenga Pass |
Ancient gateway to Hollywood centuries ago by Native Americans. Called "Cahuenga" or "Little Hills", it was traveled by Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola and 80 years later by Kit Carson. In 1886, Kansas prohibitionist Harvey Wilcox and his wife, Daeida, bought 120 acres of the Cahuenga Valley and named their home "Hollywood."
| Capitol Records |
World’s first circular office building and one of Hollywood’s landmarks. Built in 1956, the light on its rooftop spire flashes "H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D" in Morse code. Gold albums of its many artists displayed in lobby. John Lennon and other Capitol artists’ stars in sidewalk.
| Celebrity Centre International/Manor Hotel |
The former was Hollywood’s first residential hotel Chateau Elysee. Guests included Clark Gable, Mary Pickford, Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Ginger Rogers.
| Charlie Chaplin Studios (Jim Henson Studios) |
Built in 1918 to resemble a row of English country homes, Chaplin made many of his classic films here including "Modern Times" and "City Lights." Formerly A&M Records, the studio was purchased by Jim Henson Productions, who honored Chaplin with a statue of Kermit the Frog dressed as The Little Tramp. Tours are available thru Adventures by Disney; reservation by phone (818) 295-4630 or online www.adventuresbydisney.com.
| Chase Bank |
Unusual mosaics, murals and stained glass created by noted California artist Millard Sheets depict Hollywood personalities.
| Chateau Mormont |
Since 1929, legendary, castle-like hotel has been popular with stars for its privacy. From secret romances to untimely deaths, celebrity guests include Errol Flynn, Bob Dylan, Paul Newman, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Jim Morrison, Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, and the late John Belushi.
| Cinerama Dome |
Restored as part of the Arclight Hollywood movie-going experience, the unique geodesic-shaped theatre designed by Buckminster Fuller was built in 1963. (See FILM)
| Columbia Square |
Site of planned development was network broadcasting headquarters from which early radio and TV shows emanated. (See TV Tickets)
| Crossroads of the World |
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 Provencial styles. Now an office complex, it is listed on National Register of Historic Places.
| De Longpre Park |
A lovely old "pocket" park in neighborhood one block south of Sunset Blvd. Jerry Fuller, a young songwriter, is said to have penned "Travelin’ Man," a Rick Nelson hit, on a tree-shaded bench in the park. Features two sculptures honoring Rudolph Valentino.
| Eastman Kodak Company |
Historic offices for its Motion Picture Film Division. Film is still THE medium in Hollywood and Kodak’s $8 million addition houses digital technology center and film preservation vaults.
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