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Places of Interest Listings

Places of Interest
Updated 10/24/2016 SB

Places of Interest

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Mary Pickford Center
1313 N. Vine St. (310) 247-3000. Built in 1949, first Hollywood studio designed for television show production. Early TV shows and sitcoms including Queen for A Day and I Love Lucy were broadcast from ...
Alto Nido Apartments
1851 N. Ivar Ave. William Holden's apartment in the '50s film noir classic Sunset Boulevard in which he co-starred with Gloria Swanson.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
The Academy is the first conservatory for actors in the English-speaking world. With campuses in Hollywood and Manhattan, their Alumini have received nominations for 96 Oscars, 241 Emmys and 84 Tonys. ...
American Film Institute
2021 N. Western Ave. (323) 856-7600. Historic Immaculate Heart College's 1906 campus buildings now house famed institute and one of the best film and video libraries in the world. www.afi.com (See ...
American Society of Cinematographers
1782 N. Orange Dr. (800) 448-0145. Built in 1903, this classic Mission Revival residence has been lovingly cared for by the Society since 1936. www.theasc.com
Audiences Unlimited
Audiences Unlimited, Inc. has been providing the opportunity for guests to enjoy hit TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory, America's Funniest Videos, 2 Broke Girls, special events such as the American ...
AutryMuseum 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)
1735 N. Vine St. (323) 462-8900. Opened in 1927 as the Hollywood Playhouse, it became the El Capitan in the 40s and hosted the famed Ken Murray's Blackouts and Hollywood Palace TV show in the 50s. ...
Black-Foxe Military Academy
Founded by Charles E. Toberman, who developed Hollywood in the 1920s, and WWI Majors Black and Foxe. Today the only remaining part of the academy is a house adjacent to the original property. Declared ...
Bronson Caves
Brush Canyon (at the top of Canyon Drive). 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 ...
Cahuenga Pass
US 101 is the ancient way through the hills originally used by the Tongva tribe of Native Americans. Called "Cahuenga"or "Little Hills," it was traversed by Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola in ...
Capitol Records
1750 N. Vine St. 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 ...
CBS Television City
Soap operas, game shows, sitcoms and new broadcasts. Carol Burnett and other legendary variety shows originated here.
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
1416 N. La Brea Ave. Built in 1918 to resemble a row of English country homes, Chaplin made many of his films here including Modern Times and City Lights. Formerly A&M Records, the studio was ...
Chase Bank/Millard Sheets
1500 N. Vine St. (323) 466-1121. Unusual mosaics, murals and stained glass created by noted California artist Millard Sheets depict Hollywood personalities.
Chateau Marmont
8221 Sunset Blvd. (323) 656-1010. Since 1929, this castle-like hotel has been popular with stars for its privacy. From secret romances to untimely deaths, guests include Errol Flynn, Bob Dylan, Paul ...
Church of Scientology Los Angeles
6724 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 953-3485. Located in the historic former Christie Hotel. www.scientology-losangeles.org
Cinerama Dome
6360 Sunset Blvd. (323) 464-4226. Restored as part of the Arclight Hollywood movie-going experience, the unique geodesic-shaped theatre designed by Buckminster Fuller was built in 1963. ...
Columbia Square
6121 Sunset Blvd. Originally a CBS broadcasting center for many early radio and TV shows, the newly renovated development features a 20-story residential tower, new office buildings and underground ...
Crossroads of the World
6671 Sunset Blvd. (323) 463-5611. Historical landmark built in 1936 as "the world's first modern shopping center." An architectural potpourri with Streamline Moderne, Tudor, Moorish, French Provincal ...
De Longpre Park
1350 Cherokee Ave. A lovely old "pocket" park one block south of Sunset Blvd. Jerry Fuller is said to have penned the Rick Nelson hit "Travelin' Man" here. Features sculptures honoring Rudolph ...
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr. La Canada. (818) 949-4200. Camellia garden, oak forest, rose garden, native plants, lake and art gallery. Free parking. Open daily. 3rd Tue Free. www.descansogardens.org
Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 308-6300. Inside the Hollywood & Highland complex. Home of the Academy Awards. Guided tours daily from 10:30am-4pm. www.dolbytheatre.com (see Theatre)
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 461-2020. Built in 1922 by impresario Sid Grauman. Egyptian décor inspired by 1920's King Tut craze complete with hieroglyphic murals. Site of Hollywood's first movie ...
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