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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.
Alto Nido Apartments
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 (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.
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)
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)
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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)
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 ...
Chase Bank
Unusual mosaics, murals and stained glass created by noted California artist Millard Sheets depict Hollywood personalities.
Chateau Marmont
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada (818) 949-4200. An urban oasis with a camellia garden, oak forest, a 5-acre rose garden, spring lilacs, a lake, and a gallery showcasing changing exhibits of ...
Dolby Theatre
Inside the Hollywood & Highland complex hosts the world's top performers. Home of the Academy Awards. Guided tours 7 days a week from 10:30am-4pm.
Egyptian Theatre
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 premiere, "Robin Hood" with Douglas ...
El Capitan Theatre
Built in 1925 as a legitimate theatre. Orson Welles‘ "Citizen Kane" opened here in 1941. Refurbishing in 1942 concealed its lavish interior converting it to the Hollywood Paramount where many films, ...
Ennis House
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924. Sold in 2011, a condition of the sale was an easement that allows public viewing 12 days per year, a condition binding on subsequent buyers.
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