What is it about fall that makes it such a delightful time of the year? New beginnings as a new school year is launched, or the fun of creating a costume and all that goes into making Halloween a zany occasion and not scary even with all the ghosts and goblins. Maybe what makes fall so special is anticipation-a new teacher, a fun and silly night out or time to be spent with family, friends and turkey as we give thanks.
As seasons come and go, there's really never a dull day in Hollywood. As summer ends, we notice fewer visitors to our famous town, but the slight lull gives us time to prepare for other festivities-West Hollywood's Halloween extravaganza or the annual Dia De Las Muertos. Soon we'll realize the year is ending as our community prepares for the Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Liberally sprinkled over the autumn months are star ceremonies, film premieres, fundraisers and conventions. These days all roads lead to Hollywood.
The year began with the much anticipated opening of Emerson College. Although the prestigious East Coast based institution has had a presence in LA for over 25 years, its arrival in Hollywood has caused quite a stir. Students come for the industry experience and connections but it's the architectural marvel that really wows them. Shauna McClure gives us an inside look to compliment photographer Anthony Nelson's exciting cover shot.
But if you still have a yearning for ghosts and goblins, you'll get plenty in Michael Goldstein's article on Hollywood haunts. He and famed medium Patti Negri took a tour of to find as many unworldly spirits as possible and found plenty.
Talk about unworldly. It's WHAM, BANG, POW as Karen Yin explores Hollywood's fascination with superheroes. With Warner Bros. Batman exhibit and Madame Tussauds new 4D attraction plus an industry that can't seem to get enough, you'll want to join in the fun or get ideas for a Halloween costume.
We'll have just enough time to take a breather before the "holidaze" is upon us. Check out the great Special Events and browse the Calendar-live theatre, art openings, music and dance performances are happening every day. For the most up to date listings be sure to visit our website.