Knickerbocker Hotel

1714 Ivar Ave. Built in 1925, it was a glamorous hotel popular with celebrities. Errol Flynn lived here when he first came to Hollywood and both Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley stayed many times.

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. (see THEATRE)

Sunset Bronson Studio

5800 Sunset Blvd. Original Warner Bros. Studio where in 1927 the first sound movie, The Jazz Singer, was made. In the late '40s, the studio became KTLA, one of the nation's first TV studios.

Lake Hollywood

A glimpse of this mountain "lake" nestled in the hills will make you forget that you're in a major city. Used as a location for countless movies-a replica cracked and burst in the movie Earthquake.

Las Palmas Hotel

1738 N. Las Palmas. Julia Roberts' digs before business with Richard Gere moved her "uptown" to Beverly Hills in Pretty Woman. Also Kramer's residence when he moved from NYC to Hollywood on Seinfeld.

Los Angeles Fire Department Museum & Memorial

1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd. The LAFD's historic fire-fighting collection is housed in the 1930 Hollywood Fire Station No. 27. Outdoor sculpture memorializes fallen firefighters.

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr. (323) 644-4200. At Griffith Park. Where the real wildlife is! One of the world's finest zoos. Advance tickets recommended. Open daily. (See FAMILY)

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

6933 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood branch of famed wax works. Open 10am daily.

Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave. 1909 Gothic mansion once home to actress Janet Gaynor, now world-famous private club for magicians. Operated by the Academy of Magical Arts for over 40 years.

Max Factor Building

(See Hollywood Museum listing) 1666 N. Highland Ave. Opened in 1935 with a "premiere" attended by Claudette Colbert, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland.

Melrose Avenue

A unique collection of restaurants, nostalgia shops, and boutiques for a hip and trendy look at what's hot in L.A. Between Santa Monica Blvd. & Beverly Blvd. and La Cienaga Blvd. & La Brea ...

Montecito Apartments

6650 Franklin Ave. Fine example of art deco style with Mayan influence, listed in National Register of Historical Places.

Mulholland Fountain

Los Feliz Blvd. and Riverside Dr. Dedicated August 1, 1940, as a memorial to William Mulholland who engineered the 238-mile-long aqueduct that brought water to L.A. from the Owens River Valley.

Museum of Death

6031 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 466-8011. Displays funerary items and mortician devices as well as war, autopsy and famous crime and morgue scene photos. Open daily.


Refer to specific listings. (Also see MORE MUSEUMS)

Musso & Frank Grill

Hollywood's oldest restaurant, it was a popular hangout for writers. William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler, Nathaniel West, Ernest Hemingway and Dashiell Hammett. (See DINING)

Orchard Gables

1277 Wilcox Ave. A Historical and Cultural Landmark, this arts & crafts European-style cottage built in 1904 is one of the early homes built before the moviemakers arrived in the Cahuenga Valley.

Ozzie & Harriet Nelson's House

1822 Camino Palmero. Home of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson for 40 years and where David and Rick Nelson grew up. Hollywood High School, their alma mater, is only a few blocks away.

Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave. (310) 657-0800. West Hollywood’s famous “Blue Whale” is the center for design arts. Tue–Fri. (See PLACES)
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