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Week of May 25 - May 31, 2023
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.
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)
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.
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. www.lafdmuseum.org
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. www.lazoo.org (See FAMILY)
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
6933 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood branch of famed wax works. Open 10am daily. www.madametussauds.com
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. www.magiccastle.com
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.
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 ...
6650 Franklin Ave. Fine example of art deco style with Mayan influence, listed in National Register of Historical Places.
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.
Murals in Hollywood
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. www.museumofdeath.net
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)
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. www.pacificdesigncenter.com (See PLACES)
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