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Week of Mar 23-29, 2023
6121 Sunset Blvd. Originally a CBS broadcasting center for early radio and TV shows, the renovated development features a 20-story residential tower, and offices. www.columbiasquare.com
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 Provincial ...
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 Valentino.
Larry Edmunds Bookshop
6644 Hollywood Blvd. Believed to have the largest collection of theatre and film related books in Los Angeles, offers photographs, posters and other movie memorabilia. www.larryedmunds.com
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Built in 1922 by impresario Sid Grauman. Site of Hollywood's first movie premiere, Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks. Home of American Cinematheque. (See FILM)
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd. (818) 845-3110. Built in 1925 as a stage and movie theater, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane premiered here in 1941. Serves as the venue for Disney film premieres. (See FILM/FAMILY)
2655 Glendower Ave. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924. For years in a serious state of decay, it is privately owned and being restored. www.ennishouse.com
Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St. World-famous market, a Los Angeles tradition for more than 80 years. www.farmersmarketla.com (See DINING and FAMILY)
Waterfalls banked by ferns imported from all over the world. Gabrielino Indians lived in this area 10,000 years ago. Used often as film and TV location.
1962 Glencoe Way. Built in 1924 by Frank Lloyd Wright, the textile-block house has a unique history as a salon of the avant-garde and a haven for artists.
Frances Howard Goldwyn Public Library
1623 N. Ivar Ave. (323) 856-8260. Designed by world-renowned contemporary architect Frank Gehry. www.lapl.org/branches/hollywood. (See FAMILY)
Sunset Blvd. at Gower adjacent to Sunset Gower Studio (formerly Columbia Pictures). Many early Westerns were filmed here. Studio cowboys would practice tricks on the corner between scenes.
TCL Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd. Built by Sid Grauman in 1927 and a Hollywood icon. The famous footprint ceremonies were inaugurated in 1927 by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. www.tclchinesetheatres.com
2800 Observatory Rd. (213) 473-0800. Art deco landmark located in Griffith Park featuring a state-of-the-art planetarium and sweeping city views. (See FAMILY)
4730 Crystal Springs Dr. The largest city park in the U.S. Provides hiking and riding trails, golf, tennis, playgrounds, pony rides, travel museum, zoo and majestic hilltop observatory. (See FAMILY)
Hudson Apartments (formerly Hillview Apartments)
6533 Hollywood Blvd. Built by Jesse Lasky and Samuel Goldwyn in 1917. Actors in Hollywood had a difficult time finding housing. Most boarding houses had signs "No Actors and No Dogs Allowed."
4800 Hollywood Blvd. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall and built between 1919 and 1921. Wright's abstract geometric motif based on the hollyhock flower.
Hollywood American Legion Post #43
2035 N. Highland Ave. Glittering example of Egyptian Revival/ Moroccan art deco was built in 1929 and perhaps one of the most spectacular Veterans' facilities in the U.S. www.hollywoodpost43.org
Hollywood Athletic Club
6525 Sunset Blvd. Built in 1924 as an ultra-exclusive club, it was the site of the first Emmy Awards in 1949. Members included Valentino, Chaplin and Walt Disney. www.thehollywoodathleticclub.com
A designated National Historic Register Entertainment and Commercial District. Many Hollywood hopefuls have walked "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and imagined their names in the stars.
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