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Places of Interest
CBS Television City
Soap operas, game shows, sitcoms and new broadcasts. Carol Burnett and other legendary variety shows originated here.
Guiness World Records Museum
6764 Hollywood Blvd. Located in the historic Hollywood Theatre building originally built in 1938. Open daily. www.guinessmuseumhollywood.com
Hard Rock Cafe
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Rockstar memorabilia on display at this popular chain. www.hardrock.com/cafes/Hollywood-on-hollywood-blvd/
The serious explorer can read Hollywoodland USA, Hollywood: Then & Now, This is Hollywood, The Movie Lover's Guide to Hollywood, The Ultimate Hollywood Tour Book, and Early Hollywood.
Hollywood Tower Apartments
6200 Franklin Ave. Renovated historic apartments with French-Norman architectural details appeal to those with a taste for glamour, romance, mystery and fine craftsmanship. www.thehollywoodtower.com
5555 Melrose Ave. Longest continuously operating film studio in Hollywood. The original gates can be seen at Bronson entrance. www.paramountstudios.com (See TV TICKETS and FEATURED TOURS)
7377 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 845-0172. Part of Plummer Estate that Helen Hunt Jackson, author of Ramona, visited. Park includes recreational facilities. Farmers Market every Mon 9am-2pm. www.weho.org ...
Corner of Melrose & Gower. Formerly owned by Joseph Kennedy, Howard Hughes, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Acquired by Paramount, the familiar globe is still visible and its stages are still in use.
5300 Melrose Ave. Working studio dates back to 1914. Home of classic films such as Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers, In the Heat of the Night, and TV's Superman. www.raleighstudios.com (See EVENTS)
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium
6780 Hollywood Blvd. Ripley's Museum offers over 300 different exhibits of the strange, unusual and bizarre. Look for the dinosaur on the roof. Open daily 10am-midnight. www.ripleys.com/hollywood
Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N. Fuller Ave. Historic city park. Hike the trails and explore the relics and ruins of a Hollywood estate. Pedestrian entrance end of Fuller St. www.runyoncanyonhike.com.
2255 Verde Oak Dr. Lloyd Wright translates the textured pre-cast concrete Mayanesque block into pressed metal. The result hints at pre-Columbian Revival and Zigzag Modern composition.
835 N. Kings Rd. Rudolph Schindler's home, considered to be the first house built in the Modern style, now a center for study of 20th century architecture. www.schindlerhouse.org
Franklin Ave. between Myra Ave. & St. George St. Joins Los Feliz, Franklin Hills and Silverlake neighborhoods. This beloved 1925 Gothic beauty is one of L.A.'s historic landmarks.
8161 Hollywood Blvd. The second of four Hollywood area textile-block designed houses by Frank Lloyd Wright was built in 1923. www.storerhouse.com
Sunset Gower Studios
1438 N. Gower St. Formerly Columbia Pictures (1926-1972). It Happened One Night and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington were made here. New building at Sunset entrance houses iconic Technicolor.
Doheny Dr. to Crescent Hts. Once-favorite night spots such as the Trocadero, Mocambo and Ciro's were located here outside the city limits in unincorporated county land.
Sunset Tower Hotel
8358 W. Sunset Blvd. Completed in 1931, was originally home to such stars as Errol Flynn, Jean Harlow, and Clark Gable. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. www.sunsettowerhotel.com
Sunset Vine Tower
1480 Vine St. L.A.'s first "skyscraper," built following removal of 14-story height limit in 1960, was the skyscraper in Earthquake and now converted to spectacular apartments. www.sunsetvinetower.com
100 Universal City Plaza. Los Angeles’ landmark urban entertainment, shopping and dining complex, located adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood. www.citywalkhollywood.com
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