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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.
2301 Highland Ave. An important piece of Los Angeles performing arts history and a world-class cultural attraction, the 60-acre site opened in 1921. www.hollywoodbowl.com (See MUSIC)
Hollywood Bowl Museum
2301 N. Highland Ave. Located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl. Features photos, footage, programs and artifacts on the history of the Bowl. Free. www.hollywoodbowl.com/museum (See FAMILY)
Sunset Las Palmas
1040 N Las Palmas Ave. Home of early Harold Lloyd movies and later Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope. Jean Harlow began her career here in Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels" in 1927. www.hollywoodcenter.com
Hollywood Farmers Market
Ivar & Selma Ave. between Hollywood & Sunset. (323) 463-3171. Sundays rain or shine 8am-1pm. Farmers, artisans, food vendors & entertainment. www.seela.org (See FAMILY)
Hollywood Forever Cemetary
6000 Santa Monica Blvd. The final resting place of many Hollywood legends including Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Cecil B. De Mille, Johnny Ramone and others. www.hollywoodforever.com
Hollywood LaBrea Gateway
CRA sponsored. Gateway depicts Dolores Del Rio, Anna Mae Wong, Mae West, and Dorothy Dandridge. Designed by Catherine Hardwiche, sculptor: Hari West.
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 N. Highland Ave. This barn served as the studio for the first feature length motion picture. It operates as a museum of early Hollywood and silent pictures. www.hollywoodheritage.org (See FILM)
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Features the re-created ¾ scale set of D.W. Griffith's 1916 classic film Intolerance. Its Dolby Theatre is the home of the Academy Awards. www.hollywoodandhighland.com
Hollywood High School
1521 N. Highland Ave. Famous alumni include James Garner, John Ritter, Jason Robards, Jr., Stefanie Powers, Jean Peters, Rick and David Nelson, Sally Kellerman, Charlene Tilton and Carol Burnett.
From Los Feliz to Beverly Hills, developed in the 20s, intriguing secluded neighborhoods offer historical perspective above the city that hums and shimmers below.
in Max Factor Bldg. 1660 N. Highland Ave. Make-up studio on ground floor restored to its art deco splendor plus four floors of elaborate displays of movie memorabilia. www.thehollywoodmuseum.com
6215 Sunset Blvd. Opened in 1940 with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, with vocalists including Frank Sinatra. Hollywood's dance and music venue for over 70 years. www.thehollywoodpalladium.com (See MUSIC)
Hollywood Post Office
1615 Wilcox Ave. Built in 1936, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wood relief The Horseman, carved by Works Progress Administration artist Gordon Newell in 1937.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd. Built in 1927, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were among the original owners. The first Academy Awards banquet was held in the Blossom Room. www.thehollywoodroosevelt.com
Hollywood Wax Museum
Rub elbows with your favorite stars at the most visited attraction on Hollywood Boulevard since 1965. Fun photo opportunities with current and classic celebs.
Hollywood Wilshire Y.M.C.A.
1553 N. Schrader Blvd. (323) 467-4161. Serving Hollywood for over 75 years. www.ymcala.org/hollywood
Hollywoodland Stone Gates
Beachwood Dr. Built of rock quarried from Griffith Park and designated a monument in 1968. Beachwood Village was immortalized as a town of zombies in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition
6331 Hollywood Blvd. and Vine. Permanent exhibition retracing the life of the founder of Scientology. Learn about one of the most acclaimed and widely read authors of all time.
6541 Hollywood Blvd. The last surviving Queen Anne-style Victorian residence along the Boulevard. From 1911-1926, it was the Misses Janes Kindergarten School.
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