Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Mary Pickford Center

1313 N. Vine St. (310) 247-3000. Built in 1949, first Hollywood studio designed for television show production. Early TV shows including Queen for A Day and I Love Lucy were broadcast from here.

Alto Nido Apartments

1851 N. Ivar Ave. William Holden's apartment in the '50s film noir classic Sunset Boulevard in which he co-starred with Gloria Swanson.

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

1336 N La Brea. The first conservatory for actors in the English-speaking world. With campuses in Hollywood and Manhattan, their Alumini have received nominations for Oscars, Emmys and Tonys.

American Film Institute

2021 N. Western Ave. (323) 856-7600. Historic Immaculate Heart College's 1906 campus buildings now house famed institute and one of the best film and video libraries in the world. (See FILM)

American Society of Cinematographers

1782 N. Orange Dr. (800) 448-0145. Built in 1903, this classic Mission Revival residence has been lovingly cared for by the Society since 1936. www.theasc.com

AutryMuseum of the American West

Founded by Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy," outstanding state-of-the-art museum is a tribute to the spirit that settled the American West. (See VISUAL ARTS, FAMILY, FILM, MUSIC)

Avalon Hollywood (formerly The Palace)

1735 N. Vine St. (323) 462-8900. Opened in 1927 as the Hollywood Playhouse, it became the El Capitan in the 40s and hosted the famed Ken Murray's Blackouts and Hollywood Palace TV show in the 50s. ...

Bronson Caves

Brush Canyon (at the top of Canyon Drive). Used as backdrops for countless movies and TV shows such as Gunsmoke and Bonanza, and the entrance to Batman's bat-cave in TV's Batman.

Cahuenga Pass

US 101 is the ancient way through the hills originally used by the Tongva tribe of Native Americans. Called "Cahuenga" or "Little Hills," it was traversed by Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola.

Capitol Records

1750 N. Vine St. World's first circular office building and one of Hollywood's landmarks. Built in 1956, the light on its rooftop spire flashes "H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D" in Morse code.
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