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Hollywoodland Stone Gates
Beachwood Dr. at the entrance of Hollywoodland real estate development. Built of rock quarried from Griffith Park, the gate was designated a monument in 1968.
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."
6541 Hollywood Blvd. The last surviving Queen Anne-style Victorian residence along the Boulevard. From 1911-1926, it was the Misses Janes Kindergarten School.
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.
KTLA TV (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.
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.
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.
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
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
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