Issue: Issue Summer 2001

From the Editor

Everywhere the town is abuzz with talk of new and soon to open attractions. Night spots, restaurants and new retail developments are in various stages. In November, the much-touted Hollywood & Highland project will open its shops and restaurants. The sense of excitement is sculptures reminiscent of the great silent movie spectacular "Interolerance."

Hollywood Boulevard still sports its electric assortment of shops, but the noticeable increase in pedestrian activity and total accessibility via MTA's Red Line subway is generating the interest of investors and a new generation of entrepreneurs. During the day, there's a steady stream of tourists still looking for the ultimate Hollywood experience-a star lighting. However, such a visual treat is more likely in the evening at one of Hollywood's hot nightspots or restaurants-the Pig 'n Whistle, Las Palmas, Cafe des Artistes or the Sunset Room, to name a few.

American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is site of numerous premieres and their own retrospective that bring celebrities into Hollywood. The Hollywood Entertainment Museum, in addition to their usual exhibits often host special events when the stars come out at night. The venerable Hollywood Roosevelt, where our celebrity honorary mayor Johnny Grant holds court, sees its share of celestial beings current beings and from the beyond.

These days Hollywood is the star and it's rising. Our streets aren't paved with gold and most of the glitter is on sequined bustiers and six inch high heels shoes, still the variety of sights from the bizarre to the sublime keeps this place an exciting discovery day and night. After more than twenty years, to me, it's still the most beautiful and exciting place on earth. Enjoy!