Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood's main east-west axis, has been compared with New York's Broadway because of its night-life, but instead of theaters Hollywood has only extravagant cinemas, such as the Chinese and Egyptian Theaters (6925/6704 Hollywood Boulevard) built originally by Sid Grauman in the twenties. In the Hollywood Wax Museum (6767 Hollywood Boulevard) you can see wax figures of the stars.
Hollywood Boulevard Map
Useful tips: Coach tours are arranged by Gray Lines (1207 West 3rd Street), Starline Sightseeing Tours (6845 Hollywood Boulevard; tel. (213) 463-3131) and other companies.
Walk of Fame
The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame runs along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Here Hollywood's most recognized faces and names are represented by "stars" dedicated and laid in the sidewalk. The list of names to be found along here include prominent actors, musicians, directors, personalities, and other important people from the areas of motion picture, TV, radio, recording, live theatre/performance. Stars are still being added.The Walk of Fame is one of those Hollywood icons that make the city so exciting. The tradition began in 1960 and was at the time the source of much controversy. Who would be included and more importantly, who would not be included, became the problem. There is a nomination process with new nominees being announced each June. Today there are about 2400 stars on the sidewalks with a small number added each year.
The Grauman's Chinese Theatre, now known as Mann's Chinese Theater, was built by Sid Grauman in 1927. This famous theater features Chinese design and decoration, and is home to the "autograph collection" of foot and hand prints in the forecourt.
Barnsdall Art Park
Situated on a hill in eastern Hollywood surrounded by olive trees (488 Hollywood Boulevard), Barnsdall Park, measuring only 10 acres/4 hectares in area, offers some attractions such as the municipal art gallery and Hollyhock House.
Address: 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5390, United States
Opening hours: 5am-10pm
Barnsdall (Hollyhock House)
Barnsdall House was built in 1917 by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, and typical of the building style of the period. Its ground plan resembles a flower.Tours of Hollyhock House are currently available.
Address: 4808 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5301, United States
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Students $3.00, Senior $3.00, Child 17 & under FREE
Useful tips: Tours: Wednesdays through Sundays - 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm.
Municipal Art Gallery
The Municipal Art Gallery was founded in 1952 and promotes artists from southern California.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
LACE was one of the first artist-run spaces in Los Angeles and remains a center of cutting-edge, if not trendy, visual, performance and multidisciplinary art. Weekly programs of video art are screened Sunday evenings.
Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
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