Hollywood Los Angeles – The City of the Stars


One mention of the word  Hollywood  and you immediately think of stars or celebrities. Because of  Hollywood’s  cultural identity as a movie studio and movie star hub, the term  Hollywood  has become a metonym for the United States cinema.

 Hollywood  is a district of Los Angeles, California, just west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Most people refer to  Hollywood  Los Angeles as “Tinseltown” because of all the glitz and the glamour of the movie industry. Even though some of the major studios have moved out of  Hollywood  Los Angeles and transferred to neighboring cities like Burbank and Los Angeles Westside, it is still a popular tourist spot.

What  Hollywood  Has to Offer

 Hollywood  Los Angeles has plenty of places and destinations that you can visit. Many historic  Hollywood  theaters are still used as venues and concert stages to premiere major theatrical releases and host the Academy Awards. You can find the  Hollywood  Walk of Fame and look for the stars of your favorite movie stars. The Walk of Fame was first created in 1958, and the first star was placed in 1960 as a tribute to artists working in the entertainment industry. An honorary receives a star based on career and lifetime achievements in motion pictures, live theater, radio, television, and or music as well as their charitable and civic contributions. Another popular landmark in  Hollywood  Los Angeles is the Kodak Theater, which opened in 2001. This is where the historic  Hollywood  Hotel once stood and is the new home to the Oscars.

If you want to check out a major movie studio facility, then the only one you can find in the area is that of Paramount Pictures. It is the only studio physically located within  Hollywood . Other studios include Jim Henson Studios (famous for the Sesame Street and the Muppets), Sunset Gower Studios, and Raleigh Studios.

The  Hollywood  Revival

After years of serious decline,  Hollywood  was at the brink of extinction, when most of its landmarks were threatened with demolition. Today,  Hollywood  is undergoing rapid revitalization with the goal of urban density in mind. Plenty of developments are being done; several are centered in the  Hollywood  Boulevard itself. Particularly the  Hollywood  and Highland Complex, which has the same site as the Kodak Theatre, has been a major catalyst in the redevelopment of the area. There are also numerous fashionable bars, clubs, and retail businesses opening their doors in the area, giving it the chance to be one of the hottest nightspots in Los Angeles. If you are looking to stay permanently, there are also plenty of old buildings that are converted to lofts and condominiums and a W Hotel is also nearby.

Special Events and Places

Other places and landmarks you can visit in  Hollywood  Los Angeles include the  Hollywood  Bowl, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, The Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! Odditorium, and the Crossroads of the World. As for events, you have the Annual  Hollywood  Christmas Parade and the CINECON Classic Film Festival and Exposition that offers classic film memorabilia, expert presentations, author signing, and movie screenings with celebrity guests.

Source by Arjun Collier

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