Hollywood Go Book - Historic Sites

Historical sites to see in Hollywood, L.A.

Footprints and handprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
The forecourt of the iconic theatre has attracted tourists since Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were the first to put their feet in concrete in 1927. The extremities of about 200 stars are now immortalized here.

Hollywood & Vine.
The most famous historic intersection in Hollywood - once the location of the famous Brown Derby restaurant - this corner has always been changing and undergoing periods of decline and renewal. The Pantages Theatre is just east of here; the Capitol Records Building just up the block.

The Hollywood Bowl.
Summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this massive outdoor amphitheater which first opened (sans band shell) in 1922, also hosts year-round performances of Jazz, Pop, and Rock. It's the perfect place to enjoy a picinic on a summer evening.

Musso & Frank's Grill.
Hollywood's oldest restaurant. This place will carry you back in time to the glory days of classic Hollywood. If you keep a keen eye peeled, you just might see a star or two.

The Hollywood Sign.
Originally an advertisement for a real estate development, the sign is probably the most recognizable symbol of Los Angeles.

Paramount Studios.
The only major studio still located in Hollywood. You're sure to recognize the famous gate.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
The Roosevelt opened in 1927, and was the site of the first Academy Awards ceremony.

Crossroads of the World.
Located at 6671 Sunset Blvd., and sometimes referred to as the first outdoor shopping mall; now used as an office complex.

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