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View Poll Results: What landmark?
Hollywood Sign 9 18.75%
Grauman's Chinese Theatre 2 4.17%
Walk of the Stars 0 0%
Hollywood Bowl 5 10.42%
Griffith Park Observatory 9 18.75%
Capitol Records Building 3 6.25%
Whiskey a go go 0 0%
Santa Monica Pier 7 14.58%
Chateau Marmont 0 0%
Other 13 27.08%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-19-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Those are important/significant landmarks to varying degrees. But I'll have to propose the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, City Hall, Angel's Flight, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Hollywood Bowl, and (crazy as it sounds) the Four Level Interchange.
of course Angel's Flight is one that comes to my mind as well. I voted for the Hollywood Bowl because as a teen ager and early in our college days our best dates were when guys would take us to the bowl for concerts during the summer: biggest thrill for me, seeing Nat King Cole in 1955 (now you know how old I am)

Other landmarks that come to mind: of course Dodger Stadium, the Dodges moved to L.A. the year we were married. Onother would be China Town and the Grand Central Market..Again, I am showing my age big time...
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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For me it is the beach. I don't think there is a specific beach that is most important to me, but generally speaking, when I think of LA when coming home from out of town, I think of the beach, the ocean, and the palm trees.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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The beach first and foremost. Griffith Park Observatory second. Great architecture and killer views on clear days.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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The Theme (or whatever name it has now) at LAX. Always comforting to walk out of the terminal and see it, and know that I'm back home.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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of course Angel's Flight is one that comes to my mind as well. I voted for the Hollywood Bowl because as a teen ager and early in our college days our best dates were when guys would take us to the bowl for concerts during the summer: biggest thrill for me, seeing Nat King Cole in 1955 (now you know how old I am)

Other landmarks that come to mind: of course Dodger Stadium, the Dodges moved to L.A. the year we were married. Onother would be China Town and the Grand Central Market..Again, I am showing my age big time...
Really appreciate your contributions [it would be great to see some photos of LA in the 1950's.

Of-course the beach is really the best landmark. The days spent at Venice\ Will Rodgers\ Pacific Palisades beaches are great memories. I still go to the beach but hate fighting traffic\ parking. We took friends from New York to the beach at Castellammare last summer & the beauty of the mountains against the blue sea was really nice. Also went to the Getty Villa for a night time Greek play as we looked out over the Pacific
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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Dodger stadium.
Great Western Forum.
Watts towers.
First Interstate Building. (because otherwise our skyline is boring, and the new ritz/marriot obstructs the skyline view a bit. it Def. doesnt add to it, but thats a different conversation.)
the Whittier Blvd Sign.
the Bridges crossing the River.
the RIVER "BED".
the RR tracks that criss cross vernon and southeast LA.
Patriot Hall
the Ports (and bridges)
Broadway (from tip to tip)

those are some of them. the ones with most personal significance at least.

the other ones like the HLYWD sign and capitol records, walk of fame, etc etc. dont really have any significance to me. ive lived here all my life (with a stint up in in the bay) and i have never been to manns chinese. never been to a lot of those hollywood spots. for history sure i would go, will they mean much to me? not really.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Really appreciate your contributions [it would be great to see some photos of LA in the 1950's.

Of-course the beach is really the best landmark. The days spent at Venice\ Will Rodgers\ Pacific Palisades beaches are great memories. I still go to the beach but hate fighting traffic\ parking. We took friends from New York to the beach at Castellammare last summer & the beauty of the mountains against the blue sea was really nice. Also went to the Getty Villa for a night time Greek play as we looked out over the Pacific
I have a strange affection for Dockweiler. Nothing like being right under a 747 blasting out of LAX while standing on the beach...
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Dodger stadium.
Great Western Forum.
Watts towers.
First Interstate Building. (because otherwise our skyline is boring, and the new ritz/marriot obstructs the skyline view a bit. it Def. doesnt add to it, but thats a different conversation.)
the Whittier Blvd Sign.
the Bridges crossing the River.
the RIVER "BED".
the RR tracks that criss cross vernon and southeast LA.
Patriot Hall
the Ports (and bridges)
Broadway (from tip to tip)

those are some of them. the ones with most personal significance at least.

the other ones like the HLYWD sign and capitol records, walk of fame, etc etc. dont really have any significance to me. ive lived here all my life (with a stint up in in the bay) and i have never been to manns chinese. never been to a lot of those hollywood spots. for history sure i would go, will they mean much to me? not really.
I have gone a few times to the Chinese\ El Capitan [live pre-shows w/ Twinkle Bell on a wire overhead ] the Egyptian\ Cinerama, etc because they are great theaters. I can take the trains into Hollywood so traffic\parking are non-issues. Otherwise I go to local movie theaters.

I'd like to know what your misgivings are with the LA-Live hotels?
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Talking Most Important Landmark to me?

Hmmmmmm, I'm gonna have to say Griiffith Park observatory that is where the Autobots dwells.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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For whatever reason? Maybe personal significance, you think it has most significance to the city etc...Not the greatest, most visited.etc.
I have always liked the Pointy Building downtown! It subbed for the Daily Planet on the old Superman TV series. It always says LA for me when ever I see it!!!
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