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Old 07-02-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I love Hollywood! When I visit I always think of the 'golden age' of Hollywood. The hand and footprints always fascinates me, especially the stars of long ago. Check out the Roosevelt Hotel where the first Academy Awards took place. Its quite beautiful inside imo. Also if you can go see the refurbished old El Capitan Theater. Absolutely beautiful! If you have time before you leave, get your car and drive about 1.5 miles east on Hollywood Blvd to the Hollyhock House. If you're into architecture like me its a home built by world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1920s that sits on a high grassy knoll, right in the middle of Hollywood. The views are awesome. It sits on the righthand side of Hollywood Blvd. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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the corner of Hollywood and Wilcox is known as "stripper central" because that's where all the strippers go to buy their clothes; stilleto boots, leather bustiers, thongs, whips, you name it. Everything but the shiny pole.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I love Hollywood! When I visit I always think of the 'golden age' of Hollywood. The hand and footprints always fascinates me, especially the stars of long ago. Check out the Roosevelt Hotel where the first Academy Awards took place. Its quite beautiful inside imo. Also if you can go see the refurbished old El Capitan Theater. Absolutely beautiful! If you have time before you leave, get your car and drive about 1.5 miles east on Hollywood Blvd to the Hollyhock House. If you're into architecture like me its a home built by world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1920s that sits on a high grassy knoll, right in the middle of Hollywood. The views are awesome. It sits on the righthand side of Hollywood Blvd. Hope this helps.
Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. I've been to the area several times, as well as Santa Monica Pier, etc. so I was more looking for little things that aren't as well known. Guess I shoulda said that.. Thank you!
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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Another vote for Hollywood and Highland.

What's playing at Grauman's? Don't be put off by all the tourists. It is a GREAT place to see a film. (And I agree with eyerything pwright said .)
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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Depending if you have kids with you or like Disney movies, check to see if anything is playing at the El Capitan theatre. After their is a ice cream parlor right next store. I also think the give tours of the Kodak theatre also.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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In addition to the walk of fame, I am sure you'll walk on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

I agree with Pgwrigt about the Hollyhock House...definitely an interesting place to go. Here are a few other thoughts:

1. Take a walking tour of historic Hollywood Blvd. with Hollywood Heritage (only on Saturdays, I think).Untitled Document

2. Griffith Observatory. You could also take the 1 hour or so hike from the Observatory which goes up the hill with great views of the city and the hollywood sign.

3. Los Feliz Village (Vermont Ave) for a stroll or a bite to eat (very close to the Hollyhock House).

4. Amoeba Music/Pantages Theatre (Sunset near Vine).
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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In addition to the walk of fame, I am sure you'll walk on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

I agree with Pgwrigt about the Hollyhock House...definitely an interesting place to go. Here are a few other thoughts:

1. Take a walking tour of historic Hollywood Blvd. with Hollywood Heritage (only on Saturdays, I think).Untitled Document

2. Griffith Observatory. You could also take the 1 hour or so hike from the Observatory which goes up the hill with great views of the city and the hollywood sign.

3. Los Feliz Village (Vermont Ave) for a stroll or a bite to eat (very close to the Hollyhock House).

4. Amoeba Music/Pantages Theatre (Sunset near Vine).
^^^ This.

Last time I visited the Walk of Fame was with my relatives visiting from Canada last year in August and we parked in the parking garage at Hollywood & Highland. We also paid a visit to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. That's a really neat place. However, the price of admission isn't that cheap unless you can get a deal online. Have fun!
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. I've been to the area several times, as well as Santa Monica Pier, etc. so I was more looking for little things that aren't as well known. Guess I shoulda said that.. Thank you!
You should walk Hollywood Boulevard then walk over to Sunset Boulevard. Check out the studio relics. There's so much history there but you have to do the research. If you're interested, there's even a tour bus that takes people around and about and to homes of celebrities. http://www.starlinetours.com/

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Old 07-02-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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Walk of Fame/Hollywood-image0073.jpg

Walk of Fame/Hollywood-image0084.jpgI took a night trip ( due to airline schedules ) a while back and saw it.

I would probably ride the Metrolink to Union Station, then the Red Line from there. The Hollywood/Vine station is worth a visit. Have a good trip!
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I'd pick another weekend. Absolutely horrible traffic this way this weekend.

If you must I'd also follow the suggestion of metrolink to red line. Avoid traffic that way.
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