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Stay in Hollywood. Take Metro.

By Devin Strecker

August 8, 2017

Hollywood. It’s the stuff dreams are made of. It’s also centrally located within the Los Angeles area, and home to attractions like the Walk of Fame, Madame Tussauds, Hollywood Wax Museum, TCL Chinese Theatre, Amoeba Music, ArcLight Cinemas, The Egyptian Theatre, Capitol Records, Hollywood + Highland Mall, The Hollywood
Museum, and much more!

Stay in Hollywood! Accommodations range from hostels and budget chains to boutiques and luxury brands, and everything in between. You’re sure to find the place that’s right for you! Make Hollywood your base, and take Metro to experience all the Los Angeles has to offer, from Long Beach to Santa Monica; Downtown Los Angeles to
Pasadena, and many other exciting locations.

To illustrate this point, Only in Hollywood partnered with local fashion designers MANAM Fashion and Vic-Chen to install a window display in our storefront office at 6562 Hollywood Blvd. The designers each selected three destinations easily accessible from Hollywood via Metro and dressed mannequins to represent six stations: Chinatown; Downtown Santa Monica; Downtown Long Beach; Memorial Park (Pasadena); and 7th/Metro (Downtown Los Angeles). Hollywood/Highland was also represented as the starting point! The windows will be on display through Labor Day.

Designer Vic-Chen dressed mannequins to represent Chinatown, Long Beach, and Santa Monica; locations that are easily accessible from Hollywood via Metro. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

A huge thanks to our fellow business improvement districts (BIDs) for providing the photos to illustrate each destination: Old Pasadena Management District, Downtown Center BID; Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.; Downtown Long Beach Alliance; and Chinatown BID.

MANAM Fashion representing Hollywood & Highland, the starting point for journeys on Metro! (Photo by Devin Strecker)

Designer Statements

Vic-Chen, a Los Angeles-based designer, focuses on designing Men’s Apparel in fun, creative, and innovate way. Vic-Chen interpreted the mission of representing the Santa Monica, Long Beach, and Chinatown Metro stops by putting together playful, contemporary, and colorful designs that align with the culture of these parts of Metro Los Angeles. For more information, visit

Designer Vic-Chen’s representation of Downtown Long Beach. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

MANAM specializes in luxury leather clothing and accessories, and “loungerie” i.e. sexy loungewear that is comfortable enough to wear at home, and sophisticated enough to wear out.  This juxtaposition was inspired by the independent, live/work lifestyle that many professionals now have the luxury to access. I want MANAM to be a major player in supporting American industry and economy with domestic manufacturing, and set a humanitarian example for appropriate compensation and treatment of skilled craftsmen and laborers. For more information, visit

We are proud to announce that MANAM is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine! The leather pants as seen in our storefront window, on the mannequin representing “Hollywood,” are worn by “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot on the September 7, 2017 issue, as seen below.

About Metro

Metro (the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area. For more information, visit

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