Archive for 'Hollywood History' Tag

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The Grand Egyptian

Built in 1922, The Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard was the first true movie palace in Los Angeles, and as such, became the first home for Hollywood premieres. Margot Gerber, director of marketing and publicity for the Egyptian Theatre and… read more

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Meet the godfather of gay pride, Rev. Troy Perry

If LA is the golden home of America’s queer rights movement, Rev. Troy Perry is its gay godfather. With this year’s LA Pride becoming the Resist March (originating at Hollywood & Highland this Sunday, June 11, 2017), we met with… read more

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Touring Hollywood

While a tour of Hollywood is a mainstay of visitor itineraries, local residents have much to learn and enjoy from these tours, too. With a variety of tour companies in the Hollywood Boulevard area, here are a few choices that… read more

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Old Hollywood Walking Tour Launches May 26

Having moved our office to Hollywood Blvd., halfway between the happening intersections at Highland Avenue and Vine Street, the staff of the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance began to fully understand the historic nature of this section of Hollywood. Indeed, our… read more

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Hollywood History: The TCL Chinese Theatre

The glitz and glamor of Hollywood is nowhere as present as at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, which opened in 1927. According to Alwyn Hight Kushner, president and C.O.O. of the theater, “This is our 90th anniversary year. The theatre… read more

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Musso and Frank Grill: Hollywood History

Classic American cuisine and perfect martinis in a beautiful and historic setting: that’s Musso and Frank Grill, Hollywood’s oldest eatery. While Hollywood may be known for capricious diners interested in checking out the next trendy spot, Musso and Frank remains… read more