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The Hollywood Museum – History from the Inside Out

Housed in the historic Max Factor building, The Hollywood Museum not only contains more than 10,000 pieces of film industry memorabilia, the building itself is a classic. Designed by architect S. Charles Lee, the building was sold to make-up artist… 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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The Sidewalks of Hollywood

Last weekend, one of my board members sent me a link to a list: “The Biggest Tourist Traps on Earth.” He was apologetic, but as I read it, I sighed. The Walk of Fame is listed there with the Blarney Stone,… read more

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Museum of Death: A Life Force in Hollywood

The goal of the Museum of Death is to bury the notion of negativity – and “make people happy to be alive,” as its literature states. Begun in 1995 in San Diego by the husband and wife team of J.D…. read more

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A Visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum

The Hollywood Wax Museum has been a local institution for over 50 years. It was opened in February, 1965, by businessman Spoony Singh, and has been owned by his family since then. As one of Hollywood’s most-visited tourist destinations, it has kept… read more

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Leaders work to improve safety in Hollywood

Summer is in full swing here in Hollywood, and community leaders are working to make sure that residents and visitors are as safe as possible here. Park LaBrea News/Beverly Press recently interviewed our own Kerry Morrison, in addition to other… read more

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8 Hotels in 8 Years

Driving around Hollywood, you’ll probably notice that construction is going on everywhere. Many of these projects are brand new hotels, or rehabs of existing ones. Within the next 8 years, 8 new hotels will be coming online in downtown Hollywood,… read more

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More Room for Hollywood

Hollywood is a world tourist destination, plain and simple.  Whether it’s checking out the Walk of Fame or standing on the outside of a red carpet star-studded movie premiere just to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrities, Hollywood is… read more