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2015-16 EDITION • A PUBLICATION OF THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
HOLLYWOOD
Guide
PROGRESS
Ho ywood Then & Now
HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, EAST FROM McCADDEN PLACE, 1928 PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES
OUR HISTORY
HOLLYWOOD STILLMAKINGHISTORY
FEATURE BY NHYLA ARSLANIAN, EDITOR OF DISCOVER HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINE
ollywood has a rich and glorious history beginning with the Spanish settlers, whose large cattle ranchos had been created by Royal land grants and a lucrative leather and tallow
industry. AsLosAngelesgrewinthelate19thcentury,with the arrival of the railroad, the Cahuenga Valley’s orchards were planted with lemon groves, pineapples and melons.
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HOLLYWOOD’S
ENTERTAINMENT
ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY
A MAJOR FORCE IN HOLLYWOOD TODAY
THE GREEK THEATRE
There are over a thousand entertainment businesses in Hollywood currently affirming that Hollywood is still the Entertainment Capital of the World. A sampling of Hollywood’s most historic and current major players includes the Greek Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood Palladium, Sunset Bronson Studios, Sunset Gower Studios, Red Studios, Prospect Studios and the Hollywood Center Studios, and more.
PANTAGES THEATRE
One of the most important architectural and historical landmarks in Hollywood is the Hollywood Pantages  eatre that opened in June of 1930. Built by theatre impresario Alexander Pantages in the ‘Hollywood-Deco’ style of architecture, the theatre became one of Los Angeles’ most important architectural landmarks. Over the years the theatre was owned by Fox West Coast  eatres, RKO  eatre Circuit and hosted the Academy Awards from 1949 to 1959.  e  eatre was acquired by Nederlander Organization in the mid-eighties, and in 2000 they poured more than $10-million into an extensive renovation re-opening with the premiere of Disney’s “ e Lion King”. Since then, many smash Broadway shows have played the Pantages. “ e Producers”, “Wicked” and many other shows have brought Broadway shows to Hollywood. In 2015, Pantages brought to Hollywood such show as “Light Up
 e Blues”, “Motown  e Musical”, “ e Phantom of the Opera”, “Annie”, and “42nd Street” among others. hollywoodpantages.com
THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM
One of Hollywood’s latest remodeled historic landmarks is the Hollywood Palladium. Opened in 1940 with its signature mod- erne style, the Hollywood Palladium became a landmark on Sunset Boulevard featuring the best of the big bands and the Swing-music they performed. Since then, the Hollywood Palladium has hosted Jazz concerts, rock concerts, punk rock, heavy metal concerts, orches- tra, charity balls, political events and radio broadcasts. In 2007, Live Nation renovated the building and restored its exterior back to the original design. At this time the Hollywood Palladium is hosting Jucy J,  e O spring, Sleater-Kinney, Future Hearts, Mastodon & Clutch, Bassrush and Meghan Trainor. thehollywoodpalladium.com
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GREEK THEATRE
Located in the picturesque setting of Gri th Park, the Greek  eatre is an internationally known venue that presents a wide variety of headline entertainment.  e Greek is owned by the City of Los Angeles and was built in 1929 as a part of the Gri th Park development of recreation areas for the people of Los Angeles.
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 e Greek underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2006 to restore the original façade for the 75th Anniversary. Since then the Greek continues to be one of the more unusual public venues. Currently, the Greek is presenting such musical attractions as Damien Rice, Nightwish,  e Moody Blues,  e Piano Guys and Little Dragon. greektheatrela.com
TOURISM
THINGSTO SEE AND DO
WHEN IN HOLLYWOOD, STAY IN HOLLYWOOD
So you are in Hollywood. Now what! There’s plenty of things to see and do for days over. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, single or with loved ones, on business or pleasure, staying for a weekend or longer, Hollywood has all that you seek. As Hollywood continues to grow, this world-famous community has its eyes on you! Hollywood is very walkable,
family friendly and welcomes your pet. Leave the car behind, and step onto the most entertaining sidewalk. Enjoy a stroll along Hollywood Walk of Fame, check out upcoming star ceremonies on walko ame.com, snap photos or be in the photos, be treated like a celebrity, meet their wax  gurines, get in their shoe-prints or touch their hand-prints. Make sure to take a sneak view of the Hollywood peak, and explore Hollywood’s historic landmarks and architecture. As a cultural arts center and the entertainment capital, Hollywood also takes you closest to the world of glitz and glamour. Find it all in this guide... Hollywood Bowl extravaganza, concerts, plays, museums, landmarks, and more stars.
Photos right: Dolby Theatre hosting Academy Awards. Photo by Stacie Stauff Smith Photography/Depositphotos. Hollywood Sign. Photo by duha127/Depositphotos. Double-decker tour bus at Hollywood Blvd. Walk Of Fame. Photo by logoboom/Depositphotos. Hollywood Wax Museum. Photo by littleny/Depositphotos. Capitol Records Building, Hollywood, California. Photo by Alan Crosthwaite/Depositphotos. The Dome Arclight. Photo by Kayte Deioma/CRA/LA Hollywood Photo Bank. Hollywood & Highland. Photo by Kayte Deioma/ CRA/LA Hollywood Photo Bank. The Egyptian Theatre. Photo by Kayte Deioma/CRA/LA Hollywood Photo Bank. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. Photo by naticastillog/Depositphotos. The Hollywood Bowl. Photo Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
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