Hollywood California
Tinseltown

Hollywood, also called Tinseltown, is a commerce center, full of entertainment related businesses and services, as well as a tourist attraction.

Northwest of Downtown Los Angeles (and conveniently near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank) is Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world, sometimes affectionately called Tinseltown. Hollywood is the location of many entertainment related businesses and services such as special effects, lighting, props, editing and post-production. Hollywood is also the location of many annual entertainment events such as the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Attractions in Hollywood include the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center and the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, where stars were "discovered".


TLC Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Mann's Chinese Theatre, is located adjacent to Dolby Theatre, the home of the annual Academy Awards Ceremony.

Located along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre (aka Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Mann's Chinese Theatre) is a Hollywood landmark, dating back to its opening on May 18, 1927. Designed by Meyer and Holler architectural firm to be a "palace type theatre" similar to the Egyptian Theatre, TCL has long be a location of choice for Hollywood movie premieres. The theatre's forecourt contains concrete blocks that bear footprints, handprints and signatures of movie stars, dating back to the 1920s. TCL Chinese Theatre has been the site of three Academy Awards ceremonies (1944, 1945, 1946) and stands adjacent to the new home of the Academy Awards ceremony, Dolby Theater (formerly Kodak Theater) in the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex.

The Roosevelt Hotel, is the birthplace of the Academy Awards!

The Spanished-style Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, built and opened in 1927, was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. Hollywood pioneer stars Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, as well as pioneer film producer, Louis B. Mayer helped to finance what would become an historic Hollywood landmark. This hotel is the birthplace of the Academy Awards. In 1928, the first Academy Awards ceremony was held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel. Today, Dolby Theater (formerly Kodak Theater), anchor of the Hollywood Entertainment Complex, is the home of the annual Academy Awards Ceremony. Designed by David Rockwell and opened in 2001, Dolby Theater has also been the venue for high profile events such as the American Idol Finale. Hotels near the Dolby such as Loews Hollywood Hotel, provide convenient accommodations for persons attending Hollywood events at Dolby Theater.

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Bludso's BBQ

Have a taste for Texas-style barbeque? No worry. Stop by Bludso's BBQ located in a polished Hollywood sports bar-like spot, one block from Melrose Avenue. Go and get your grub on!

Catalina Bar & Grill

Catalina Bar & Grill is a jazz supper club that features the best in jazz entertainment. Guests select from a menu that includes seafood, steak, lamb, chicken or paste entrees and dine will listening to the best in young jazz artists or established jazz artiss.

Pink Taco Sunset Strip

Pink Taco is a Mexican Restaurant.

The Federal Bar

The Federal Bar is a neighborhood bar & grill.

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