PresentationHollywood Boulevard extends from Is in West of Vermont Avenue until Sunset Boulevard. It concentrates at the same time the Walk off Famed, with famous stars of the high-speed motorboats, the Grauman' S Chinese Theater, the El Capitan Theater and the Kodak Theater, where are given each year the Oscars of the cinema. In front of Grauman' S Chinese Theater, many stars immortalisé their passage by leaving a print of the feet and hands in fresh cement.
In the beginning, of 1887 with 1910, celebrates it artery names Prospect Which occurred. It holds this name of Harvey Wilcox, the owner of a field of 0,6 km in the north of Los Angeles which he names “Hollywood” on an idea of his wife. It is him which creates the first chart of the city, that it supplements with the authorities of the county. With his wife like adviser, it traces Prospect Which occurred like main street.
It is thus into 1910 that Hollywood is annexed to the town of Los Angeles. The classification of the street changes on this occasion: the 100 Prospective customer Which occurred, on the level of Vermont Avenue, becomes the 6400 Hollywood Boulevard. This name of Hollywood Boulevard comes from the tram line which connects Los Angeles to Hollywood, distant at the time of 11 km and separated by citrus fruits cultures.
Famous the Walk off Famed, which goes from Gower Street until Brea Avenue, is created in 1958. It is prolonged later until Vine Street. The first star is installation in 1960, in homage to the artists working in the industry of the entertainment.
The extension of the subway of the Metro Red Line to Hollywood goes back to June 1999. It connects Downtown Los Angeles to the Vallée of San Fernando, by making three stops on Hollywood Boulevard, on the level of the crossroads with Western Avenue, Vine Street and Highland Avenue.
Efforts are made these last years to dam up the degradation of Hollywood Boulevard. They appear in particular by construction in 2001 of the shopping mall Hollywood and Highland, being next to Kodak Theater, accompanied by a programme of rehabilitation of residences. In same time, nightclubs open, attracting starlets and celebrities like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Jamie Foxx.
Universe of fiction
HomonymsThere exist two different “Hollywood Boulevard”, one with Hollywood, in Florida and the other with Las Vegas.
Sites of interest
- Bob Hope Public garden
- Grauman' S Chinese Theater
- Grauman' S Egyptian Theater
- El Capitan Theater
- Frederick' S off Hollywood
- Hollywood and Highland
- Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
- Hollywood Walk off Famed
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Janes House
- Kodak Theater
- Masonic Temple
- Musso & Frank Grill
- Pantages Theater
- Pig 'N Whistle
- Ripley' S Believe It Or Not! Odditorium
- Capitol Records Tower
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