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Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Hollywood Boulevard is a street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, splitting off Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. West of Laurel Canyon, it continues as a residential street and ending at Sunset Plaza Drive. The eastern end of Hollywood Boulevard passes through Little Armenia and Thai Town. Parts of the boulevard are popular tourist destinations.HistoryPrior to Hollywood Boulevard, the street was named Prospect Avenue until 1910, when the town of Hollywood was annexed by the City of Los Angeles. After annexation, the street numbers changed from 100 Prospect Avenue, at Vermont Avenue, to 6400 Hollywood Boulevard.In the early 1920s, real estate developer Charles E. Toberman (the "Father of Hollywood") envisioned a thriving Hollywood theatre district. Toberman was involved in 36 projects while building the Max Factor Building, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Hollywood Masonic Temple. With Sid Grauman, he opened the three themed theatres: Egyptian, El Capitan ("The Captain") (1926), and Chinese.
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  • We came to Hollywood BLD on Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon and found a street with practically every activity abandoned a series of shady characters that proposed tour or looked at you so a little grimly to guide you in some dodgy area. By Sunday, nearly all shops were closed on Monday, open but populated by thugs. Wouldn't go back a third time
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  • This is the place you should be aware of. Very hectic and exciting. It has several shops, restaurants, theatres and bars.
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  • Should ideally go at night, walk and know it's like walking through Times Square, it is not questioned, is made, even if they close their eyes in some places and hold the 1000 costumed characters Chinese Theatre, walk of celebrities, places ironic
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