Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

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Hollywood Boulevard is a major east–west street in Los Angeles, California. It begins in the west as a winding residential street at Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills West district. After crossing Laurel Canyon Boulevard, it proceeds due east as a major thoroughfare through Hollywood, Little Armenia and Thai Town to Vermont Avenue. It then runs southeast to its eastern terminus at Sunset Boulevard in the Los Feliz district. Parts of the boulevard are popular tourist destinations, primarily the fifteen blocks between La Brea Avenue east to Gower Street where the Hollywood Walk of Fame is primarily located.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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  • August 14, 2017
    A lot of fun, because you're going to be looking for the stars on the floor and you will find a lot of other. Gets a lot of diversions along Hollywood Boulevard. Will find since Mickey star Michael Jackson, but with a lot of luck and patience. And many other NUMEROUS attractions that can report on lots and lots of lines. GO AND WON'T REGRET >
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  • August 12, 2017
    Family happy to discover this famous boulevard and its stars, we found ourselves in a charmless noisy, dirty and without any friendly boutique boulevard. A lot of people to enjoy these famous stars. Very very disappointed, it is to be avoided and uninteresting
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  • August 10, 2017
    A Stroll Down Hollywood Boulevard always rekindles an appreciation for the hundreds of stars memorialized there who have used their unique talents to entertain us through various media. Memories came ...  more »

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