Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

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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  • You will not doubt want to visit Hollywood Boulevard if you are in Los Angeles but there is nothing overly special about it. It's full of stereotypical tourist stuff and in some places isn't overly ni...  more »
  • But in reality, its one of those things that isn't great, but you do feel obliged to go see when you're in LA. There is some fun in randomly finding stars of people you didn't expect, or that you are ...  more »
  • It was exciting walking the boulevard. Even our young granddaughter appreciated the stars. The stores are plentiful. Most are super cheap. Plenty of places to eat. And I mean plenty. Easy to park on a...  more »

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