This famous intersection in the heart of Hollywood has been a center of glamor and activity since the early days of film. The ... More
Hollywood & Vine
This famous intersection in the heart of Hollywood has been a center of glamor and activity since the early days of film. The hottest nightclubs like the Brown Derby and Sardi's were located here. There are several studios nearby, which make this a center of the local film industry. Many of the buildings at this intersection and nearby were constructed in the 1920s and 30s making this spot a slice of Hollywood history. And of course the Walk of Fame stars are here at the intersection. Right on the corner lies a plaque dedicated to the stars of Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins of the 1969 Apollo XI trip to the moon.
Most of these reviewers are full of it! The mistique is still there, you can look at the shape and form of the buildings and that can take you back to the 20's and 30's and 40's. We ate at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and for me the ghosts of stars that made the fame and mistique are still there - was that Marilyn walking through the lobby? I felt like I rubbed elbows with Clark Gable when I stood over his prints and signature at the Chinese Theater. I don't care if a panhandler asked me for change - I gave it to him. I love it and hope to go back soon - Hooray for Hollywood!
Hollywood is among one of the many things that California doesn't know how to take care of. Sorry to disappoint.
If it's any consolation, it's still cool if you squint really hard and pretend it's the movies.
As far as the money thing goes, do a LOT of research before you go. It's amazing how many free things there are to do in Hollywood.
It takes money to look like money. Don't hate. And if you didn't see the beauty in Hollywood, you didn't look in the right places. Its okay,... it takes a few visits and help from a few friends to steer you in the right direction!
Both a trip down memory lane and a reminder that time takes it's toll. Many of the stars are damaged and are getting worse. But it was wonderful to see names that I had not heard in a long time - Jacky Benny, Louis Armstrong, Roddy McDowell and the like.
Don't imagine Hollywood to be like you see it on TV. It's really only one street you see. The glamour means money. So forget about meeting real people at any desent club. It's all about money so if you don't have lots of it don't even try to have fun in Hollywood. There's no culture in Hollywood. The only history present is the fact that the buildings where made in the past. Hollywood is a dump unless you bring the cash.
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