Welcome to Hollywood. This is the most iconic city in the world when it comes to the movie industry. All who come here have hopes of laying eyes on at least one of the favorite actors and actresses. Chances are that you are likely to bump elbows with one of them at some point. If not, there is still plenty of other things to enjoy in this bustling city. Coconut Club Vacations Reviews some of the most iconic and immortalized places to see in Hollywood.
One of the most famous landmarks of Hollywood sits high atop the Hollywood Hills on Mount Lee. The iconic Hollywood sign was originally intended as an advertisement when it was erected in 1923. It immediately garnered buzz and has since become a piece of Americana, and a true sign of where you are at and heading if you have caught the acting bug.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Hollywood is the Hollywood Walk of Fame welcoming over 10 million visitors a year. It stretches for fifteen blocks along Hollywood Boulevard, and carries over for three blocks onto Vine Street. There are 2,400 brass and terrazzo stars that immortalize the entertainment industry with not only actors, but musicians, directors, producers and even fictional characters that we have all come to love.
While walking along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, don’t miss one of the city’s most famous theaters, Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The theater opened in May of 1927 with one of the most famous and eccentric director’s films, Cecil B. DeMille’s the King of Kings. Grauman’s Chinese Theater has hosted many movie premieres, one of the most famous being the launch of the now infamous blockbuster Star Wars in 1977. Still an active theater promoting premieres and screening all the latest and greatest movies, Grauman’s cultivates the appreciation of the movie industry with concrete blocks set in the courtyard featuring handprints, footprints and signatures of some of the silver screens most beloved personalities from the 1920’s to the present day.
These are some of the most iconic destinations of the film industry. They are recognized throughout the world, and are the musts of anyone’s trip to Hollywood. Go ahead and immortalize your trip with a pic of you sitting on the star of your fave film star, and get a head shot with the larger than life Hollywood sign as your backdrop. These are true Hollywood stories.