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Hollywood Boulevard stretches just under 5 miles from where it splits off from Sunset Blvd in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles at its eastern origin to where it peters out in the Hollywood Hills in West Hollywood. The most famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard is the 1.3 mile stretch from La Brea Avenue on the west to Gower on the east, where you’ll find the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a passel of Hollywood landmarks.
History and Evolution
Hollywood Boulevard is in constant evolution, with businesses and attractions coming and going. Nearly half of the 110 Hollywood businesses and landmarks I photographed for the City of LA in 2004 are gone or transformed. All of the following is subject to change at any moment. In the 1930’s, Hollywood Blvd was the center of glamor, lined with palatial stage and movie theaters like TCL/Grauman’s Chinese and Egyptian theaters near Hollywood and Highland and the Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine. In the 1960s, the area declined, and was known more for sleazy strip shows, prostitution and drug culture through the 1990s.
Most of the attractions on Hollywood Boulevard are near the intersection of Hollywood and Highland, with nightclubs and restaurants scattered loosely down the street to another cluster at Hollywood and Vine. In 2009, the W Hotel opened at Hollywood and Vine across from the 1930 Pantages Theatre, bringing a new nightclub and restaurant to join the longstanding Avalon nightclub in the Palace Theatre Building and other revolving-name clubs in the area. Also visible from the intersection of Hollywood & Vine is the iconic Capitol Records Building, just north on Vine Street.
East, beyond where the Walk of Fame ends at Gower, Hollywood Boulevard passes through Thai Town and Little Armenia, both home to some great budget ethnic food.
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