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Dolby Theatre
Dolby Theatre
#About the Place Where the Oscar Awards are Distributed

Since its opening in 2001, the Dolby Theater, formerly known as the Kodak Theater, has hosted the annual and glamorous Oscar ceremony. Then all the great Hollywood filmmakers come here and present themselves to dozens of cameras and photographers, interested in every detail, including personal or at least gossip.

The rest of the year it serves as a hall for performances, official ceremonies, concerts, reality shows, "America's Got Talent" and dance performances. It is located in Hollywood in the Highland entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue.

In its external design, this theater is misleading. Although it was designed and built at the beginning of the 21st century, its façade is much more typical of the architecture of the 1920's and the 20th century.

The interior design of the theater includes decorated columns displaying the names of the films entitled "Best Films." There are quite a few places for future winners of this prize.

On other evenings, by the way, it is hard to recognize that here is the sparkling ceremony for the entire world to see. A few days before the glittering Oscar event, a golden cloak covers the theater. The sign is replaced in the Dolby Theater, and the corridors and steps to the building are covered with the famous red carpet.


#tips
Tickets for a guided tour of the Oscar Hall and the rest of the building from inside can be purchased at the ticket office.


A closer look at the hall itself:

https://youtu.be/TDB9dcY3iYE


And a tour of it:

https://youtu.be/Cn_CjcB-5Oo


And a 360-degree view of the Oscar red carpet:

https://youtu.be/gfTwkFCn0S0
The Hollywood Museum
The Hollywood Museum
#About the Hollywood Museum

In a building painted in green and pink colors, styled in the Art Deco style, is the Hollywood Museum. Today you can see here costumes and relics from known actors. Actually, this museum houses the largest collection of Hollywood souvenirs in the world.

The museum has 4 floors, showing about 10,000 items from the cinema and TV world - parts of different sets, costumes, vintage souvenirs, photos, items, and more. For example, you can see the prison cell of Hannibal from "Silence of the Lambs," Marilyn Monroe's famous dress, Elvis's famous tux, Superman's suit, Rocky's boxing gloves, and more.

The museum displays Hollywood and its history and fame. In the past, this building was used as a factory for the makeup company Max Factor, named after Factor himself, the king of makeup, the same one who created the glowing look for most Hollywood stars. Don't forget to visit the famous makeup rooms in the museum.

In the museum are also temporary exhibits.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwPt7qnuq7w
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
#About the Madame Tussauds Museum

It seems that there is no one who has not heard of Madame Tussauds' network of museums and their wax figures. In addition to the main branch of the chain, which is located in London, many museums have been established around the world.

At the Madame Tussauds wax museum on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you will find the wax dolls of the Hollywood stars whose names are engraved on the golden stars on the pavement. This is where you can be photographed and touch your favorite stars.

Madame Tussauds wax museum is the only museum where you can meet and take pictures with the famous people in history and in today's world.

From movie stars and successful singers to politicians, athletes and other famous people - here are waxed sculptures of personalities from culture, history, art and science, alongside statesmen and celebrities from all corners of the world.

On the three floors of the museum there are almost 20 different compounds, where you can get a glimpse into the glamorous world of Hollywood. Famous movie sets will allow you to wear costumes of the characters from the films and take pictures with the wax figures of the stars.


#Who was Marie Tussauds?

It all started with a French wax sculptor named Marie Tussauds, who founded what will be the first Madame Tussauds museum. It was an exhibition of wax sculptures, the first of Tussauds, but all the sculptures displayed were of the sculptor Philip Curtius and they did not include celebrities. The exhibition was held in Paris in 1770. Pretty soon she won success and after 6 years she transferred the exhibit to the Royal Palais.

Tussauds wanted more. She studied the art of wax sculpture from Curtius, her mother was his housekeeper. After he taught her the art of wax sculpture, she created her first sculpture, the statue of Walter. It was in 1777, and the statue aroused so much enthusiasm that French celebrities asked Tussauds to sculpt them as well. Pretty soon she also sculpted famous celebrities such as Benjamin Franklin and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

In 1792, Tussauds, who inherited the collection of Curtius' sculptures after his death, moved to London, the capital of England, and the Tussauds Wax Museum was born. The museum has gained a reputation as a unique museum and the wax sculptures have gained world renown fame.

The huge success of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London led to the opening of Madame Tussauds wax museums all over the world. There are also wax museums in many capital cities around the world, including Vienna, Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Bangkok and more.


#Tips
Do not forget to bring a camera.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMzVVmMHlH8


Kylie Jenner Meets her Wax Doll for the First Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUjbob-NsG8
Mount Hollywood Drive
Mount Hollywood Drive
#About the Road with a Wonderful Observation Over the City

The labyrinth on Mount Hollywood Drive offers spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills with its famous Hollywood sign on one side and a view of Los Angeles on the other.

Mount Hollywood Drive is recommended for both daytime and sunset travel. It becomes a romantic site as can be seen in the spectacular musical "La La Land." The dancing scene here, has brought many couples to try and recreate the scene at the same spot, and watching others doing that will be an amusing and charming way to spend the evening, that will no easily be forgotten.

So if you have some time, take a short walk to Mount Hollywood Drive. Enjoy!


#Tips

Under the iconic Hollywood sign you will find the lovely Lake Hollywood Park with parking next to it, where you can shoot and maybe even see a player with his dog.


Driving Close to the Famous Road:

https://youtu.be/pZ0QXWrnmNw


Couple Performs the Dance on Hollywood Drive, from La La Land:

https://youtu.be/ee2nIhyImWY

Hollywood Tour

Hollywood
Hollywood
#About the Place Where you Make a Movie

Hollywood, the famous neighborhood in Los Angeles is known as the center of the American film industry, which made its name, "Hollywood," the concept of the American film industry as a whole.

Hollywood is full of studios, photo sets, celebrities, players' agencies, luxury cars, paparazzi photographers, big and famous celebs and early-stage players who come here to try their luck in the illusion industry.

So Hollywood is the popular cultural center of the United States, but it is first of all the home and workplace of many of its film industry workers, feel free to explore the neighborhoods and enter the cafes, restaurants, museums and its many shops.


https://youtu.be/Bh262YRz1_c



A Closer Look at Some of Hollywood's Sites:

https://youtu.be/6YyLAVmYhJM


And another view:

https://youtu.be/99sKXKhqbKY
Hollywood Wax Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum
#About the Wax Museum of the Movie Industry

Do you dream of photos or a selfie with famous Hollywood stars? Then you are in the right place. Here the biggest Hollywood stars await, and none of them would say no to a photo with you.

It may be off that not far away from the museum is the famous Madame Tussauds, that has almost the same content. However, in Hollywood, there is a place for stars everywhere, even if it is a little repetitive.

Here you can see figures made from the wax of famous personalities from around the world, and to differentiate from Madame Tussauds - here you can see only Hollywood stars, real celebrities. Exact and precise work has brought about the recreation of hundreds of known stars - Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, George Clooney, and more. There are about 220 wax figures of the world stage, those loved from the cinema world.

The museum was opened in 1965 by the entrepreneur Spoony Singh, and is the oldest wax museum in the United States. Even after Singh's retirement, the Hollywood's wax tradition was maintained by his sons and grandchildren, who continue to uphold the museum. In 2012 the family was declared as Hollywood heroes by the Hollywood Trade Commerce, for the generous support and contribution to the Hollywood community. The different wax figures here continue to change and adapt today.


A Closure Look at the Figures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiKM-gQH5fo
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
#About the Studios Where Movies are Being Made

You have reached Universal Studios in Los Angeles, perhaps the most popular attraction in the city. Here you will get a glimpse into the world of Hollywood movies and how movies are made. Whether you're a fan of parks or not, this movie park will not leave you indifferent.

In fact, this is not just a park. These are the real studios of the Universal Production Company, where new Hollywood scenes are filmed every day for future films. Outside the studios, Universal has also built this amusement park, which is exciting - both for adults and for children. The huge characters, the music, the colors and the smells, will do the trick and bring you into the world of movies in one moment.

The facilities here are based on famous movies or television series and will make sure to bring you into the atmosphere with all the means at their disposal - music, huge characters and spectacular interactive experiences that will bring you into the atmosphere of the moment. As you wander around this vast park, you can see musical performances, displays of familiar backdrops from famous movies, demonstrations of effects and stunts and how they are done during filming and more.

Beyond that, in Universal Studios Park you can take a train that will take you on a tour of the studios themselves. Where you will be exposed to rare and invested photographs of the actors that will bring you into interactive and exciting experiences especially in 3D. From the train you can see some of the famous cinemas in the history of cinema - from the home decor from Psycho, the Desperate Housewives neighborhood, City Square from the film Back to the Future to selected locations from the Fast and the Furious series.


#Tips

Walk around the park independently or join the special VIP tours to the Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures studio.



Visit the 10 Best Experiences at Universal Studios:

https://youtu.be/DBfuUAAmwq0


Exploring Jurassic Park:

https://youtu.be/me3xc4hGxRo
Mann's Chinese Theater
Mann's Chinese Theater
#About the Location of the Handprints of Stars

How exciting to know that where you stand stood many of the stars you are used to seeing on television and film. In this very place, the Mann's Chinese Theater, more than 150 stars with their handprints in cement, from Shirley Temple to Nicholas Cage.

This site is one of the most prominent symbols of Hollywood Boulevard.

The entire architectural structure is impressive, but pay special attention to the front of the building, which is decorated in the style of an ancient Chinese temple. Every year new stars are invited to accept the status and leave their heritage at the entrance to the theater.

If you arrive in the morning you will be able to see the handprints clearly and take pictures with them properly. By the way, quite a few premieres are held here, so do not be surprised if you come here on one of the evenings and suddenly you will find yourself as part of the fans who came to cheer up the actors. In fact, almost no Hollywood actor has not stepped on the red carpet permanently placed at the entrance to this theater.

The Chinese theater has been a movie theater for years, beginning in 1927, and many premieres were screened there. You will also be able to see the latest and most recent movies. Here, the area's cleaning workers also brush the concrete plates and iron hoops.

In the past it was said, that "not seeing Chinese theater while visiting Los Angeles is like visiting China without seeing the Great Wall."



#Detective mission

Can you find out who has a particularly large shoe size?


Jennifer Aniston Makes her Mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPu_tZKBqpI


Marilyn Monroe Makes her Mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RIOmn8I1uU


Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
#About the Place Where you Can See all the Stars

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the places to visit in Los Angeles. It is located between Hollywood Avenue and Wayne Street in California. The boulevard was created by the artist Oliver Weismuller, whose goal was to upgrade Hollywood a little.

The names of over 2,500 entertainment artists are here, and all have been honored for the significant contribution they have made to the entertainment industry. Each star has a pink mosaic with a bronze frame. Inside is the name of the winner and underneath it one of the five symbols symbolizing in what way they contributed to the entertainment industry: film, television, music, radio or theater.

Each year, potential stars are announced on May 31. The Star Avenue Council holds the annual meeting in June to select the people that will receive a star the following year. These council members, by the way, are not known to the public, and this is also the reason why the electoral system is so secretive.

Each name listed here has undergone a complex application approval process. This is why it is also interesting to read on the Hollywood Walk of Fame website stories about the various celebrities who came here for the awards ceremony. The ceremonies are open to the general public. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the twin television stars were the youngest to receive a star - at the age of 17.

One of the most common phenomena here is to see tourists clinging to the name of a star of someone they really admire and taking a picture with their star. Louis Armstrong, David Bowie, Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, and Harrison Ford and even cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Pooh the Bear. You can find them all here.


#Stars and Criminals on the Avenue of Stars

The boulevard is being strengthened by the Historic Foundation of Hollywood. Every star who wants to see their name on the boulevard undertakes to attend the ceremony for up to five years from the date of the declaration and pay $15,000 to the fund for expenses (such as securing the ceremony). This amount is usually paid by movie studios and record companies as part of advertising costs. Sometimes the fan clubs pay the price - or the stars themselves.

Despite the meticulous care and maintenance, eight cases of theft of stars from the boulevard have occurred. In October 2016, it was vandalized with a hammer, the Donald Trump's star was stolen in the midst of the US presidential election campaign, which was destroyed by Jamie Otis, an ordinary man who pretended to be the mayor of Los Angeles.

In 1978 Los Angeles declared the boulevard as having cultural and historical significance.


A Closer Look at the Boulevard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4NQVvXEQ-o
Hollywood Sign
#About the Famous Sign that Was an Advertisement and Became a Symbol of Hollywood

The Hollywood sign is one of the most important cultural icons for any tourist coming here. It is located at an altitude of 478 meters above sea level, on Mount Lee, within Griffith Park.

The sign itself is protected, so do not be surprised if you can not touch it or approach it. In September 1932, actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping from the letter "H."

This sign is currently registered as a trademark and can not be used without the approval of the Hollywood Board of Commerce.


#History of the Hollywood Sign


The funny story behind it is that it was designed here as a real estate advertisement in 1923. Its purpose was to promote a new construction project in the Hollywood Hills of the Santa Monica Mountains, with the name "Hollywoodland." In fact, the intention was not to let the sign stay up, the developers intended that the sign would remain in place for only a year, in order to promote the project.

The contract with the maintenance company of the sign ended in 1939, and after a few years the sign deteriorated. In 1949, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce purchased the sign, removed the word "Land" and corrected the rest of the sign.

The new sign was inaugurated on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the city of Hollywood on November 14, 1978. The ceremony was broadcast live on television, where 60 million viewers watched. It also became a star in its own right when it appeared in various scenes in films and series, especially to indicate the location of the plot.


#Tips

For a good photo location: to take pictures of the sign without disturbing the residents, and without getting a parking ticket or being too far away, reached Lake Hollywood Park. Parke a little further down. Walking to Mulholland Drive with Deronda drive will take you to the open entrance to the White Wall and from there to an observation point and an excellent shot to the sign.


A Closer Look at the Sign:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I78-xM3IsSk


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