Comfort Inn Near Hollywood Walk of Fame
7051 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 462-0905
Fax: (323) 465-6088
Started by "Muppets" creator Jim Henson, this amazing facility offers a wonder of attractions within itself, including a critically acclaimed exhibits department and a "Creature Shop" that is one of the foremost designing, manufacturing, and performance facilities in the world.
One of the most popular and well-attended branches of the Los Angeles' sprawling Public Library system, the William and Ariel Durant location is found on Sunset Boulevard smack dab in the middle of Hollywood. Conveniently open Monday through Saturday, this branch offers a wide selection of literature, with a huge selection in the Arts & Entertainment category as well as a large Russian language section. A vast DVD collection is on hand, with disks available for a 3-day checkout to any card-carrying LAPL patron. The front section offers seating and stands with a few common periodicals. Plentiful parking is available just behind the library. - Jamie Zum
The Walk of Fame is very much a tribute to Johnny Grant, a former mayor of Hollywood and relentless promoter of Tinsel Town. There is no mistaking what town you are in when you gaze down at the sidewalk and see these world famous gold stars. Encompassing a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, more than 2500 bronze-inlaid stars commemorate some of the most famous individuals in movies, radio, TV, recording and theater. Celebrities are added frequently, so give the Chamber of Commerce a call to see if you can catch one of the actual ceremonies and witness a star becoming immortal.
This lavish pantheon of fame and glamor captured in wax is one of Hollywood’s crown jewels. Hailing from London, Madame Tussauds brings to Hollywood its world-class interactive viewing entertainment, great for all ages. Located on Hollywood Boulevard, just next to Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the museum is hard to miss due to its prepossessing open-air facade with a few wax figures casually spilling out on the sidewalk. Come in and stroll the vast grounds populated with the rich and famous (as well as the infamous) and the beautiful and formidable. Photography and handling are a must. Whether it is shaking hands with President Obama or wrapping your arm around Mae West that is more your thing, you will be exhilarated by the lifelike, vivid portrayals and infinite photo ops.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood features depictions of such personalities as Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Audrey Hepburn, Denzel Washington, Rihanna, James Dean, Quentin Tarantino, Penelope Cruz, Wolverine, Beyonce, Audrey Hepburn, Spiderman, Elizabeth Taylor, Justin Bieber, Brad Pitt, Selena Gomez, and Iron Man.
Originally built in 1926, this theater was completely renovated in 1991 by Pacific Theatres and The Walt Disney Company. It's now a premier movie palace that Disney uses to showcase its animated and children's features. Special features begin with a live stage show with a singing and dancing chorus of familiar Disney characters. Often short cartoons will precede the main show. Be sure to call or check the website for the movie and show times.
A unique Hollywood attraction that features handprints, signatures, and memorabilia from rock and roll's greatest musical performers and innovators.
Located on the block of Sunset taken up entirely by famous music stores selling guitars, amps and sundry musical gear, Guitar Center presides over the lot as the undisputed pantheon of rock 'n' roll past and present. Established in 1964, Guitar Center on Sunset is the original flagship store, which spawned hundreds of outlets nationwide over the decades. Sporting giant pictures of guitar deities along its enormous façade and a rock 'n' roll walk of fame up front, the grand emporium proudly declares its historical gravitas. Inside, you will find one of the vastest selections of guitars and other stage instruments the world over, including some very rare and precious vintages. Knowledgeable staff is on hand to show you around and assist you. -Jamie Zum
The Hollywood United Methodist Church in Hollywood is an epic architectural masterpiece. The Church has Gothic influences evident in its architecture and the high arched ceilings, pointed arches and the sanctuary itself is massive. The stained glass with beautiful designs is an impressive sight. One can also get involved in the various activities and workshops. Attend inspiring sermons, lectures, debates, discussions, music sessions and services. Check website for more details.
Hollywood Boulevard was where Richard Gere met Juliet Roberts in the classic film Pretty Woman, and perhaps this is what this boulevard is most known for. Called Prospect Avenue during the early 19th century, this street quickly fell into decay and became synonymous with crime, drugs and prostitution. Predictably enough, recent renovations have now restored its former splendor with some of the poshest discotheques, bars and salons setting up base here. This is where celebrities like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan hang out. The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk off the boulevard.
Established in 1924, the Hollywood Athletic Club was the tallest art deco building of its time. It was originally a gentleman's club and was frequented by Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino. The club was a happening nightclub during the 90s. Because of its convenient location, Hollywood Athletic Club is frequented by a lot of celebrities and a host of movie premiers are screened here. At present the arena has transformed from a classic Hollywood club of retro times to a cool urban nightclub, which is now used as a film set.
Amid the spattering of famous murals gracing Hollywood Boulevard, Tom Suriya's 1983 addition, known as "You Are The Star", stands out as perhaps the quirkiest. The 30-some-foot-wide image depicts an audience hall filled to capacity with the legends of the silver screen, painted to scale, watching you as if you were the featured spectacle. Lana Turner, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and dozens of other Hollywood icons peer at your expectantly from the stellar audience to rather a striking effect. Featured in a few films, including Greg Araki’s Nowhere, the mural remains one of the favored spots for memorable tourist shots and fly-by headshot sessions. - Jamie Zum