“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Hollywood in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Hollywood & Vine

Hollywood & Vine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 7, 2019
1. Hollywood & Vine Marker
The Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District is listed in the national register of Historic Places. Comprised of more than one hundred buildings, the District extends along the boulevard from Argyle Avenue to Sycamore Avenue. Most of the buildings were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s during the Golden Age of Hollywood. They are the community's physical link to the past. Hollywood and Vine, an intersection known the world over, is at the heart of the "entertainment capital” of the world. Located nearby are motion picture studios, television production and recording studios, radio stations, and theaters for stage performances. The industry's most prestigious award ceremony, the Academy Awards for Excellence in Motion Pictures, was held at the Pantages from 1949 to 1959.

During Hollywood's Golden Age, Hollywood and Vine was home to many of the most famous nightclubs, theaters, and restaurants. Celebrities danced the night away at the Brown Derby, Sardi's, Clara Bow's "It" Cafe, and Al Levy's Tavern. They met their fans for breakfast at Tom Breneman's, a restaurant from which live interviews were broadcast
Hollywood & Vine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 7, 2019
2. Hollywood & Vine Marker
With a searchlight above the marker.
on national radio. Movies, live performances, and radio shows could be experienced at the Palace, the Vine Street Theatre (now the Doolittle), and the Pantages.

The "skyscrapers” at Hollywood and Vine are symbols of the importance of the intersection in the Golden Age of Hollywood. As support facilities of the entertainment industry in finance and commerce, such ornate edifices as the Equitable Building, the Taft Building, and the B.H. Dyas Building contributed to the image of Hollywood Boulevard as the "style center of the world.” The buildings at Hollywood and Vine have appeared in countless motion pictures and television productions from the 1920s to the present.
Location. 34° 6.11′ N, 118° 19.609′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Identical markers are located on each corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1707 Vine Street, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hollywood and Vine (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitol Records Building (about 500 feet away); Warner Pacific Theatre
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By Craig Baker, May 7, 2019
3. Bob Hope Square
Comedian in vaudeville, radio, movies, and television, and entertainer of overseas U.S. troops. Dedicated May 2003, by City of Los Angeles.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); CBS Columbia Square Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Emmy Awards (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pig n Whistle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warner Brothers Studio (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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