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

Hollywood and Vine

 
 
Hollywood and Vine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
1. Hollywood and Vine Marker
Inscription.  Hollywood was given its name by pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Horace H. Wilcox. They subdivided their ranch in 1887 and called two dirt cross-roads Prospect Avenue and Weyse Avenue. Prospect Avenue, the main artery, was renamed Hollywood Boulevard and Weyse Avenue became Vine Street. This was the origin of “Hollywood and Vine.”
 
Erected 1953 by The Broadway Hollywood department store; and Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 34° 6.093′ N, 118° 19.607′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, on the right when traveling east on Hollywood Boulevard. Located on the south-west corner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1645 Vine St, 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 & Vine (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Hollywood and Vine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
2. Hollywood and Vine Marker
Capitol Records Building (about 600 feet away); Warner Pacific Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); CBS Columbia Square Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Emmy Awards (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crossroads of the World (approx. 0.6 miles away); Egyptian Theatre (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
More about this marker. Hollywood was given its name by Harvey H. Wilcox (not Horace) and his wife Daeida Wilcox. His younger brother Horace never lived on the West Coast.
 
Regarding Hollywood and Vine. Hollywood & Vine became known in the 1920’s for its concentration of entertainment businesses. One of the few remaining is the Capitol Records building to the north. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is centered on this intersection. The names of the Apollo 11 astronauts are on all four corners, to honor the television coverage of the mission.

From 1931 to 1982 this building housed The Broadway department store. It is now an apartment building.
 
Hollywood & Vine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 7, 2019
3. Hollywood & Vine
Hollywood & Vine Apollo XI tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 20, 2019
4. Hollywood & Vine Apollo XI tablet
Neil A. Armstrong
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Michael Collins
07/20/69
Apollo XI
Tribute to Daeida Wilcox image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
5. Tribute to Daeida Wilcox
Located at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, the location of her home, now an office building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on February 14, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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