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By Sandra Hughes, June 2, 2010
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California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Award of Excellence KTLA-TV
Award of Excellence KTLA-TV The first television station west of the Mississippi, KTLA-5 has been a part of Los Angeles broadcasting since January 22, 1947. — Map (db m32469) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Buster Keaton Studios
1920-1928 At this site stood the studio where Buster Keaton and his extraordinary team produced 10 feature-length and 19 short films that bring inspiration to filmmakers of every generation and laughter to audiences around the world. . . . — Map (db m118887) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 18 — Capitol Records Building
The world's first circular office structure was designed to resemble a stack of 45 rpm records. Artists recording in its studios since its completion in 1956 have included such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, the . . . — Map (db m127027) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 947 — CBS Columbia Square Studios
On this site was established the first motion picture studio in Hollywood, October 27, 1911. CBS Columbia Square Studios, International style. William Lescaze, architect. Earl Heitschmidt, associate architect. Built 1938. Declared 2009. . . . — Map (db m133742) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Chinese Heaven DogsMing Dynasty 1403 - 1643
Heaven Dogs were believed by the Chinese to ward off evil spirits and were widely used to guard the sacred Ming Tombs in the interior of China. They were first introduced in the reign of Huo Pin in 117 BC and achieved their greatest vogue in the . . . — Map (db m128836) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 42 — El Capitan Theatre
The most lavish of four Hollywood Blvd. theatres designed for live performances opened in 1926, featuring stars such as Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lon Chaney, Jr., Buster Keaton, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards and Will Rogers. . . . — Map (db m129363) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — First Emmy Awards
On this site on January 25, 1949, the first Emmy Awards and Telecast were presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. — Map (db m138345) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Hattie McDaniel1895-1952
To honor her last wish, renowned performer. Academy Award 1939 Gone With The Wind. "Aunt Hattie, you are a credit to your craft, your race, and to your family" Edgar Goff — Map (db m82164) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Hollywood & Vine
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 . . . — Map (db m128863) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 44 — Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Built in 1927 by a group of celebrities that included Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Louis B. Mayer. Site of the first Academy Awards in 1929. A hideaway for Clark Gable and Carol Lombard. Marilyn Monroe did her first commercial shoot by the . . . — Map (db m125714) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 554 — Hollywood’s First Major Film Company Studio
One-half of this structure, then in use as a barn, was rented by Cecil B. DeMille as the studio in which was made the first feature-length motion picture in Hollywood, “The Squaw Man”, in 1913. It was originally located at the corner of . . . — Map (db m118836) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 41 — Max Factor Building
Max Factor, a Russian immigrant, pioneered screen make up for which he received a special Academy Award in 1929. He opened the Max Factor Hollywood Makeup Studio in 1928, where he taught Hollywood stars such as Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, . . . — Map (db m138412) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — The Hollywood Reporter
The first entertainment trade paper founded in Hollywood, California September 3, 1930 — Map (db m32462) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — The Magic Castle
In Sept. 1961, Milton Page Larsen leased this building, which would become the world-famous Magic Castle, with a handshake and a dream. Renovations began on the historic 1910 Rollin B. Lane mansion with the help and contributions of many friends . . . — Map (db m128765) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 37 — The Pig ‘n Whistle
Sidney Hoedemaker opened Hollywood's first family restaurant (that welcomed children) in 1927 and featured rich, hand-carved wood decor. Popular tunes were played on a pipe organ. The Hollywood Glee Club performed Friday evenings. Loreatta Young . . . — Map (db m125716) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 248 — United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church, 1930. A Gothic revival edifice constructed of steel and exposed concrete, standing as a visual beacon in the heart of Hollywood. — Map (db m128905) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 180 — Warner Brothers Studio
Original home built by Warner Bros. in 1923. The pioneering talking motion picture The Jazz Singer was produced here in 1927 and revolutionized the film industry. This building was certified as a Historic Structure by the United States Department of . . . — Map (db m133609) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 12 — Warner Pacific Theatre
Built by Warner Bros. in 1928 to be the crown jewel of its West Coast theaters. Sam Warner oversaw construction but died before it was completed. His ghost is said to haunt the building. The Italian Renaissance exterior design theme is continued . . . — Map (db m125717) HM

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