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Hollywood’s Historic Angels Walk


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The mystique of Hollywood draws thousands of tourists and new residents each year. They come to experience the eclectic mix of modern Hollywood and the Hollywood of yesteryear. However, our rich history is not always easy to spot – Hollywood is ever-changing and evolving. Fortunately, there’s Angels Walk to guide you.

The Kress Department Store at 6608 Hollywood Blvd. is one of the historic sites on the Hollywood Angels Walk. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

Angels Walk Hollywood’s historic markers will help you discover historic sites like the Montmartre Café, Hollywood’s first nightclub where Joan Crawford and Carole Lombard competed in nightly Charleston contests; Musso & Frank Grill—the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, which hosted the famous literary salon of great novelists and screenwriters known as “the back room”; the stunningly restored Art Deco Pantages Theatre; and the glamorous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which hosted the first Academy Awards in 1929.

These “hidden gems” in Hollywood help tell the story of our neighborhood’s transformation from tiny town to tinseltown, featuring the more famous theatres and architectural treasures, as well as lesser-known shops and restaurants that made up the epicenter of the film capitol of the world patronized by the biggest stars.

The Baine Building is another historic site on the Hollywood Angels Walk. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

Download the guide book here: https://www.angelswalkla.org/wp-content/uploads/AWLA_HOLLYWOOD_GUIDEBOOK.pdf

For Hollywood history buffs or curiosity seekers who desire a personally guided walking tour of classic Hollywood featuring some of its iconic theatres, oldest homes, and the story of Hollywood’s first tourist attraction, visit www.oldhollywoodtour.com or contact April Clemmer at april@aprilclemmer.com