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Welcome to Hollywood, California, the birthplace of the movie industry and still the center of the motion picture universe. 'Tinsel Town' offers a wide variety of celebrity tours for your California vacation. Many Hollywood studios invite the public to be part of the audience for sit-coms, talk shows and game shows.

This land of glamour and glitz is just minutes from the Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills and the high priced shopping on Rodeo Drive.

Combining old time movie glamour and incredible theme park rides, Universal Studios Hollywood is located in Universal City, another vibrant area of LA, and just minutes away.

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hollywood FAST FACTS
  • The landmark Hollywood Sign overlooking the neighborhood was erected in 1923 as an advertisement for the 'Hollywoodland' real estate company. The last four letters were removed in 1949.
  • The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the resting place of hundreds of famous stars and attracts tourists from all countries of the world. The cemetery theater plays classic movies every Saturday night!
  • The Kodak Theater has become the crown jewel of the Hollywood & Highland district, hosting the spectacle of the Academy Awards since its opening in 2001.


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hollywood attractions
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame stretches for 18 blocks of sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard, through the heart of Tinseltown. Over 2,000 stars are embedded in the walk featuring famous actors and actresses past and present. The Hollywood Walk of Fame was commissioned as part of a larger 'facelift' operation for the Los Angeles area in the 1950’s and has since become a part of Hollywood legend and California history.

  • Grauman's Chinese Theater
    This famous California landmark was opened on Hollywood Boulevard in 1927 with the premier of Cecil B. DeMille's 'The King of Kings'. Grauman's Theater is most famous for the 200 plus concrete blocks in front of the theater containing the signatures, hand prints and foot prints of popular stars of stage and screen from the 1920's through today.

  • The Hollywood Wax Museum
    This attraction features amazingly life-like reproductions of some of the most famous movie stars to grace the Silver Screen. Famous Californians from today as well as bygone eras are featured with extreme detail of expressions, gestures and costumes. Another "must see" on the walk down Hollywood Boulevard.


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