The Hollywood Walk of Fame has been honoring movie stars since 1960. It is one of the most iconic places in Los Angeles. Between the 2,500+ stars and the architecture on Hollywood Blvd, there is a plethora of interesting sights.
As we walked passed the TCL Chinese Theatre (aka Grauman’s Chinese Theatre) I heard an employee advertising a tour starting soon, so we partook. The theater, located behind all of those famous hand and footprints, was built in 1927 and has hosted (and continues to host) red carpet movie premieres since its inauguration. Keye Luke (a Chinese-born American actor) painted the detailed murals in the lobby. Besides the ornate Chinese themed interior, there is some encased Hollywood memorabilia inside, as well as concession stand snacks for sale. The Chinese Theatre has been a cultural and historic landmark since 1968. The thirty minute tour (which includes a fifteen minute video on the big screen) was very informative.
This was the girls’ first trip to Hollywood. We have the La Brea Tar Pits and Griffith Observatory on the list for our next visits. It is fun to be tourists pretty close to home.