Articles Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries January 10, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For a century now, Los Angeles has been well-known for its celebrity residents. In the natural course of things, this has meant a substantial number of famous corpses. Below is a listing of the illustrious cemeteries where these famous bodies have found their final resting place: Pierce Brothers Westwood...

Geography of ’80s Punk Rock L.A.

Geography of ’80s Punk Rock L.A. December 22, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Turn the clock back to the late ’70s and early ’80s and you will find a different Los Angeles. The city was a more hostile environment back then. The optimism of the ’50s and ’60s had faded away. The ’70s was a time of oil shortages and slow economic growth, then in the...

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles December 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The following list is not meant to identify the most grandest and greatest Los Angeles books ever. A list like that would include tomes like Kenneth Anger’s  muck-racking masterpiece Hollywood Babylon and Mike Davis’ slightly dated but still indispensable City of Quartz. Instead, the task...

Death under the Palms

Death under the Palms October 22, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A big part of the attraction of Los Angeles is the element of celebrity and entertainment-biz glamour that can be found here. The hills are filled with the residences of starlets and big-wig producers; go to any upscale shopping center and pay attention, chances are that you will probably see a star...

Arrival of Eastern Religion via Los Angeles

Arrival of Eastern Religion via Los Angeles October 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Below are descriptions of some early Eastern and Eastern-influenced religious orders here in Los Angeles. Starting in the mid to late 19th century, the Western world started to open its eyes to the philosophy and perspectives of the rest of the world. And in the 20th century, Eastern thought had significant...

Movies That Showcase Los Angeles

Movies That Showcase Los Angeles May 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you are planning a trip to Los Angeles, you are in the unique position of being able to do an extensive preview of the city that you will soon be exploring. Thanks to the Hollywood entertainment industry, the southern California region has been documented in thousands of television shows and movies....

Where are they now? Historic movie palaces of Los Angeles today.

Where are they now? Historic movie palaces of Los Angeles today. May 4, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
This blog entry was inspired by laasB’s Flickr post, which gives a nice overview of the historic movie theatres on or near Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Buildings pictured at that link include the Million Dollar Theatre, the Cameo, the Los Angeles, the Palace, the State, the Globe, the Olympic,...

Hugh Hefner saves the Hollywood Sign

Hugh Hefner saves the Hollywood Sign April 28, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The movement to protect the Hollywood Sign from the visual clutter of nearby land development came to a successful conclusion recently when Hugh Hefner donated the final $900,000. This contribution completes the $12.5 million dollars that the Trust for Public Land needed to purchase Cahuenga Peak. This...