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Sunset Boulevard Travel Guide



Sunset Boulevard is an area that runs through Hollywood and into West Hollywood where its name changes to Sunset Strip. In the 1920s and 30s, the strip was home to three major studios: Columbia, Warner Bros, and William Fox Studios, all of them located within blocks of each other. The only studio building that still remains today is the former Warner Bros complex at 5858 Sunset Boulevard, now used as a TV station. There were also many smaller studios that once occupied this strip. At one time, the corner of Gower and Sunset called Gower Gulch was nicknamed “Poverty Row” for the many actors and desperate types hanging around the corner trying to get the attention of producers and casting directors. All of the studios have since left.[1]

Hollywood Palladium
The Hollywood Palladium at 6215 Sunset Boulevard used to host legendary musicians of jazz, swing, and big band, including Glenn Miller and Lawrence Welk. Both played at the joint for 15 years. The venue still hosts concerts today.[2]

Cinerama Dome
The Cinerama Dome is located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard and its white concrete is easily recognized. It is an auditorium that is connected with a complex of retail stores, shops, restaurants, and theatres. The dome was originally built to screen Hollywood films but was never used much for this purpose after the movie fad faded in the 1960s. Today, the dome still shows films on its large, curved screen.[3]

References:
Dickey, Jeff. Los Angeles, 3rd Edition. Rough Guides, 2003. ISBN: 1843530589.

[1] Dickey, 101
[2] Id.
[3] Id.







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