“Hollywood – the place where dreams come true,” by these words screenwriters described Hollywood in the film “Pretty Woman”. I believed them and therefore thought that Hollywood is some kind of magical place. 🤩 That the famous Walk of Fame, is located in the heart of the district (it is there), and on it day and night walk crowds of celebrities. That in the middle of this whole holiday of life lies a red carpet. In general, as you can see, I have rich imagination. 😇
In fact, Hollywood was a dirty, vulgar, terrible area of Los Angeles. But, I’ll tell you more about that later.
Tourists go to Hollywood to admire the famous Hollywood Sign on the hills; Theater Kodak (Dolby Theater), in which takes place the ceremony Oscar; TCL Chinese Theaters, in front of which located are prints of palms and feet stars of show business; to the Walk of Fame, and other lesser-known attractions.
I will not deny that when you drive on the highway and see in the distance on the hills, familiar inscription “HOLLYWOOD”, then the heart is compressed with happiness. Just like in childhood, when you sit, you wait for Santa Claus. And then he comes, and gives you the most desired toy. Similar experiences I experienced when we flew to New York and from the porthole I saw the Statue of Liberty. 😍
I think that our attitude to American sights, is imparted to us by the local film industry. If American films were not so famous around the world, it would be unlikely that anyone would long to see the same Hollywood.
In my opinion, the inscription on the Hollywood Hills, is a tourist attraction, which you must visit. But to arrive there is not so easy. Therefore, I’ll tell you a secret, and I will share with you two addresses that will help you get as close as possible to Hollywood Sign. 😎
1. From this position you can take a picture opposite the inscription, but at some distance from it. You need to get to Franklin Avenue and turn at Beachwood Drive.
2. Arriving at the second address, you will find yourself at the foot of the inscription HOLLYWOOD, but there are policemen 👮🏼♂️👮🏼♀️. Therefore, if you are lucky, you can go out and take a picture. If not, so it happened in our case, then you will be asked to leave from there.
But we did not despair and began to ride the hills in search of another good place. And in my opinion we found it. Watch on the photos.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The second most popular tourist attraction in Hollywood, of course, is the Walk of Fame. I used to think that the Walk of Fame is one street in Hollywood. But in reality, it takes 15 quarters. 🤦🏼♀️ You can bypass it, of course, but in my opinion it is not necessary.
In general, walking along the Walk of Fame proved tedious. Because there are a lot of stars on it, and more than half of them I do not know at all. Therefore, it may take a long time to search for stars of your favourite actors. And in general, about 5 minutes later, I was already tired of looking for familiar names and I just stared around. 😌
BTW, there are a few empty stars, so if you want to immortalise your name in Hollywood, “You’re welcome!» 😎
TCL Chinese Theatres.
On the pavement, in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre there are prints of feet and palms of celebrities. Near this place, I was happy as a child. I compared my palms with the prints of my favourite actors, got up in footprints to compare the size of shoes and photographed a lot. I still believe that, if I have the same size of a palm with the size of palm Marilyn Monroe, it means something. 🤣
Dolby Theater (Kodak).
At the end of the tour in Hollywood, you should definitely go to the Kodak Theatre. He is famous throughout the world for the fact that it is in it that the annual Oscar Awards ceremony takes place. Of course, I would like to be there on the day of the ceremony. 🤩
Because on a typical day, there is no red carpet there, and showbiz stars are not there either, but there is that famous staircase. And if you have a rich imagination, then …😉
Despite the beautiful photos, in reality Hollywood does not make a very pleasant impression. That’s why I called the article Horrible Hollywood.
The streets are dirty. Garbage is all over the place. Almost every house has a sex shop, many of the houses on the streets look as if they have long been abandoned.
In Hollywood, you can meet people sitting on the street with signs on which are written obscene statements about the president, or the offer of intimate services. Many drunk and smoking people. I did not see such vulgarity anywhere. 😬 Even the Red Light Street in Amsterdam looks much nicer and more decent.
All about what I wrote above we saw in the afternoon, I even am afraid to imagine what is happening there in the evenings. 😓
In general, running through Hollywood, the only desire that I had – to leave from there as soon as possible. But I put my “tick” for visiting the heart of the world film industry. 😎