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Not-so-world famous Hollywood landmarks: the tour
Sep 18th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Many of them should be on the list

The most famous Hollywood landmark of all: the sign that once read “Hollywoodland,” built to promote a new subdivision. Click image to enlarge. © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.

FOR SO MANY of the past 50 years, there was no “there” in Hollywood.
Visitors from around the globe had few choices when it came to checking out world famous landmarks. The community was run down, filled with derelict buildings and people.
That has changed dramatically recently.
Redevelopment is proceeding apace. Construction and renovation is booming.
It began over a decade ago with the Hollywood/Highland complex (we wrote about it May 2 in World landmark site ­ for tourists from around the globe) but the pace has picked up of late on the eastern edge of Hollywood, where half a dozen major new projects are under construction.
Today we visit some of the lesser-known landmarks, those you won’t easily find elsewhere on the web. But, many of them should be included; they are offbeat, inspiring and worth the time to visit.


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