Hollywood Walking Tour - Hollywood Blvd Highland - Part 2

Hollywood/Highland - Hollywood/Highland 2 - Hollywood/Vine - North on Vine - Mulholland Drive
 

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Walk south on Highland from Franklin and the next intersection is the famous Hollywood and Highland corner. Here you see Luke standing at the corner as I face south. You can see the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in the background. Also, in the background behind the Museum is Mel's Diner. We had dinner here on a Friday night and while the atmosphere was very interesting and laid back, the food was subpar. I guess you don't go to a place like that for the food anyway. Sorry, Mel's, you get a thumbs down on the grub.
   
Turn right (west) on Hollywood and we come to the huge Hollywood and Highland Center. It is comprised of the Kodak Theatre along with several mall stores. Next to it is the Virgin Music store.

Contrary to what many think, it is not part of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The Chinese Theatre is right next door, about 100 yards to the west of where this picture was taken. Note the trademark Elephant on the roof in the picture on the left. Click either picture to enlarge it.
As we walk toward Grauman's we find the stars of our favorite celebrities. Here Rose and Lucas pose with Robin Williams and Billy Graham's stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
We walk down the street and are at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater. Rose and Lucas inspect the many handprints of stars. We were fascinated with the wide variety of film stars represented. The experience was everything and more than we had expected. It is great historical look at Hollywood.

For those of you who have seen the B movie "Last Shot" with Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin, you will recognize this shot from the movie where Matthew B. works as a ticket taker.

To the left you see myself, Mike Lehn, pose for a picture with the handprints and autographs etched in the concrete from the actors from Star Trek.

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