a Vintage Los Angeles Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD WALKING TOUR

Today I took a tour with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles exploring the streets around Hollywood Boulevard and the treasure trove of Art Deco architecture it has.  In addition to touring the boulevard, we entered the Egyptian Theater and the lobby of the Hollywood Museum.  Unfortunately we couldn’t get into the Pantages, which is what I was really wanting to see.  I saw they had omitted it on the tour description and was just hoping it was a typo.  Alas, this time around the theater couldn’t accommodate the tour.  I guess I’ll just have to go to the next one, as the Pantages is just delicious inside.

While the overcast weather made for pleasant walking, it made all of our photos rather flat.  But below are some of the snapshots we took to showcase a few of the little details you miss as you speed by.

Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour

Hollywood Boulevard

The gorgeous details one finds walking along the boulevard displays the craftsmanship and attention to detail found in the era.  When many cities tear down old architecture, Hollywood is fortunate to have so much still remaining, if you only look.

Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour

Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour
Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour

The Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian, originally known as Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, is an exquisite movie palace.  The theater was home to many early premieres, including the very first Hollywood premiere on October 18, 1922.  The inside boasts a gorgeous ceiling and Egyptian motifs.  Hollywood long held a fascination with Egyptomania.  It was just happenstance that the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered two weeks after the opening of the Egyptian.
Egyptian Theater
Egyptian Theater
Egyptian Theater
Egyptian Theater
Egyptian Theater Egyptian Theater

Hollywood Museum

And lastly, we ventured once again into the Hollywood Museum, which used to be the Max Factor Building.  We paid a little extra to see the whole museum, as I hadn’t seen the Jean Harlow or the Lucille Ball at 100 exhibits.  While I took many photos of the makeup exhibits in my earlier visit, I focused on Jean Harlow this time around.

Jean Harlow Exhibit Jean Harlow Exhibit Jean Harlow ExhibitJean Harlow Exhibit

Jean Harlow Exhibit
Jean Harlow Exhibit

We also toured Grauman’s Chinese Theater separately, but I’ll cover that in another post.  I think I’ve taxed your photo viewing indulgence a bit with this one.

SHARE:


2 comments so far.

2 responses to “HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD WALKING TOUR”

  1. These are the sites I missed on my LA tour so THANK you for posting these pics!!!

  2. VP81955 says:

    Wonderful pics…first time I've been to this site, and it's very well done.

    Did you name this after a certain Carole Lombard film? If so (and even if you didn't!), I think you'll enjoy my site dedicated to her and classic Hollywood:

    http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.