HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD WALKING TOUR

September 24, 2011


Today Hubby Dearest and 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.  We were able to go into the Egyptian Theater and the lobby of the Hollywood Museum, but 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 deco


Hollywood Boulevard deco Pantages

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco

The Egyptian, which was built in 1922 and home to many early premieres, hosts a gorgeous ceiling.
Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Egyptian

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Egyptian

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Egyptian
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.  I was also able to get some clearer photos of the makeup displays - an interest of mine.
Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum Harlow

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum Harlow

Lady by Choice Hollywood Boulevard deco Hollywood Museum Harlow
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.


'Bye for Now,





BaronessVonVintage said...

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

VP81955 said...

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

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