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Hollywood Hollywood has always been the main synonym for modern cinema. Travelers associate it with their favorite actors and films, and permanent symbols of Hollywood today are known to literally everyone. Perhaps the main symbol of the area is the huge letters mounted on a high hill, which make up the sacred inscription "HOLLYWOOD". Few people know that the original inscription was slightly different - “HOLLYWOODLAND”, but later the last four letters were eliminated.
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The legendary inscription has nothing to do with cinema; it was built on the initiative of a local real estate company back in 1923. Later, the 15-meter boards will become the main symbol of Hollywood cinema. There are many interesting stories connected with the symbolic sign. Initially, it was planned to be installed for 18 months; it was during this time that the construction of a new residential area was to be completed. Local residents liked the symbol so much that decided to leave it and even complement the giant letters with spectacular illumination.
In 1939, the letters were illuminated with four thousand bright lights, and a piece of the land on which the letters stood has officially become part of Los Angeles. In 1978, the sign was completely renovated, and well-known musicians, including Ellis Cooper, Gene Autry, and Paul Williams, became sponsors of the “reconstruction”. Today, the sign is controlled by a special non-governmental organization formed in 1995 - “Hollywood Sign Trust”. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Besides the large-scale sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is another vivid symbol of Hollywood, a walk along which is a dream of many travelers. Walking along the boulevard, you can see more than 2,000 shining bronze stars engraved with the names of famous actors, musicians, and TV hosts. The list of interesting Hollywood symbols does not end here - it is the birthplace of the famous ice cream "C.C. Brown", which is still very popular among those having a sweet tooth. Hollywood never ceases to attract tourists with its original attractions. A special atmosphere and the abundance of symbolic objects located on its territory make traveling even more fascinating.
Hollywood The Dream Factory's festivals are always grand occasions drawing global media attention. It's not for nothing, as Hollywood has long become synonymous with the very "American dream". At the mention of Hollywood, the brain recalls the most famous film festival of all times and peoples - namely, Oscars, or the Academy Awards, a victory in which guarantees honoring the winner. The award ceremony takes place in late February or early March. The venue is the Dolby theater. Visiting it at this time is the dream of all movie buffs, however, most people can be present here virtually, watching a live stream from the event.
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The second largest film festival after the Oscars is, of course, the Golden Globe Awards. It is held in January at The Beverly Hilton. Some people consider this festival to be a kind of rehearsal before the Oscars, but it's worth noting that the Golden Globe is a self-sufficient, interesting festival, which is worth visiting (at least virtually) just like the Academy Awards. The award is considered an independent alternative to the above-mentioned award. Nominees of both awards in a certain genre may coincide, but this happens quite rarely.
The Hollywood Film Festival is another great event all film enthusiasts dream about. Here you can discover completely new facets in the cinema, as the goal of the event lies in bridging the gap between popular Hollywood blockbusters and new films, just like between those stars who have already achieved world fame and whose names can be seen on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and those who are just starting their professional way. The festival is scheduled for October. Beverly Hilton Hotel hosts the Hollywood Awards where critically acclaimed nominees are honored. Winning the nomination means a lot to those who are just starting their way in the world of the film industry. However, it also happens to those who have already received a statuette from the Academy Awards before.
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Independent cinema is also valued here, which is confirmed by holding the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. It is held at the end of February, and winning the nomination will mean great recognition of talent to any creator of film of this genre. However, it cannot be otherwise in Hollywood. The goal of the festival is to inspire talented people to create original cinema, and often winning the nomination becomes their way to the big screen.
In mid-May, you can witness Out Web Fest - an event dedicated to short films, music videos, web series. This is one of the largest festivals of this kind, that is, where short films are honored. Today, short films occupy a large niche in the world of cinema, being quite popular among all social groups. The festival involves awards ceremony, as well as after party - no event in Hollywood can do without it. The venue is The London Hotel.
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However, not only film awards are popular here. Thus, the world-famous Hollywood Fair taking place in mid-August gathers many visitors in one place. At this time, the atmosphere of the stylish 50s reigns here, so if you have a vintage dress in your closet, feel free to go to the festival and steal all the hearts. The program includes workshops, a retro car show, and many hand-made products associated with that era. For children under the age of 12, attending the festival is absolutely free.
Hollywood: Griffith Observatory At the end of June, there is a festival dedicated to artworks and music. This is about the American Peace Day Music & Arts Festival, which is free of charge. Here you can listen to music of completely different genres - from indie rock to R’n’B. In addition to an art exhibition and enjoying music, the audience is invited to taste local dishes, as well as take part in interactive games and contests - especially for the youngest visitors. The atmosphere at the festival is family-friendly, so if you're traveling around the Dream Factory with a family, it's definitely worth a visit.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Hollywood, CA
♥   Our Lady of Mount Lebanon–St. Peter Cathedral, Los Angeles, 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Co-Cathedral of St. Anne, North Hollywood, 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Los Angeles, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Glendale, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary, Van Nuys, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Hollywood, CA
♥   Castle 'Battery of Santa Ana' Almería, 59.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Hollywood, CA

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Hollywood, CA. Learn the best periods to visit Hollywood, CA to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Hollywood, CA.
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