Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood and Highland’

Hollywood: Then & Now… Franklin and Highland Avenues

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

HOLLYWOOD: THEN & NOW

Franklin and Highland Avenues

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The picture above was taken in the early 1900s and is looking south towards what is now the tourist area of Hollywood. The photo is labeled with what is now located on that spot. Below is a Google Earth snapshot of the same intersection today.

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Goodbye Kodak Theatre…Hello Dolby

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

HOLLYWOOD NEWS

Kodak Theatre is no more

 

 

The former Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland has a new name and the Oscars will be staying there. According to a press release from H&H Center owners CIM Group, they’ve signed a 20 year deal with Dolby Laboratories, Inc. to rename the Kodak to the Dolby Theatre; “Kodak” was stripped off the building earlier this year after that company declared bankruptcy. They’ve also struck a new 20 year deal with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to keep the Oscars at the 3,400 seat theater: “Under the new contract with the Academy, the Dolby Theatre will host the Academy Awards through 2033.” The name will official be unveiled Monday evening. (Curbed Los Angeles)

  

 

 The former Kodak Theatre as it looking this morning with the name above the entrance covered, reportedly waiting for Monday evening’s unveiling.

 

 The side sign already reveals the new name of the former Kodak Theatre.

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Hollywood Hotel site

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

HOLLYWOOD LOST: THEN & NOW

Hollywood Hotel site

 

(Hollywood Hotel: LAPL) 

 

The above photo was taken from the northeast corner of Hollywood and Highland. The Hollywood Hotel was built in 1902 with another wing added in 1905. Not long after, the hotel was bought by Mira Hershey, an heir to an Iowa lumber and farming magnate. When the movies came to Hollywood this is where everyone stayed. By the 1950s it was a run down and faded remnant of its former splendor. The Hollywood Hotel was razed in August 1956.

 

(PHOTO: Allan R. Ellenberger) 

 

Here is the same spot today taken from the same corner. The block is now the Hollywood and Highland complex and further down is the Kodak Theatre, the current home of the Academy Awards.

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