Gay HOLLYWOOD Guide
Our insider Gay Hollywood guide to the best places to play and stay in Tinseltown, Los Angeles.
As you continue your trip through gay Hollywood, a few blocks to the west is the (Graumann’s) Mann’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood WALK OF FAME. Check out the famous DOLBY THEATER where the Academy Awards are now permanently filmed. “The JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW” also tapes across the street. While they have fixed up the neighborhood and the streets with the theaters are packed day and night – the other streets are still a bit shady at night so the tourist stuff is best done by day.
Going south to Melrose Avenue, if you turn left, you will soon hit PARAMOUNT. The gates are instantly recognizable but no tours. There are also many other TV studios in the area but from the outside, they pretty much just look like office buildings. If you turn right on Melrose and then turn left on Fairfax, you can see CBS TELEVISION CENTER (more TV show tapings).
Down the street from Paramount Studios, there is the HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY, where the Cinespia film society holds outdoor movie screenings during the summer. While admission is free, visitors are asked for a $10 donation upon entering. Here, you can spend an evening on one of the large lawns and watch a cult classic film projected upon a massive wall. It has grown in popularity in recent years, so show up well before the showtime to secure a seat, and make sure to bring a picnic dinner or a bottle of wine to complement the experience.
If you don’t catch a glimpse of a real-life celebrity at an L.A. hangout, stare as long as you want at the still-life stand-ins at the Hollywood Wax Museum. The vintage ads and glamour photos at the Max Factor Museum of Beauty show you the magic and sizzle that make the stars shimmer. Or, feel the excitement of movie-making on a tour of Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
The Hollywood Hills also are home to the world’s largest outdoor amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl, which features outdoor concerts all summer long. Of course, you can always go tourist, buy a map to the stars on a street corner and cruise past the driveways of the rich and famous.
The Hollywood area is one of the more popular neighbourhoods in Los Angeles. We have chosen the best hotels located close to, or with views of the most famous Hollywood landmarks.
Set in Los Angeles in Hollywood, 200 m from the Capitol Records Building, Kimpton Everly Hotel features a year-round outdoor pool.
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