Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street are Historically known as the Mecca of Show Business. Most famously dubbed “Hollywood and Vine,” this renowned intersection is often a more colorful and comedic scene than a glamorous one. On a typical evening, one might see Marilyn Monroe’s star, while adjacent to it stands a superhero, otherwise known as Spiderman, speaking to a homeless pedestrian about the Lakers, all while a group of teenagers waltz by to pass the day at Hollywood and Highland Mall.
Along the sidewalk, a starving musician with an open guitar case full of dollar tips serenades tourists from all over the world. All this action is illuminated by the lights and giant advertisements that rival images of Times Square as they promote the latest big blockbuster ﬁlm. Tourists appear to be mingling with various L.A. characters of street performers, young Hollywood hopefuls, hippies on bicycles and moviegoers on their way to Mann’s Chinese Theater and a slew of other quirky attractions. Continue reading “Hollywood & Vine Intersect: Showbiz, Tourism and Aviation”