Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 23 September 2013

Gateway to Hollywood Via Five Starlets

Photograph of Hollywood Gateway sculptures

Salute the Women as You Enter Hollywood on a Private Tour

The Hollywood Gateway sculptures marks a starting point for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Often referred to as the “four ladies sculpture” (it really is five) the artwork on a traffic island in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard at La Brea captures the attention of every one of our private Los Angeles tour visitors to this glorious part of Hollywood.  Designed by Catherine Hardwicke and built by Karl West it was dedicated in 1994.  The featured women are women who distinguished themselves in the relatively new film industry with not only their beauty and talent but their business acumen as well.  They were Dorothy Dandridge, Mae West, Anna May Wong and Dolores del Rio.  This multi-talented, multi-ethnic group of actresses lead your eyes up to the top of the gazebo where there is a golden replica of Marilyn Monroe in her iconic subway grate pose from The Seven Year Itch.  The Beatles and Elvis Presley are among the Walk of Fame celebrities with stars placed in the sidewalk near the sculpture.  If you walk the Walk of Fame be sure to venture out to the island to enjoy the structure and design of the gateway.

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