Jimmy Kimmel Time in Hollywood
Our Private Tour Guests Wonder if All
Studios Look Like This
When we arrive in Hollywood at the area on Hollywood Boulevard where we park to visit Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame and maybe get a snack somewhere in the Hollywood and Highland Center, we can also take note of the large audience awaiting entry into the historic Masonic building to enjoy a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The grand building was constructed back in 1921, years before Grauman’s Chinese and the Egyptian Theater arose on the famed boulevard. The Masons made use of their building until 1982 after which it changed ownership and purpose a number of times until the Walt Disney Company purchased the property in 1998. Disney also owns the El Capitan Theater next door. The fact that the theater only shows Disney movies and the temple is now the home of an ABC late night talk show not so subtly reminds us that The Mouse prevails on Hollywood Boulevard. The arrival of Jimmy Kimmel Live just adds that perfect “it’s a happening place” touch to this part of Hollywood Boulevard as does the Dolby Theater across the street where the Oscars take the stage every winter. We eagerly suggest to our star struck private Los Angeles tour guests that they make arrangements to join the audience to see Jimmy Kimmel’s rocking show just because it films in an historic building in the center of this burgeoning entertainment neighborhood.