What is the Time at Hollywood and Vine?
Still a Private Tour Destination in Hollywood
Even if the next generation of visitors to Hollywood are unfamiliar with the sirens call of Hollywood and Vine there remains a considerable amount of Hollywood history to share at this famous intersection. We are thankful that loyal watchers of TCM (Turner Classic Movies), Hollywood and film history buffs and their offspring still know that the phrase “Hollywood and Vine” is significant. The silent movie studios that were near here are long gone and the major studios are miles away from this once central point in the new industry springing up in sunny Los Angeles a hundred years ago. For several decades the movie stars lived, ate, drank and played all around here such that Hollywood and Vine was more than a busy intersection in a growing city – it was a destination. And it still is. Besides talking about some of the old buildings adjacent to the corner (see the Taft Building in the photograph?) there are now new buildings and businesses appearing as Hollywood continues its makeover that started with the new century. A fine boutique hotel (the Redbury) is here as well as new restaurants (33 Taps, Katsuya and Wood & Vine). There is always a blockbuster musical on stage at the historic Pantages Theater and the only restaurant remaining from the earliest days of Hollywood, Musso and Frank Grill, is still serving fine steaks and the best martinis just a few blocks down Hollywood Boulevard. For all of these reasons we like to suggest to our private Los Angeles tour guests that we stop and take a look around Hollywood and Vine.