Hollywood and Vine Once Upon a Time
We always stop on our private luxury tour of Los Angeles at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine as we enter Hollywood. Just the name of the intersection is familiar to almost every guest we bring here. We point out the Pantages Theater, the Frolic Room, Capital Records and the Walk of Fame and the four corner spotlights. The intersection is much changed from this 1950 archival photograph (right) and the 1962 photo (below). The W Hotel is here as is the Redbury Hotel. The Brown Derby is gone but Dillon’s Irish Pub can feed and lubricate you at the corner now.
Some of the best Walk of Fame celebrities surround the intersection where the star studded sidewalk extends north and south on Vine Street. No sightseeing tour of Los Angeles should miss a visit to this special intersection. Celebrity homes, Beverly Hills and Malibu are all fun to see but standing at Hollywood and Vine is really connecting with Hollywood history.