Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 21 August 2013

America’s First Shopping Mall Was in Hollywood

Photograph of Crossroads of the World in Hollywood

A Private Tour Stop to Enjoy Old Hollywood

Crossroads of the World, built in 1936 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, is reputed to be the first outdoor shopping mall in the U.S.  Our private Los Angeles tour guests do agree that the retail feeling is still there as we amble about the facility, now an entertainment industry office park.  The iconic tripod holding aloft the spinning globe has been seen in many movies and television shows over the years so it is not surprising that the stores, now offices, are filled with movie posters and other industry paraphernalia.  Designed to feel like the deck of an ocean liner with architectural elements taken from structures and designs around the world, the Crossroads of the World has withstood the test of time to still appeal to folks working there as well as visitors.

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