Today I had to tell a couple of people about the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California. So I figured that I would take a minute and make sure that everyone knows about this place.
Most people have probably seen movies and things that have the Hollywood Walk of Fame in them, but they just don’t know it. What I’m talking about is about a 3.5 mile long strip of sidewalk along Hollywood Blvd. where the names of stars are literally written in stars embedded in the sidewalk!
The most famous section of the Walk of Fame is right outside an old movie theatre called Mann’s. This is literally the most famous movie theatre in the world, built in 1927, and it’s where all of the top movie premiers happen in Hollywood, and you see the interviews on the red carpet there all the time.
Here is the Google Street View of Mann’s theatre. You can zoom this thing in and out, move up and down the street, and look around. Just play with the controls in the image and you’ll get it.
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If you’re going to LA, you better make sure you go check this place out. But keep in mind a couple of things:
- It is very, very touristy. So there are all sorts of trinkets and T-shirts to be had very cheap.
- There are beggars everywhere, and I wouldn’t go there after dark.
PS: That photo up top is courtesy of Express Monorail on Flickr. Thanks!