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Hollywood magic this awards season

Sleep like a Star at The Hollywood Roosevelt
Indulge in the glamour of classic Hollywood in the heart of Los Angeles. Not only was the Hollywood Roosevelt the very first host hotel to host the Academy Awards, it has a storied legacy among Hollywood’s elite and most recognisable talent since its opening in 1927. From the infamous affair between Clarke Gable and Carole Lombard in the penthouse, to a two-year stay by Marilyn Monroe, this hotel is a must-visit Hollywood icon.
Go on Location
The Millenium Biltmore Hotel has not only hosted the Academy Awards ceremony 8 times, it has also been the theatre for many notable movies and TV shows. Cruel Intention, Ghostbusters, Glee and the classic 80s movies Splash have all used the iconic LA hotel as a backdrop for their scenes.
Universal Studios Hollywood, which is celebrating the 60th anniversary of their famous tour this year, has shot many iconic movies including Jurassic Park, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Back to the Future, The Truman Show, Psycho, and many more.
Spanning more than 4,300 acres, Griffith Park is the 11th-largest municipally owned park in the U.S. After a Hollywood Hills party, Sebastian and Mia from La La Land discover a spectacular view of the San Fernando Valley, where they perform the showstopper “A Lovely Night.” The sequence was filmed in one take at "Cathy's Corner" off Mt. Hollywood Drive.
In A Star is Born, Ally is staying at Chateau Marmont (8221 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90046), the faux European castle at the easternmost boundary of the legendary Sunset Strip, which is generally where people stare at Sunset Strip billboards in the movies (see Myra Breckinridge, The Doors, etc.).  
 
Making History
Music is power and at the GRAMMY Museum you can experience that power first-hand through four floors of exciting interactive exhibits in vibrant downtown Los Angeles. ‘Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit’ is a new special exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. The 5,000-sq ft space showcases expansive exhibits on hip-hop music, dance, graffiti, fashion, business, activism, and history.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures offers a fastidiously curated and always timely calendar of exhibitions, public programs, and screenings of significant films. The last surviving model shark created for Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster Jaws, "Bruce" is just one of the priceless movie artifacts on view. Cinephiles will find something to love around every corner, with a wide range of rotating exhibitions taking a deep-dive into directors, films and movie-making techniques.

 

Posted by: Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Posted on: 13/02/2024

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