Head back to your car and drive east on Hollywood Blvd
, past some of Hollywood's other landmarks. The El Capitan Theatre
and Disney Entertainment Center
opposite Hollywood & Highland
was restored by the Disney Company to its previous glory. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! show is taped in the Entertainment Center, while Disney films are screened at next door El Capitan with pre-show visits by costumed movie characters.
On the next block, next to the dinosaur-topped Ripley's Believe It or Not
, just down Highland, you can see the pink and green art deco façade of the original Max Factor factory, which now houses the Hollywood History Museum
. Continuing east, on your right you will pass the Art Deco Hollywood icon that was originally Kress Department store. It spent a long time as Frederick’s of Hollywood
before being converted to the now closed Kress restaurant and nightclubs
. (Frederick's moved to a new location closer to Hollywood and Highland on the opposite side of the street.) Hollywood's oldest restaurant, Musso & Frank Grill
will be on your left.
At Hollywood and Vine
you can look for metered street parking to stop and take a photo of the circular tower of the Capitol Records
building, the Hollywood and Vine signs and another view of the Hollywood Sign
or you can look left at them as you turn right down Vine Street. Either way, when you're ready, head south (away from the hills) on Vine Street, then turn right on Sunset Boulevard. The half-golf-ball Cinerama Dome
is on your left. Amoeba Music
, at Ivar, is THE place to shop for hard-to-find music including a vast collection of recordings on vinyl and tape.
If you have longer, check out the Top Things to Do in Hollywood
Following are two different routes to take you west to the ocean, depending on what you would like to see.