The Gateway to Hollywood sculpture, officially called the Hollywood La Brea Gateway
, is the stainless steel gazebo on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard
and La Brea. It is more commonly known around LA as the Four Ladies Statue
. Created by production designer ("Vanilla Sky," "Laurel Canyon," "Tombstone, "Three Kings") and director ("Thirteen," "Lords of Dogtown") Catherine Hardwicke in 1993, the sculpture is a tribute to the multi-ethnic women of Hollywood. The four life-size silver ladies supporting the structure represent Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Anna Mae Wong and Dolores Del Rio.