A visit to "Old Hollywood" (California, USA)





Hollywood, California is known the world over for the movie industry. The 21st century Hollywood has the 20th century Hollywood to thank for starting the incredible movie industry in Southern California many years ago.

Superstar "MICKEY ROONEY" who passed away this month was the last male star of the "golden age of Hollywood." Mr. Rooney made hundreds of films and his legend will live on for years to come. I'd like to dedicate this post to him.

Once upon a time there was a fabulous movie studio known as Metro, Goldwyn, Mayer (MGM). A lot of amazing films were filmed on the MGM sound stages.  MGM had a lot of major stars too including Mickey Rooney who was the #1 star in the world from the late 1930's until the early 1940's. Spanning a film career that lasted ten decades Mr. Rooney was truly a hollywood legend.

Although "LOS ANGELES" is an ultra hip city with 21st century trends one can still take a trip down memory lane and get a taste of what "HOLLYWOOD" was like in the golden days when stars like Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Shirley Temple and Lana Turner were household names.

Here's a listing of some places to scout out for a feel of "Old Hollywood"

1. The Hollywood Museum (the former Max Factor Building)
    1660 North Highland Avenue

2.  Griffith Observatory (Griffith Park)
     4730  Crystal Springs Drive

3.  Grauman's Chinese Theater
     6925 Hollywood Blvd

4.  Hollywood Bowl
     2301 North Highland

5.  Million Dollar Theater
     307 Broadway

6.  Formosa Restaurant
     7156 Santa Monica Blvd

7.  Musso & Franks Restaurant
     6667 Hollywood Blvd

8.   Original Old Pantry Cafe
      877 South Figueroa

9.   Pink's Hot Dog Stand
      709 La Brea Avenue

10. Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers
      2505 Beverly Blvd

11. Sony Pictures (former MGM Film Studio)
      10202 West Washington Blvd, Culver City

12. Warner Bros Studio
     3400 West Riverside Drive, Burbank


                                               Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney
   
HOLLYWOOD was quite a place back in the old days and because of the pioneers that founded the film industry we can enjoy HOLLYWOOD films for years to come. A trip to HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA should be on everyone's bucket list.


                          MGM was known as "having more stars than in the heavens"



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