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L.A. Story Spotlight: Donelle Dadigan

05/09/2014

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Visitors should set aside at least an hour to explore the museum, which includes Max Factor’s world-famous make-up rooms, where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucille Ball became everyone’s favorite redhead. Displays include everything from Max Factor’s unique “Beauty Calibration Machine” to Monroe’s million-dollar dress and Hannibal Lecter’s cell from The Silence of the Lambs.

“My mother was an educator, my father was an educator, and I was an educator,” says Dadigan. “So my mother and I, we realized - harkening back to our times of being school teachers - that the best way for us to get our children and our students to be interested in the subject that we were teaching was that we had to entertain them. If we entertain them, they couldn’t help but open their minds to what they were being taught.”

She continues, “So we felt if we take that component and put it in a museum, showcasing what we think is the number one export of Los Angeles - Hollywood - we couldn’t help but have an opportunity for visitors from all the around the world to come and see this.”

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

04/04/2014

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Hollywood Bowl 2015 Season

02/04/2014

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TU1: July 7, 21 | Aug. 4, 18 | Sep. 1
Lionel Bringuier kicks off the Hollywood Bowl’s classical season with a program featuring spitfire pianist Yuja Wang. Concerts by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and Bowl favorite Bramwell Tovey include the music of Orff and Bernstein, as well as a special live presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a visit by American Ballet Theatre.

TU2: July 14, 28 | Aug. 11, 25 | Sep. 8
Bramwell Tovey opens the series with the music of Rachmaninoff. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the ebullient Nicholas McGegan return, and violinist Joshua Bell makes his conducting debut.

TH1: July 9, 23 | Aug. 6, 20 | Sep. 3
This series features Music Director Gustavo Dudamel as well as Assistant Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, following her phenomenal Bowl debut last year. Chinese pianist Yundi makes his own Bowl debut, and favorite conductors Lionel Bringuier and Bramwell Tovey will also lead delightful programs with Audra McDonald, American Ballet Theatre and more!

TH2: July 16, 30 | Aug. 13, 27 | Sep. 10
Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in an evening of Mozart. Another evening features Tan Dun’s film music for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero conducted by the composer, and virtuoso artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Gershwin.

Hollywood Museum lobby

Hidden Gems in Hollywood

07/09/2013

Esther Tseng

When it comes to Tinseltown, you'll never run out of things to do, including world famous attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl and Pantages Theatre to name just a few. But there's a whole world of under-the-radar attractions and activities you may be missing. They include music, hikes and other features that Hollywood locals frequent to enjoy their city as one would a neighborhood. Check out the following attractions, shops and weeklies that will have you experiencing an entirely different side of Hollywood.

The Guide to Hotels Near Universal Studios Hollywood

06/19/2013

Tara de Lis

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, the world famous Studio Tour is the next best thing. Here are some of the best hotels that are conveniently located near Universal Studios Hollywood.

 

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, a Universal Studios tour is the next best thing. - See more at: http://admin.prod.discover-la.latcb.digitaria.com/blog/hotels-near-unive...

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, a Universal Studios tour is the next best thing. - See more at: http://admin.prod.discover-la.latcb.digitaria.com/blog/hotels-near-unive...

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, a Universal Studios tour is the next best thing. - See more at: http://admin.prod.discover-la.latcb.digitaria.com/blog/hotels-near-unive...

The Guide to Hotels Near Hollywood & Highland and the Walk of Fame

06/19/2013

Tara de Lis

Hollywood is steeped in cinematic history, with many popular tourist attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Madame Tussauds, TCL Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center—home to the Academy Awards. Best of all, there are a number of family-friendly hotels in the area.

The Guide to Koreatown in Los Angeles

04/19/2013

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Koreatown, located west of Downtown L.A. and south of Hollywood, is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Encompassing roughly 3 square miles, the area was once the epicenter of Golden Age Hollywood, home to the Ambassador Hotel, the Cocoanut Grove and the Brown Derby. Today, Korean and Latino populations contribute to Koreatown’s rich cultural diversity. K-town is also known for having one of the largest concentration of nightclubs and 24-hour businesses and restaurants in the country. Even frequent visitors have only scratched the surface of this vibrant district. Discover Koreatown with our guide to one of L.A.’s most exciting neighborhoods.

TCL Chinese Theatre at dusk

Discover Hollywood Car Free

04/09/2013

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No doubt about it, Los Angeles is the Entertainment Capital of the World and you can delve right into it by exploring Hollywood on foot. The beauty of the region is that, while Hollywood covers a lot of ground geographically, many of its primary attractions are near each other. Plus the Metro Rail Red Line runs under much of the area, meaning that seeing stars doesn’t necessarily require driving cars.

  • Recommended Methods of Travel: Metro, Walking
  • Total Distance: .4 miles. Walking Distance: .4 miles

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