Whether the Hills, Estate, Knolls or Village of Los Feliz, this neighborhood is proudly inhabited by a diverse set of ethnicities, ages and incomes. Los Feliz, along with Griffith Park to the north, made up one of the first land grants in California, to Corporal José Vicente Feliz.
With Hollywood to the west, Silver Lake to the south and Atwater village to the east, the hillside neighborhood is home to some of the most outstanding architecture in Los Angeles County, but also the birthplace of many a motion picture and TV studio. Read on and discover the must-see, hidden gems of Los Feliz, from an architectural landmark to a red-hot dining destination.
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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.”
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TU1: July 8, 22 | Aug. 5, 19 | Sep. 2
The first Tuesday series for 2014 features conductors such as Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, the ever-witty Bramwell Tovey and the vivacious Nicholas McGegan, as well as soloists Joshua Bell and Jean Yves-Thibaudet.
TU2: July 15, 29 | Aug. 12, 26 | Sep. 9
This Tuesday series begins with a rare Bowl appearance by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is joined by virtuoso pianist Yefim Bronfman. Other programs feature Dudamel and eminent American conductor Leonard Slatkin.
TH1: July 10, 24 | Aug. 7, 21 | Sep. 4
Bramwell Tovey kicks off Thursdays in 2014, followed by more crowd-pleasers such as Gustavo Dudamel and Renaud and Gautier Capuçon.
TH2: July 17, 31 | Aug. 14, 28 | Sep. 11
Esa-Pekka Salonen kicks off the second Thursday series, which also features Dudamel and the incomparable cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who joins conductor Leonard Slatkin for a very special evening.
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.