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Hollywood

As the official “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Tinseltown is now a popular attraction to runners and tourists alike.

ASICS LA MARATHON: MILE 9, 10 & 11

Runners will spend the vast majority of their time in Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. They will run alongside the Walk of Fame that features the names of prominent individuals that contributed to the Hollywood spotlight.

NEIGHBORHOOD HIGHLIGHTS

Hollywood began attracting tourists to spots that were populated by film stars. Although most entertainment studios and broadcasters have moved from their original locations, Hollywood Blvd is still a popular tourist destinations in all of Los Angeles. The area is home to the Hollywood & Highland Center, which annually hosts the Academy Awards, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Pantages Theatre, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

With more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California, the Walk of Fame attracts numerous visitors each day. E.M. Stuart formed the idea in 1953 to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.”

Capitol Records Building

Just located north of Hollywood & Vine, the Welton Becket designed building is listed as a Registered Historic Place in Los Angeles. The 13 story building opened in 1956 and is home to Capitol Records, as well as an echo chamber that is “the best in the business.”