The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum, featuring four floors of exhibits, including an entire floor dedicated entirely to Marilyn Monroe, is home to more than 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures: one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, posters and vintage memorabilia from films and TV shows. The museum also showcases the history of Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Museum is housed in the historic Max Factor Building where Max Factor, Hollywood’s Makeup King, created the looks of Hollywood’s Golden Era stars including Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Mae West, Jean Harlow, Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe.
The J. Paul Getty Museum's estimated 1.3 million visitors annually make it one of the most visited museums in the United States. The museum's collection includes pre 20th century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th and 20th century American and European photographs.
The $1.3 billion Getty Center in Los Angeles is also well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. It opened in 1997.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is the second-oldest of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. UCLA is considered a Public Ivy and flagship campus of the UC system. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. With an approximate enrollment of 28,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students, UCLA is the university with the largest enrollment in the state of California and the most popular university in the United States by number of applicants.
The late Peter Falk, a TV and movie actor most famous for his role as Columbo, received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on July 25, 2013. Falk's close friends Joe Mantegna, Paul Reiser, Dick Van Dyke and Ed Begley Jr spoke and participated in the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.
With a rich history dating back to 1959, the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California boasts one of a few of North America’s six-star World Qualifying Series (WQS)-rated men’s and women’s events. Offering the highest-possible allotment of qualifying points and overall cash prizes totaling $200,000, the prestigious competition is critical to American surfers aspiring to reach the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) elite World Tours.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, originally called Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, California. It is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, adjacent to the north wall, or back, of Paramount Studios. Among those interred or entombed in the cemetery are a number of important personalities and famous persons, including men and women from the entertainment industry, and important people in the history of Los Angeles, and their relatives. The cemetery is active and regularly hosts community events, including music events and summer movie screenings.
AMAZING GREYSTONE | Greystone Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion, is a Tudor-style mansion on a landscaped estate with distinctive formal English gardens, located in Beverly Hills, California. The architect Gordon Kaufmann designed the residence and ancillary structures. Construction was completed in 1928. The estate was a gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny to his son, Edward "Ned" Doheny, Jr., and his family. Following the purchase of the estate by the City of Beverly Hills in 1965, the property became a city park in 1971 and was subsequently added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 as Doheny Estate/Greystone. The house and grounds are often used in filmmaking and television production. The house's descending staircase is one of the most famous sets in Hollywood. The 55-room, 46,000 square-foot residence sits on 16 acres. On February 16, 1929, four months after Ned Doheny, his wife Lucy and their five children moved into Greystone, Ned died in his bedroom in a murder-suicide with his secretary, Hugh Plunket. Both were involved in the trial of Ned's father in the Teapot Dome scandal.
After a cross-country farewell flight in October 2012, the Space Shuttle Endeavour is at its new home, the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The orbiter is housed in a temporary pavilion until its new exhibit space is built nearby. Guests who come to see Endeavour will view images and artifacts that relate the shuttle program to California, where the orbiters were built. See our story about Endeavour's final flyover of the Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi where its engines were tested at http://youtu.be/gN5xXqNs4w0.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Risky Business," the director, producer and some of the cast screened the movie with lucky ticket-holders at Oscars Outdoors, a series of summer screenings at the Hollywood campus of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For cast and crew, the screening served as its premiere since the film didn't have one when it debuted in 1983. This 30th anniversary screening included the original ending that hasn't been seen publicly until now.
YouTube Space LA is a state of the art production facility in Los Angeles, designed specifically for YouTube creators to produce original digital video content, from production and editing through uploading to YouTube. YouTube Space LA serves as a creative production facility for both established and emerging YouTube creators who are part of the YouTube Partner Program. At YouTube Space LA, YouTube creators can learn from industry experts, collaborate with other creators, and have access to the latest production and post-production digital video equipment.
Tesla Motors, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cars and electric vehicle power train components. Tesla Motors gained widespread attention by producing the Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric sports car, followed by the Model S, a fully electricluxury sedan. Tesla's CEO,Elon Musk, has said he envisions Tesla as an independent automaker, aimed at eventually mass-producing fully electric cars at a price affordable to the average consumer.
The Coachella Valley's northwest entrance along Interstate 10 is known as the San Gorgonio Pass and is the second windiest place in the country. Cool coastal air is forced through the pass and mixes with the hot desert air, making the San Gorgonio Pass one of only three ideal places in California for steady, wind-generated electricity. At the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm, thousands of huge wind turbines spread across the desert and hills on either side of the highway greet visitors as they approach the crest of the pass and have become somewhat of a symbol of the area.