Photos of Hollywood
. Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles that is located just east of Beverly Hills and northwest of downtown. It is famous because Hollywood is considered the birthplace of the American film industry starting with the movie In Old California
which was directed by D. W. Griffith in 1910. For many years afterwords, it was the center of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles with the headquarters of many movie studios and radio stations.
Today Hollywood has many attractions and landmarks such as the Hollywood sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, El Capitan, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Capitol Records, Hollywood Wax Museum, and Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium. If you stroll along Hollywood Blvd. you can see most of these sights including the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre with the hand and foot prints of movie stars embedded in the cement.