The Old Hollywood walking tour explores history hidden in plain sight – the real town behind the tinsel. This new public tour tells the story of how Hollywood started as a sleepy little town of orange groves and wealthy retirees and became the center of the world’s entertainment industry – in fewer than 50 years.
Tour stops include some of the key catalysts that were part of this historic transformation:
• Hollywood’s first and most famous movie theaters
• The first tourist attraction in Hollywood
• The oldest remaining residence on the Boulevard
• The oldest restaurant in Hollywood, where Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks unwound after a long day of filming, and where writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway wrote classic American novels
Along the way guests will see how the story of Hollywood is still unfolding as modern-day artists and creatives continue to reinvent their neighborhood while honoring its storied past.