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Kids Attractions
Capitol Records Building

1750 Vine St.,

Hollywood, California 90028

323-462-6252

Even though this famous recording studio is not open to the public, it is viewed and admired as a reminder of the past.  Its unique circular design looks like a stack of old 45rpm records.  The legend of this symbol of the 1950s is that singer Nat King Cole and songwriter Johnny Mercer suggested that the record company's headquarters be shaped to look like a stack of 45s. Architect Welton Becket claimed he just wanted to design a structure that economized space and in so doing, he created the world's first cylindrical office building. On its south wall, L.A. artist Richard Wyatt created the mural Hollywood Jazz, 1945-1972.   At the top of the tower, a blinking light spells out "Hollywood" in Morse code.

 

Hollywood Entertainment Museum

7021 Hollywood Blvd.,

Hollywood, California 90028

323- 465-7900

Daily 11am-6pm (Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm Labor Day through Memorial Day)

Admission charged.   Free to children under 5.

On display are highlights from a nearly a century of film, TV, and radio. Visitors can pull up a stool at the complete Cheers bar (look for where the stars carved their initials in the bar during the final episode) or sit in the captain's chair of the original set from Star Trek: The Next Generation. There is a series of interactive demonstration rooms that teach various tricks of filmmaking.  Visitors can create Foley soundtracks for a movie segment, test their skills at digital editing, and try out other entertaining, educational procedures and then sign up for the studio back-lot tour to learn more about the film-making process.

 

Paramount Studios

860 N. Gower St. at Melrose Avenue,

Hollywood, California, 90038

323-956-1777

Call for reservations

Experience the living history of Paramount Studios.  Take a guided 2-hour historical and informative look behind the scenes of the daily operations of a major motion picture and television facility.