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Jennifer Aniston Honored at Chinese Theater

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Actress Jennifer Aniston sank her hands and feet into the cement in the forecourt of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Thursday, one day before the release of her latest film, Horrible Bosses.

'All actors who want to do this, it's really, really fun, but you really have to want to do it, because there's all sorts of stuff that comes along with it,'' the 42-year-old Aniston told the crowd gathered along Hollywood Boulevard. 'But man, I have to tell you, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I'd be sticking my body in cement.''

Aniston, who rose to fame playing Rachel on the hit sitcom...

Hollywood Canteen Entertainers

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Over the course of its three years, the Hollywood Canteen entertained millions of servicemen with the best singers, dancers, actors, actresses, comedians and radio personalities in show business. 

There were at two floor shows each night, one for each shift fo volunteers, that lasted approximately 45 minutes.  Some people nabbed tables, but the larger mass of soldiers, hostesses, and other volunteers sat down on the dance floor or stood along the perimeter of the room, relishing Hollywood's cream of the crop entertainers. 

SINGERS

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Hollywood Canteen Volunteers

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 For servicemen coming to Hollywood, during the second world war, the Hollywood Canteen was the place to go.  Word spread like wildfire and it wasn’t uncommon to see hundreds of soldiers standing in line to get into the Canteen.  

Fashioned after New York’s Stage Door Canteen, which was started on March 4, 1942, the hollywood Canteen was founded...

Let Us Inspire You With Walk Of Fame Pics

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WALK OF FAME PICS

Let Us Inspire You with Walk of Fame Pics

Whether you are aspiring to be a star some day or are just looking to get yourself some memorabilia, walk of fame pics are great. When you see those famous celebrities, posing by their sidewalk stars, you can’t help but imagine yourself there. Wouldn’t it be great to see the sights and hear those sounds?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to go to watch Tom Cruise, ...

Whitley Heights is a Shining Star in Hollywood

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WHITLEY HEIGHTS

Traveling along Franklin Avenue, the east/west thoroughfare north of Hollywood Blvd., you might not notice the most historic enclave of 1920s residences from the Golden Era of silent films and speakeasies, aka The Roaring Twenties, rising above Franklin Avenue. And roar they did in those days of high living, laughter and a new industry that seemed to have no bounds. Ethel Barrymore, Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies, W.C. Fields, Harold Lloyd, Carole Lombard, Rudolph Valentino and many others lived and held legendary parties that marked an era and the early Hollywood film industry. 

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Hollywood Celebrates Its 100th Birthday

 

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HOLLYWOOD'S NAME

The distinction of giving Hollywood its name goes to Daeida Wilcox. She and her real estate developing husband, Harvey Wilcox, came from Kansas to Los Angeles in 1883 and in 1886 purchased 120 acres in the Cahuenga Valley at, what is now, Hollywood Blvd. and Cahuenga Ave. The following year, Daeida traveled by train to her old home in the east. On the train, Mrs. Wilcox met a woman who described her summer home, which she called Hollywood. Daeida was so enamored with the name that,...

Hollywood's Movie Studios Today

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Although the advent of new technology and out of state incentives has helped spread filmmaking across the country, Hollywood still claims studios that have stood since the early days of cinema.  Although changing hands and  names in the past century, they retain the history and glory of the nascent filmmaking era.

The first and the last major motion-picture studio in Hollywood, Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue has produced movies at its current location since 1926, with roots firmly planted by Adolph Zukor as far back as 1912 including “Sunset Boulevard”, “Psycho”, “White Christmas”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, and...