The Walk of Fame—centered on Hollywood and Vine streets—is where over 2200 celebrities have each been recognized with a marble-encased brass star in the sidewalk.
One of the best ways to see the most and miss the least of Hollywood is to take one of the tours that depart from this area. Movie Stars' Homes tours, Hollywood Trolley and Hollywood Double Decker Tours and others provide narrated transportation to the sights you won't want to miss.
Along the way you'll see Hollywood landmarks such as the Capitol Records Building—visible from the historic intersection of Hollywood and Vine. Capitol Records was the first record company based on the west coast.
John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is just outside the Capitol Records building, appropriate as The Beatles were one of the acts promoted by Capitol Records along with the Beach Boys, Duran Duran, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt and Frank Sinatra.
Your tour guide might tell you—as mine did—that the world's first circular office building was designed to resemble a stack of 45 RPM records and was recently instantly renovated to resemble a stack of CDs—at zero cost.