Saturday, November 7, 2009

virtual visit to Hollywood

While in Hollywood you'll want to check out some of the places the stars shop and eat. Even though the price of a chili dog has risen to $2.50 from the original $ .10 one place that everyone should be able to afford to eat is Pink's Hot Dog Stand near the corner of Melrose and La Brea.
There's always a line at this restaurant that was founded by Paul & Betty Pink in 1939 as a hot dog wagon. It seems that every publication from the New York Times to Condé Nast Traveller has touted the virtues of this unassuming eatery. Visit Pink's web site to see photos of stars from Bill Cosby to Celine Dion, Snoop Dog and James Caan who've all dined here.
Pink's Hot Dog Stand
A fitting place to end this virtual visit to Hollywood would be at the Hollywood Forever Memorial Park. An old fashion cemetery that is the final resting place of many Hollywood actors. It's so picturesque that it has been used as a background location for Hollywood movies such as LA Story with Steve Martin and Hot Shots with Charlie Sheen. The oldest cemetery in Hollywood it was established in 1899.
Celebrity graves of over 100 stars including such household names as Rudolph Valentino, Tyrone Power, Nelson Riddle, Peter Lorre, Eddy Nelson, Jayne Mansfield and both Douglas Fairbanks and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. are alongside other Hollywood luminaries including Harry Cohn who was head of Columbia Pictures and film producers such as Cecil B. DeMille. Legendary Gangster Bugsy Seigel is here also as is Harvey Wilcox—founder of Hollywood—buried next to his wife who suggested the name
Hollywood Forever Memorial Park

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