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Capitol Records Building

Rising 13 round stories above Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame, this city landmark, built in the mid-1950s to house the first West Coast outpost of a major record label, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Famed for being the site of recordings by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and many other big artists, the distinctive tower, designed by Louis Naidorf and Welton Becket (the latter, architect of the nearby Cinerama Dome and other prominent L.A. buildings) was purportedly meant to symbolize a stack of record albums on a turntable.

The building houses a series of working recording, mixing and mastering studios, including a unique echo chamber designed by guitarist and inventor Les Paul. Though the building has made a handful of appearances in popular entertainment, it was most dramatically featured in the 2004 disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow, being smashed to the ground by a giant tornado (and computer-generated effects).

Aside from its tall, cylindrical shape, lights make it easy to see the Capitol Records Building from many spots around the Hollywood Commercial and Entertainment District: since 1956, a blinking red light atop the building has spelled out the word "Hollywood" in Morse code, and every winter, a Christmas tree-shaped cone of sparkling lights has been strung up on the roof. The Capitol Records Building isn't open to the public.

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Glamorous Highlights Tour of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, null
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Glamorous Highlights Tour of Los Angeles

Come along and explore the legendary neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Experience the place where dreams are born and legends are made. Travel in ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Best of Hollywood Food Tour, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Best of Hollywood Food Tour

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Sample the mouthwatering diversity of Southern California cuisine while taking in the area’s most popular sights on a Hollywood sightseeing food tour. This is ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Hollywood Strip Helicopter Flight, Los Angeles, Food Tours
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Hollywood Strip Helicopter Flight

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Take to the skies to experience Los Angeles and Hollywood in a whole new way on this exhilarating helicopter tour. Choose from three different flight ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 20 minutes

From USD $199.00
Hollywood Bike Tour, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Hollywood Bike Tour

Enjoy multiple stops on a 2.5 hour bike tour to the Hollywood sign, Walk of Fame, film locations, and celebrity homes. You'll get a chance to see a bunch of ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Tour: Hollywood Highlights or Celebrity Homes of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bike & ... 
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Private Tour: Hollywood Highlights or Celebrity Homes of Beverly Hills

Take a 2-hour private tour of famous Hollywood landmarks or the celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air with an insider guide who combines sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour, Los Angeles, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour

Go back in time with your guide and learn about Hollywood Boulevard, from an historical perspective. See where the stars lived, worked, and played. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Los Angeles Beach Cities Helicopter Flight, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Los Angeles Beach Cities Helicopter Flight

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Admire the LA area's beautiful coastal cities, beaches, harbors, cliffs and hills on this 25-minute flight. Pass over Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 25 minutes

From USD $189.00
Los Angeles Celebrity Homes Helicopter Flight, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Los Angeles Celebrity Homes Helicopter Flight

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Be pampered and feel like a 'celeb' on an approx. 35-minute helicopter flight featuring some of the most famous celebrity homes and landmarks. See spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 35 minutes

From USD $219.00
Hollywood and Beverly Hills Bike Tour, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Hollywood and Beverly Hills Bike Tour

Adventure on a 4.5 hour bike tour throughout Hollywood and Beverly Hills. You'll get a chance to bike to the Hollywood sign in Hollywood Hills at Griffith Park ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Hollywood Bike Adventure, Los Angeles, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Hollywood Bike Adventure

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Pedal past Tinseltown’s most storied landmarks, from the iconic Capitol Records Building to Paramount Pictures’ twin archways. Designed for cyclists of every ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4.5 to 5 hours

From USD $76.00

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