The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood is the center of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This popular stretch of sidewalk runs along 15 blocks of the boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine, inlaid with almost 2,500 brass-edged, pink marble stars bearing the names of Hollywood celebrities. The majority of stars are dedicated to movie actors, but you'll also see famous names from the world of television, music production, radio and the stage.
Hollywood and Vine first became famous in the 1930s for its high concentration of glamorous structures, often full of entertainment industry companies and powerful executives' offices. A couple of radio stations were based here, resulting in broadcasts made "live from Hollywood and Vine." Gossip columnists like Hedda Hopper further fueled the corner's mystique by writing about big deals and exciting events made and held in the vicinity.
Today, you can still find the cylindrical Capitol Records Building, the Art Deco-style Pantages Theatre, and the Avalon Hollywood, a Morroccan-themed and ornately-tiled club and theater built in 1927. The corner now also features a handful of high-end restaurants like Katsuya Sushi and the Latin-infused Beso; two swanky hotels, the W Hollywood and the Redbury; as well as the Hollywood/Vine stop on the Metro's Red Line.