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Hollywood Boulevard - Photo Tour

Photos by Brian Bennett (unless otherwise noted)

Entryway  |  East Side  |  West Side  |  The Icons

When you enter the Disney-MGM Studios, you are immediately struck with the 1930s Hollywood imagery. For the longest time, I didn't like the Art Deco styling. Over the last several years, though, I've really grown to appreciate and enjoy that "old modern" look. The Art Deco style begins right at the park entrance.

Disney MGM Studios Theme Park entrance.
Disney MGM Studios Theme Park entrance.

Just inside the gates, Crossroads of the World and Oscar's Service Station provide more examples.

Crossroads of the World.
Crossroads of the World.

Oscar's Super Service.
Oscar's Super Service.

Oscar's Super Service doubles as the venue for stroller, wheelchair, and scooter rentals. Inside the station is a small shop that peddles car-related souvenirs (including bumper stickers, die cast models of classic cars, and that sort of thing).

A close-up view of Oscar's Super Service. Photo by Ian Parkinson.
A close-up view of Oscar's Super Service. Photo by Ian Parkinson.

For a completely different feel, look over to the left (east) side of the entryway where Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind shop sits to the far left.

Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind.
Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind.

A couple of closer views of Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind.
A couple of closer views of Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind.
A couple of closer views of Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind.

If you are into movie memorabilia, make sure to stop over at Sid's. Besides movie posters, costumes, and the like, there is also a great selection of photographs. Many of them--the pricier ones of course--are autographed.

One last thing to point out right near the entrance to the park is the Hollywoodland subdivision sign overhead.

Hollywoodland subdivision sign. Photo by Ian Parkinson.
Hollywoodland subdivision sign. Photo by Ian Parkinson.

Now that we've checked out the sights right at the entrance to the park, let's stroll down the Boulevard. Both the left (east) and right (west) sides of the street are lined with shops. We'll first look at the exteriors before taking a look inside the shops themselves, then visit Mann's Chinese Theater, which used to be the icon for the Disney-MGM Studios, and the sorcerer's hat icon that was built for the 100 Years of Magic celebration -- right smack in front of Mann's Chinese Theater. More on that later.

For now, let's look at the Boulevard as it was originally designed to look... with the Chinese Theater off in the distance.

 

The Studio's Hollywood Boulevard as it should be. Photo by Ian Parkinson.
The Studio's Hollywood Boulevard as it should be. Photo by Ian Parkinson.

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