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Los Angeles, California

Chase Mosaic Movie Montages

This Chase branch is an homage to Old Hollywood.
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Crossroads of the World

A few iconic structures are all that remain of America’s first outdoor shopping mall.
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Art Deco Doors of City National Bank Plaza

These massive bronze doors were saved from the demolition of the Richfield Building.
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Traffic Circle Gondola

A lonely Gondola stuck on a traffic circle sits in a spot where it once would have floated down the Grand Canal.
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Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
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LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
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The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood's oldest hotel is the site of the first Academy Awards, the birthplace of Marilyn Monroe's career, and the home of Montgomery Clift's ghost.
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The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
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Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
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Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
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Highland Park Bowl

L.A.'s oldest operating bowling alley is a beautifully restored homage to its speakeasy days.
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Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
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Millennium Biltmore Hotel

This opulent hotel has been visited by Spider-Man, Charlie's Angels, and the Ghostbusters.
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Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
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Barnsdall Art Park

This hilltop park offers magnificent views and a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece.
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Binoculars Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands out as one of the architect's weirder works.
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Stay On Main Hotel

This brightly made over hotel hides decades of suicide, serial killers, and mysterious deaths.
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Idle Hour

The programmatic glory of LA's giant whiskey barrel building has become an upscale reminder of the city's kitschy roadside past.
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St. Vincent Court

A faux European lane smack dab in downtown L.A.
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Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
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Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
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Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
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Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.