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June 18, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With all the customary flourishes in a place famous for elaborate hyperbole and unabashed self-promotion, Hollywood business and community leaders announced Monday the creation of a new Cinema District intended to revive the once-glorious movie palaces of Hollywood Boulevard. Huge speakers blasted "Hooray for Hollywood" near the newly restored El Capitan Theatre as ersatz stars Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Clark Gable paraded before a chorus line of cameras and dumbfounded tourists.
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June 18, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With all the customary flourishes in a place famous for elaborate hyperbole and unabashed self-promotion, Hollywood business and community leaders announced Monday the creation of a new Cinema District intended to revive the once-glorious movie palaces of Hollywood Boulevard. Huge speakers blasted "Hooray for Hollywood" near the newly restored El Capitan Theatre as ersatz stars Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Clark Gable paraded before a chorus line of cameras and dumbfounded tourists.
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June 16, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Time was when Hollywood was the glamorous movie capital of the world, a place where searchlights illuminated the heavens as stars of the silver screen strolled past gawking onlookers into the premieres of their latest films. But over the years, Hollywood crumbled, and its renowned theaters fell into disrepair. Crime flourished, traffic worsened and cruisers along world-famous Hollywood Boulevard made it a chore just to get to the ticket window.
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