December 18, 2013 |
The Paley Center for Media is flipping the channel -- or location, rather -- for its annual TV fête. The 31st annual William S. Paley Television Festival, better known as PaleyFest, will move to the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland (a.k.a. the home of the Academy Awards) in the coming year. In previous years, the open-to-the-public gala that celebrates TV has been held at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. “Moving PaleyFest to the landmark Dolby Theatre is an extraordinary testament to the festival's growth over the years,” said Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media, in a statement.
December 3, 2013 |
Muji, the Japanese design firm that had expected to open a Hollywood pop-up store Dec. 3 and a permanent U.S. flagship on Dec. 14, announced that the pop-up will not launch until Dec. 7. The target opening date for the permanent store remains unchanged, a spokeswoman said. The company offered no explanation for the pop-up postponement. As reported previously, the location for both pop-up and permanent store is Hollywood Boulevard, near the TLC Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's)
November 18, 2013 |
Los Angeles, it's time to meet your Muji. The Tokyo-based retailer with 380 locations in Japan, 200 stores in other countries and a devoted following among design aficionados here in the U.S. is scheduled to open its first store in Southern California on Dec. 14. An 8,600 square feet, Muji Hollywood will be larger than seven other Mujis in this country and will serve as the flagship for Muji U.S.A. , business coordination and development representative Kyoko Hirota said during a tour of the construction site Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 |
For 90 minutes Monday, City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, accompanied by Los Angeles street officials and a scrum of TV cameras, informed Hollywood tour bus operators that they can no longer sell tickets from sidewalk kiosks. The mood seemed to be one of disbelief. "I never thought this day would come," said "Melrose" Larry Green, who sells tickets for Openbustours.com outside a T-shirt shop on Hollywood Boulevard. "We have to make a living and this will make it tougher. " O'Farrell's team handed out dozens of letters informing tour vendors that a city ordinance that took effect Sunday makes it illegal to sell tickets from the public right-of-way.
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October 19, 2013 |
On a recent postcard-perfect day, James Foutch is selling tours of movie stars' homes from a prime location on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, just as he has for more than a decade. But his customary spot on the gray terrazzo sidewalk, studded with pink stars, is about to change. In a crackdown aimed at managing the mobs of people visiting the wildly popular venue, Foutch and other sightseeing bus operators are being forced to the sidelines. Starting on Sunday, sales of bus tours from the Walk of Fame will no longer be permitted.
October 14, 2013 |
Hugh Jackman brought his Wolverine claws with him Saturday as he took over the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for a benefit concert to raise money for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the charity that provides healthcare services to retired entertainment professionals. The one-night concert, which took place at the home of the Academy Awards ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland complex, brought it an estimated $1.85 million. "Hugh Jackman ... One Night Only" was a version of the "X-Men" actor's 2011 Broadway concert production "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.