|Perhaps the second most familiar Hollywood landmark, the Melrose Ave. gate to Paramount Studios.|
|Originally intended to be short-lived (18 months), Hollywood's trademark sign has lasted|
longer than most of the studios looking up at it's lofty heights.
|Nestor Studios ca. 1912, the first of the Hollywood "film factories"|
|An old map indicating the original limits of Hollywood, ca. 1920.|
|This Hollywood map from the 1950s, while somewhat whimsical, |
gives a good feel for "what's where."