Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue runs from about Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills of the Santa Monica Mountains and Griffith Park to Melrose Avenue; and the north to south boundary west of La Brea runs from about Mulholland in the hills to Fountain Avenue, with Crescent Heights as the west boundary south of Sunset Boulevard. The population of the district is estimated at about 300,000 people.
Due to its fame and identity as a major center of movie studios and stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used colloquially to refer to the American motion picture industry in Southern California, a term deriving from the famous community.
Web Sites and Links
Hollywood Chamber of CommerceInformation for tourists including the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign; offers a membership directory, demographic information, filming data and announcements of Chamber-sponsored events.
Hollywood Tow Service - Official Police GarageComprehensive guide to vehicle impound and release; explains LAPD and Department of Transportation hearing rights, vehicle auctions and the Habitual Parking Violator process.
The Hollywood SignThis official site provides information about the sign and Hollywood's history, illustrated with photographs and two web-cams.