Hollywood and La Brea Gateway
Project Area: Hollywood
Project: Hollywood Boulevard Demonstration Project
Project Location: Traffic Island at intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue
Project Type: CRA/LA Initiated
This sculptural four-sided gateway is an art-deco style gazebo with four stainless steel full length portraits of Hollywood actresses supporting an open roof structure. The actresses portrayed are Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Anna May Wong, and Dolores Del Rio. All four figures wear glamorous long gowns. Each figure stands on a square base. A spire rises from the top of the rounded, open gazebo roof. Neon lettering runs vertically down the four sides of the spire. At the top of the spire is a small gilded wind vane of Marilyn Monroe holding her billowing skirt in place. The plaza floor within the gazebo is granite tile mosaic patterned in the shape of a star.