Road to Hollywood
Project Area: Hollywood
Project: Hollywood & Highland Center
Project Location: 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Project Type: Developer Initiated
Road to Hollywood is a sinuous marble mosaic and concrete floor piece that weaves its way through the Grand Staircase and snakes hundreds of feet across Babylon Court, and can also be found on the floor above. The artwork contains 49 stories of how people in the entertainment business came to Hollywood and began their careers. The stories were gathered through interviews, books, articles, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Library collection of oral histories. People's occupations, rather than names, are identified, and the stories range from the humorous to the poignant. The path ends at an oversized chaise lounge made of glass-reinforced concrete over a steel frame that looks over Highland Avenue.