Hollywood Wax Museum Sponsors Hollywood's 125th Birthday Celebration
Jimmy Kimmel and Charm City Cake Chef Duff Goldman prepare to blow out Hollywood's 125 Birthday candles with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Tom LaBonge.
February 1, 2012
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosted a 125th birthday celebration for Hollywood today with major sponsorship from the Hollywood Wax Museum and other businesses dedicated to supporting the community, including L'Oreal Paris.
The event took place in the main courtyard at Hollywood & Highland, modeled after the famous Babylon set from D.W. Griffith's silent epic Intolerance. The movie debuted in 1916, the same year Paramount Studios was created.
Guest speakers recalled Hollywood's rich history and standing as a world icon. Coucilman Eric Garcetti of the 13th District of Los Angeles shared that when gifts were bestowed on the visiting Korean president, all he wanted was the Councilman's lapel pin of the Hollywood Sign.
Councilman Tom LaBonge and Hollywood Wax Museum's Elvis at Hollywood's 125th Birthday Celebration
"The Hollywood Wax Museum has always been dedicated to the development of the Hollywood as a community and as a worldwide tourist destination," said Partner Tej Sundher, whose grandfather founded the Hollywood landmark in 1965. "We are proud to support and promote this milestone 125th birthday."
Councilman Tom LaBonge of the 4th District of Los Angeles concluded the presentation by mentioning that The Wizard of Oz is his favorite movie and that he agrees with Dorothy famous line: "There's no place like home."
About the Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum, a favorite Los Angeles attraction, opened in its present location on Hollywood Boulevard on February 6, 1965. For more than 45 years, guests have enjoyed the chance to get close to the stars while making a visit to Hollywood - the world's most famous celebrity town. Los Angeles residents and tourists know they are in Hollywood when they see the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and original Hollywood Wax Museum from the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. To learn more about the Hollywood Wax Museum, see museum hours and book discount tickets online, visit www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com.
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