THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD, A PUBLIC ART PROJECT IN LOS ANGELES

The Road to Hollywood is a marble mosaic and concrete floor piece continuing Hollywood's famous floor tradition—Mann's Chinese, Walk of Fame, etc.—snaking hundreds of feet through a development in Hollywood called Hollywood & Highland, the new venue for the Academy Awards Celebration, right next to Mann's Theatre. The artwork contains 49 stories of how different 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. The Road ends at Highland Avenue at an oversized chaise lounge made of glass-reinforced concrete over a steel frame. An entire family can sit on this lounge and have their picture taken with the Hollywood sign in the background.

WHO'S WHO ON THE ROAD

For more about Los Angeles' Hollywood & Highland development go to http://www.hollywoodandhighland.com