Hollywood and Vine first became famous in the 1930s for its high concentration of glamorous structures, often full of entertainment industry companies and powerful executives' offices. A couple of radio stations were based here, resulting in broadcasts made "live from Hollywood and Vine." Gossip columnists like Hedda Hopper further fueled the corner's mystique by writing about big deals and exciting events made and held in the vicinity.
Today, you can still find the cylindrical Capitol Records Building, the Art Deco-style Pantages Theatre, and the Avalon Hollywood, a Morroccan-themed and ornately-tiled club and theater built in 1927. The corner now also features a handful of high-end restaurants like Katsuya Sushi and the Latin-infused Beso; two swanky hotels, the W Hollywood and the Redbury; as well as the Hollywood/Vine stop on the Metro's Red Line.