The city is home to some of the most important film production studios in the world.
Los Angeles is one of the elite cities of California, with a wide cultural and social diversity, glamorous neighborhoods that have been the locations of great Hollywood productions, exclusive areas that protect the biggest movie stars, and high-level beaches on the coast of Malibu and Santa Monica.
Within its more than 500 square miles, the city is also home to dozens of world-renowned film and television production studios, artistic and architectural works such as the Getty Center, one of the most eclectic kitchens in the country with hundreds of critically acclaimed restaurants. and an attractive night scene with bars and clubs for all tastes.
Among its main attractions are the Griffith Observatory, the Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater and Sunset Boulevard.
Here we leave you with 10 curious facts to know the paradise of the Golden State.
The city was founded under another name
When the city was founded, back in 1781, it received the name of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Ángeles on the Porciúncula River.
It is one of the largest oil fields in the US
In 1892, oil wells were discovered in what is now Dodger Stadium, by 1923 LA was producing a quarter of the world’s oil. at present it is the third largest field in the country with an average production of 400 barrels per day.
How did the movie industry come to LA?
As the story goes, Thomas Alva Edison had many of the film-related patents registered in New Jersey, so the filmmakers fled to Los Angeles to dodge intellectual property claims and appropriate the inventor’s discoveries.
Beverly Hills was nothing to what it is now
Although now an exclusive area, surrounded by mansions and celebrities from movies, music, and even businessmen, Beverly Hills began as a small ranch of beans.
Its economy is stronger than entire nations
Los Angeles boasts an economy superior to that of developed countries such as Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland.
The Hollywood sign didn’t always represent the movie industry
When it was placed on the hills of Mount Lee in 1923, the Hollywood Sign advertised a Tinsel town real estate development and read Hollywoodland.
Santa Monica Pier was not designed as a resort
The colorful and noisy appeal of the Santa Monica coastline was laid to protect the pipes that discharged the city’s treated wastewater into the ocean. Today it is a world-class meeting point.
Santa Monica Pier was a place of discoveries
In 2006, scientists found the remains of saber-toothed cats, giant sloths, the mammoth Zed, and American lions inside a tar pit near the pier.
LA prohibits the use of baggy suits
Although it seems strange, the city has prohibited its citizens from wearing baggy suits since the Zoot Sui riot in 1943.
The Getty museum has some pretty quirky gardeners
Every spring the cultural complex takes hundreds of goats to the thickets that surround its gardens to keep them in good condition.