Hollywood and Highland Center

The Hollywood & Highland Center is a shopping mall and entertainment complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district in Los Angeles. The 387,000-square-foot center includes TCL Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards; the historic site was once the home of the famed Hollywood Hotel. Located in the heart of Hollywood, along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it is among the most visited tourist destinations in Los Angeles; the complex sits just across Hollywood Blvd. from the El Capitan Theatre and offers views of the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood Sign to the north, Santa Monica Mountains to the west and downtown Los Angeles to the east. The centerpiece of the complex is a massive three-story courtyard inspired by the Babylon scene from the D. W. Griffith film Intolerance; the developer of the shopping center built parts of the archway and two pillars with elephant sculptures on the capitals, just as seen in the film, to the same full scale. It gives visitors an idea of.

The center has over 25 restaurants. Major retail tenants that face Hollywood Boulevard include American Eagle Outfitters, Forever 21, Sephora; the complex houses a Lucky Strike Lanes bowling alley, a six-plex movie theater, a nightclub. Hollywood & Highland houses 65,000 square feet of gathering spaces including the Grand Ballroom, used for the Oscars Governors Ball. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck operates his regional headquarters out of the complex; the center includes television broadcast facilities that in 2004 included the studios for the daily talk show On Air With Ryan Seacrest. The studio is home to Revolt TV; the 637-room Loews Hollywood Hotel is part of the site. The Metro Red Line's subway station of the same name is beneath the structure. Metro Local lines 212, 217, 222, 237, 656 and Metro Rapid 780 serve Hollywood & Highland. Developed by TrizecHahn and with funds from the Community Redevelopment Agency, Hollywood & Highland opened after three years of construction in November 2001 and is part of an overall effort to revitalize Hollywood Boulevard.

The project is an example of joint development, in which a public agency leases the right to develop a parcel in exchange for improvements to the property, in this case, an enhanced portal to the Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line station and a 3,000 space underground parking lot. TrizecHahn leased 1.35 acres of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority land for 55 years at a rate of $492,000 per year and four 11-year optional extensions. Leading up to the construction of the development the City of Los Angeles was persuaded, through its Community Redevelopment Agency, to contribute at least $90 million in 1998 toward the initial construction of Hollywood and Highland; this was in addition to the costs of constructing the Red Line subway station below the mall. Trizec Properties Inc. sold its interest in the development for over $200 million in 2004 to CIM Group. CIM repositioned the center with higher end tenants. In 2005, the center underwent renovations to add additional features such as escalators leading visitors from Hollywood Boulevard directly to the third floor of the central courtyard, new signage, new stores.

In 2019, Real estate investment firms DJM Capital Partners, Inc. and Gaw Capital partnered and purchase the mall for $325 Million. They announced plans for a major renovation, they announced they will upgrade the retail and courtyard. The renovations are expected to begin work in 2020 and conclude by 2021; the Hollywood and Highland complex opened in 2001 with a conditional use permit that enabled, among other things, for the complex to have special exemptions of Los Angeles billboard ordinances. Despite objections of some residents and neighbors, in 2002 this agreement was amended and extended for an additional 20 years. L. A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti, who represented the Hollywood-area district and was elected mayor in 2013, supported extending this special permit; the design of the center has been criticized. In 2007, Curbed L. A. an online magazine, named Hollywood and Highland the "winner" of their Ugliest Building in Los Angeles contest. In selecting Hollywood & Highland, they cited its aesthetics, pedestrian unfriendliness, confusing circulation, "mish-mash of architectural styles".

The center played a significant role in attracting development to other parts of Hollywood Boulevard. The TV Guide Hollywood Center across the street reconstructed the ground floor and has attracted new tenants such as American Apparel, Baja Fresh and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Other notable retail stores that have a presence on the Boulevard include clothier H&M and the Spanish retail chain Zara. In addition, several blocks further east on Vine Street, a W Hotel opened incorporating the existing Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line station; the sidewalk in front of Hollywood and Highland is considered a coveted location for recent additions to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As such is one of the few locations where the star memorials are "doubled up" rather than being placed linearly, in order for more stars to be accommodated in front of the center. In February 2005, the Academy Awards statuettes were put on display for public viewing at Hollywood and Highland before the ceremony on March 5. Visitors could have a picture taken outside with a giant prop Oscar, to be used on the red carpet and in the exh

Very Blue Beard

Blue Beard is a 1979 Soviet musical comedy animated film loosely based on the Bluebeard fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Directed by Vladimir Samsonov, screenplay by Arkady Arkanov. Cinematography by Vladimir Milovanov. Original music score by Gennady Gladkov. Lyrics by Yuliy Kim. Released by T/O Ekran A detective is investigating the crimes of the medieval duke Bluebeard - is the latter guilty of murdering his wives? The protagonist of the film is a nameless detective, interested in the Bluebeard's case, he drives to question him, at the same time making a phone call to his wife. His overly jealous wife tries to persuade him to return as she suspects him of infidelity, but the detective is fascinated with the story of Bluebeard, who appears in front of him. Bluebeard says, he "lived alone, all alone in the world" and "wandered around the castle, waiting for brides". Bluebeard wished to be "a husband and a father" and to have, like other people, "family and duty". However, his first wife, was a terrible fashion-monger, who tormented Bluebeard with recent fashion trends.

She cut his beard renovated the interior of the castle and didn't pay Bluebeard any attention, calling him old-fashioned. In the end, exasperated Bluebeard trod on the tail of her personal dragon, causing him to breathe fire, Marianna was burned alive, his blue beard grows again. The second wife, was a health worker, she noted that Bluebeard suffered from "total thinness" and that he treated himself with criminal negligence: "You're on the brink of the grave, but I'll take your case." Lilyanna made her husband do gymnastics, prohibited drinking wine, eating meat, etc. Exhausted Bluebeard endured it due to his love for her, he poisoned her with an toxic mushroom Amanita, which she took away from him and ate just as he was about to eat it himself, driven to extremes by this kind of life. The third wife, was beautiful and cheery. Unlike the previous wives, she had butterfly wings. At first Bluebeard and his wife feasted surrounded by the friends and neighbours of the duke. Vivianna, singing "love has no boundaries", flew around the castle: "If it is possible to embrace all living creatures, I am ready to embrace them all".

One day Bluebeard went hunting and returned only to find Vivianna in bed with one of his own friends. After short mêlée combat Bluebeard was killed by a stab in the back - by Vivianna; the Detective writes down the story. On the way home he calls his wife to tell her about a completed investigation, his paranoiac wife starts a quarrel. She promises to divorce him; the detective spitefully answers "I'll be home in a moment, my dear", an exceptionally long blue beard grows on his face. Mikhail Boyarskiy, as Detective and the Duke Bluebeard Oleg Anofriev, as Duke's dog Valentina Ignatyeva, as Marianna, the first wife M. Smirnova, as Lilyanna, the second wife Larisa Dolina, as Vivianna, the third wife Aleksandr Belyavskiy as the Narrator Very Blue Beard on IMDb Very Blue Beard at the

Christian Klucker

Christian Klucker was a Swiss mountain guide who made many first ascents in the Alps in the Bernina Range, the Bregaglia and the Pennine Alps. Amongst his first ascents were: Gurgel on north-east face of Piz Bernina on 18 June 1890 North-west face of Piz Scerscen on 9 July 1890 North-east face of Piz Roseg on 16 July 1890 East-north-east ridge of the Ober Gabelhorn on 1 August 1890'Norman-Neruda route' on the north-east face of Lyskamm on 9 August 1890 Nadelgrat from the Hohberghorn to the Lenzspitze in 1892 Peuterey ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc via a couloir on the Brenva face on 15–19 August 1893 West-south-west ridge of Piz Badile on 14 June 1897 First traverse from the Italian side of the Porta da Roseg on Piz Roseg on 21 June 1898 Klucker appeared as the character Otto Spring in the 1929 mountain film, Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü, directed by Arnold Fanck. Collomb, Bernina Alps, Goring: West Col Productions, 1988 Collomb, Robin G. Bregaglia West, Goring: West Col Productions, 1984 Collomb, Robin G. Pennine Alps Central, London: Alpine Club, 1975 Dumler and Willi P. Burkhardt, The High Mountains of the Alps, London: Diadem, 1994 Klucker, Adventures of an Alpine Guide, London: John Murray, 1932 List of first ascents with Anton von Rydzewski in the Bregaglia