Another Hollywood fixture, the industry trade paper Daily Variety, bid farewell to its hometown of 55 years over the weekend, moving its offices from a drab one-story building around the corner from the Cinerama Dome to flashy, upscale digs on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Associate Publisher Michael Silverman said that the move was “not the end of an era, (but) the beginning,” and predicted that leaving Hollywood would not affect the trade paper, which calls itself the “direct line to show business,” in any way. “ ‘Hollywood’ is a state of mind,” he said. Silverman said that Daily Variety left its 17-year home at 1400 N. Cahuenga Blvd. because it needed more office space. The new location, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., is 70% larger, and in a safer neighborhood. (The publication had previously occupied offices on Sunset Boulevard, on Yucca Street and on Vine Street, all in Hollywood.) But Woody Wilson, Daily Variety’s librarian who has been with the paper for more than 25 years, assured all concerned that the swanky new offices and L.A. address will not change the publication’s heart. “I tell people we’re not leaving Hollywood,” Wilson said. “We’re taking Hollywood with us.”
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