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Classic Locations: The Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl has long been a favorite place to shoot movie and TV scenes. One of the first major films to shoot at the Bowl was 1937’s iconic tale of Hollywood, “A Star Is Born” — that’s where fledgling actress Janet Gaynor encounters drunk superstar Norman Maine (Fredric March). Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly sneak into the Bowl in 1945’s “Anchors Aweigh.” Other films using the Cahuenga Pass landmark are 1944’s “Double Indemnity” and 1980’s “Xanadu.” TV series that have filmed there include “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Seinfeld” and “Melrose Place.” And Captain Kangaroo did a live special from the Bowl in 1960.


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