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Karen and Lee Duquette's FLASHBACK to Hollywood, California in 2006
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Note: As with many flashback photos on this website, many pictures got lost long before Karen Duquette decided to make this website and eventually add flashbacks on this website, which she began building in 2008. Plus, back then, Karen just did not take as many photos as she does now. But still, she posts flashback photos because it is fun to remember these places and if they ever go there again, they can see how places have changed.

Below: Lee and Karen Duquette walked in the sand on Hollywood Beach in California, then strolled around the area.

Lee Duquette on Hollywood Beach California in 2006 Karen  Duquette on Hollywood Beach California in 2006
Karen  Duquette on Hollywood Beach California in 2006 Karen Duquette on Hollywood Beach California in 2006
Hollywood Beach California in 2006 waves crashing over the rocks
Lee Duquette in Hollywood Beach California in 2006 people painting the wall in Hollywood Beach, California
Karen Duquette on Hollywood Beach California

In 2001, the courtyard on Hollywood and Highland was designed as a tribute to the silent film era, with pieces designed with film director D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance film in mind. The 1916 film was based on the fall of the Babylonian Empire and featured elephant statues as set pieces. Below Is one of the elephant statues. According to the internet, this statue and other elephant statues are being removed in 2021.

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Hollywood elephant statue

Below: The Hollywood sign on the hill is an American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Originally called the "Hollywoodland Sign", it is situated on Mount Lee, in the Beachwood Canyon area of the Santa Monica Mountains. Spelling out the word "Hollywood" in 50-foot-tall white uppercase letters and 450 feet long, it was originally erected in 1923 as a temporary advertisement for a local real estate development, but due to increasing recognition the sign was left up, and replaced in 1978 with a more durable all-steel structure. It is at an elevation of 1,578 feet.

Among the best-known landmarks in both California and the United States, the sign makes frequent appearances in popular culture, particularly in establishing shots for films and television programs set in or around Hollywood.

The sign is on rough, steep terrain, and there are barriers to prevent unauthorized access. In 2000, the Los Angeles Police Department installed a security system featuring motion detection and closed-circuit cameras. Any movement in the marked restricted areas triggers an alarm that notifies the police.

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Hollywood sign Hollywood sign

Below: Karen Duquette with the Hollywood sign in background

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Below: Beverly Hills is a suburb of Los Angeles, located immediately southwest of the Hollywood Hills, and approximately 12.2 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Beverly Hills' land area totals to 5.71 square miles, and (together with the neighboring smaller city of West Hollywood to the east) is entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles.

Throughout its history, the city has been home to many celebrities. It is noted for numerous hotels and resorts, including the Beverly Hilton and the Beverly Hills Hotel. The city has been featured in many movies, television series, music and media, in the United States and internationally.

After its initial settlement in 1828, Beverly Hills first developed primarily as an agricultural community, originally centered around Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, a Mexican era rancho grant. Beverly Hills was first incorporated as a city in September 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil but found water instead and eventually decided to develop it into a town.

Beverly Hills sign
old cameraman statue in Beverly Hills Lee Duquette in Beverly Hills
Karen Duquette in Beverly Hills

Below are only two photos that Karen Duquette still has of the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (this page was not posted on this website until the year 2023, so photos were lost).

The categories are motion pictures, television, recording, radio, live performance, and sports entertainment. The list does not include a star's name until his or her award ceremony has taken place, not at the time of nomination or an accepted nomination. The stars are ordered alphabetically by surname, and all names are shown as they appear on the stars. As of September 18, 2023, there are 2,763 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Hollywood Galaxy building
night view of Hollywood, California night view of Hollywood, California

go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesNote: There is also a very different style Walk of Fame in Fargo North Dakota that the two RV Gypsies have visited. If you go to that page, there will be a link at the very bottom of that page to bring you back here.

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