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Los Angeles has a history steeped in movies and TV production. You may have a walk through Hollywood Boulevard, but did you know there is a TV Hall of Fame located only a few miles North?
Hidden in North Hollywood Arts District, let’s tour the plaza dedicated to television stars.
A pinch of History
- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) is a nonprofit organization for the TV industry in the US.
- Founded in 1946 by Syd Cassyd, it regroups 31 professional groups including more than 20,000 members.
- Since 1949, the Emmy Awards are one of the annual award programs.
- Production designer Jan Scott conceived and managed the Hall of Fame Plaza.
A 27-foot golden Emmy Award statue is welcoming visitors at the entrance of the Television Academy headquarters.
To honor TV actresses/actors, writers, producers, etc. for their contributions, a plaza has been established in 1991. Honorees are represented as full-sized statues, busts, or 3-D wall plaques. You will find a QR code to learn more about their careers.
It started with a few statues in 1991. Over the years, new icons have been added. Today, it includes more than 100 honorees.
In 2022, the Hall of Fame introduced six new honorees: Debbie Allen, Ken Burns, Bon Daly, Robert L. Johnson, Rita Moreno, and Donald A. Morgan.
This Hall of fame is a free and quiet outdoor space. If you’re in North Hollywood, it’s worth a visit!
- Location: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 5220 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA
- Hours: 24/7
- Cost: Free
- Duration: I spent 30 minutes discovering it.
- Parking: Metered and unmetered street parking.
- More information is available at: https://www.emmys.com/awards/hall-of-fame/garden
Save this for later to plan your day in North Hollywood!