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The Prospect Hollywood resides in the neighborhood of Whitley Heights. The historic neighborhood gave birth to what is now considered Hollywood, California. The neighborhood’s founder and patriarch, Hobart Whitley, is largely considered the “Father of Hollywood” by developing and cultivating the area for the entertainment industry. Over the years the neighborhood has been the home to some of the brightest stars of the industry such as Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and Charlie Chaplin. Today, Whitley Heights remains a storied neighborhood and the heartbeat for the wider area of Hollywood. 

The Prospect Hollywood is adjacent to important event centers such as the Hollywood Bowl, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood Palladium, Dolby Theatre and the Greek Theatre. 


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