officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City
Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve.
Nicknamed the City of Angels, Angeltown","Lalaland", "Tinseltown“.
Los Angeles is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research and has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index.
Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production.
is a famous district in in the central region of Los Angeles,California. It is prominent for its place as the home of the entertainment industry, including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to represent the motion picture industry of the United States.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. It is a popular tourist destination, with a reported 10 million visitors in 2003.
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 50,000 people. During the day an influx of workers swells the population to more than 200,000.
A heritage of the city's founding in 1789, Downtown today is composed of different areas ranging from a fashion district to a skid row, and it is the hub of the city's Metro rapid transit system. Banks, department stores and movie palaces at one time drew residents and visitors into the area, but the district declined economically and suffered a downturn for decades until its recent renaissance starting in the early 2000s: Old buildings are being modified for new uses, and skyscrapers have been built. Downtown is known for its government buildings, parks, theaters and other public places.
Los Angeles in popular culture
List of films set in Los Angeles
The Terminator , Back to the Future Part II and III, Pretty Woman , Lethal Weapon 2, 3 , Independence Day , The Day After Tomorrow , Starsky & Hutch , X-Men: The Last Stand , Transformers , Iron Man , The Lincoln Lawyer
Los Angeles destroyed on film
The War of the Worlds (1953) (Destroyed by an alien invasion)
Earthquake (1974) (Destroyed by an earthquake)
Night of the Comet (1984) (Destroyed by a comet)
The Terminator (1984) (Destroyed by artificially intelligent machines)
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990) (Destroyed by an earthquake)
Terminator 2 (1991) (Destroyed by a nuclear bomb)
Double Dragon (1994) (Destroyed by a major earthquake in 2007)
Independence Day (1996) (Destroyed by an alien invasion)
Volcano (1997) (Destroyed by a large volcano)
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008) (Destroyed by an alien invasion)
2012 (2009) (Destroyed by a large earthquake)
2012: Supernova (2009) (Destroyed by a supernova)
Zombieland (2009) (Destroyed by a zombie apocalypse)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) (Destroyed by an epidemic)
Skyline (2010) (Destroyed by an alien invasion)
Battle: Los Angeles (2011) (Destroyed by an alien invasion)
The David Guetta/Flo Rida/Nicki Minaj song, "Where Them Girls At" takes place at various places around Downtown Los Angeles.
Settings in Madonna's music video for her song, "La Isla Bonita", were clearly filmed around Downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles band Red Hot Chili Peppers have referenced the city in their songs many times over the years, most notably in their 1992 hit single "Under the Bridge", which contains lyrics about the singers' relationship with the city.
Song by 30 Seconds to Mars‘City of Angels’
‘It's a love letter to that beautiful and bizarre land.’-said the members of the band .
In video games
In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas the area called Los Santos was portrayed by Los Angeles. The city re-appears in the gameGrand Theft Auto V.
And of course
The following is a list of notable people who were either born in, are current residents of, or are otherwise closely associated with orfrom the city of Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Los Angeles is a city of Angels,where each dream comes true.
There a lot of people
gave a meaning to their lifes.
Here is the only rule:
“One life,one love-