The Sunset Strip, the most popular entertainment capital, is a mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood’s eastern border with Hollywood at Crescent Heights Boulevard, to its western border with Beverly Hills at Doheny Drive. It includes a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. Dispersed between these establishments is a large array of colorful billboards. Sunset strip is known as a place to go to see your favorite celebrities.
Since the Strip is outside the city limits of the Los Angeles city, it fostered a wilder concentration of nightlife and a number of nightclubs and casinos moved in along the Strip.Glamour and glitz defined the Strip in the 1930s and the 1940s, as its renowned restaurants and clubs became a playground for the rich and famous including the Garden of Allah apartments. Go-Go dancers performed at the famous Whisky a Go Go and the 1979 Donna Summer song “Sunset People” from the album Bad Girls, was about the nightlife on Sunset Boulevard. The music industry dominates clubs on the Strip and only major acts perform at the House of Blues. Increasingly, the western end of the Strip is occupied by office buildings, mostly catering to the entertainment industry, and expensive hotels. This area seems to have become an adjunct of Beverly Hills only with more nightlife activity, much of it upscale.In the evening, the Strip is a vibrant slash of neon, a virtual traffic jam of young cruisers on weekends and a mecca for people-watchers and celebrity wannabes.