Take a Google Maps Tour of Old Hollywood Film Locations in ‘The Artist’

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If last night’s Oscars proved one thing, it’s that Old Hollywood has officially been resurrected, and we hope it’s here to stay. From Rooney Mara’s stunning homage to Audrey Hepburn to Brian Grazer’s decision to include live music in the Theatre-formerly-known-as-the-Kodak-Theatre’s parterre, everything about Hollywood’s golden night seemed to be a nod to gracious days gone by.

Jean Dujardin, our favorite sexy French 1920s throwback and the evening’s Best Actor winner, took us back in time with his nostalgic acceptance speech reminiscing that, “in 1929 it wasn’t Billy Crystal, but Douglas Fairbanks who hosted the first Oscar ceremony. Tickets cost five dollars and it lasted 15 minutes. Times have changed. Though thank you Douglas Fairbanks, your spirit and joie de vivre inspired me for this role.”

We celebrate this year’s Best Picture winner — and the only movie among the nine nominees filmed entirely in Los Angeles — by combining two of the Golden State’s greatest inventions: Hollywood Glamour and Google Maps. Sit back, relax and enjoy the design of a bygone era as we poke around the street views of The Artist’s architecture with our favorite virtual globetrotting tool.

7888 North Figueroa Street: The location of the film’s opening scene

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842 South Broadway: The theater premiere where George and Peppy first meet

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104 Fremont Place: George Valentin’s Châteauesque mansion

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56 Fremont Place: Peppy Miller’s Beaux-Arts abode (and the former home of real silent film star Mary Pickford)

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617 South Olive Street: The Art Deco restaurant where George and Peppy have an awkward run-in after their respective film premieres

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304 South Broadway: Kinograph Studios

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615 South Broadway: The Baroque-style theater that hosts the premiere of George’s last silent film

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4401 West 8th Street: The auction house where George sells off all his belongings

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2021 North Western Avenue: The hospital where George ends up after the house fire

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Oakwood Avenue and June Street: The sidewalk for Jack the Dog’s gallant run

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Hudson Avenue: The street Peppy flies down to profess her undying love once and for all

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