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A Los Angeles city councilman on Tuesday proposed naming a stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard that’s home to a cluster of more than a dozen playhouses as “Hollywood Theatre Row.”

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who represents the Hollywood area, wants to use $750 from his council district account to pay for a sign at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue.

O’Farrell’s motion said many movie and television stars got their start at theaters in the area, including George Clooney, Octavia Spencer, Noah Wyle, Chris Pine, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jack Black and Molly Shannon.

The theaters occupy about 10 blocks of Santa Monica Boulevard, between McCadden Place and El Centro Avenue.

Many of the plays featured in the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival are performed on stages in the area. Playhouses in the area include the Blank Theatre, Elephant Theatre, Hudson Theatre and the LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre.

The proposal will initially be considered by the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee.

City News Service

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