Hollywood stars, the TV movie industries, and gorgeous beaches all make L.A a famous city and a popular vacation spot.
1.- When LA was founded, the city’s full name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula.” (If your Spanish is rusty, that translates to “The town of our lady queen of the Angels on the Porciuncula River.”).
2.- By 1923, Los Angeles produced one quarter of the world’s oil. It still sits atop the third largest oil field in the country.
3.- Beverly Hills started out as a modest lima bean ranch. Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil.
4.- If Los Angeles were its own country, its economy would be bigger than Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Sweden’s.
5.- Tons of stars are buried in Hollywood’s Forever Cemetery. One of them is Looney Tunes voice actor Mel Blanc, whose gravestone reads,