Originally named after developer J.B. Lankershim, the area once known as “Lankershim” was renamed “North Hollywood” in 1927 as a way of taking advantage of the fascination that the public had with it’s glamorous neighbor, Hollywood. A subsequent wave of development occurred which turned the once agricultural community into a suburb of L.A.
North Hollywood is home to Universal Studios and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1992, the city’s chamber of commerce, working in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, proposed the establishment of a theater and arts district for the city. The “NoHo Arts District” is a unique mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, art galleries, and a total of 31 theaters producing a wide variety of works, from the classics to contemporary theater.
North Hollywood Facts
ZIP codes: 91601-91618
Area codes: 818, 323
County: Los Angeles