Hollywood/Vine Station was the temporary terminus of the Red Line from June 12, 1999 until it was extended further west a year later. The station is designed with extreme influence from the film industry. The ceiling of the island platform and mezzanine above it is covered in blue film reels. This is just one part of Hooray for Hollywood by Gilbert (Magu) Lujan throughout the station. The platform and mezzanine all have a pattern of yellow and orange tiles to look like the yellow brick road. There is a low ceiling with simple concrete columns for most of the platform, and the walls all have blue accents on the concrete. The middle of the platform is where the exit is and two escalator/staircases and an elevator lead up to a mezzanine just above the platform. Here the concrete columns develop green palm tree like tops. On display in the middle of the mezzanine are two Paramount Pictures 1930s film projectors. Throughout the mezzanine are hand-painted tiles with comic like paintings. To reach the exit there are turnstiles that lead to a long corridor and these lead to a staircase/elevator that have been modifed since the station's opening inside a plaza of a modern transit oriented development on the south side of Hollywood Blvd between Vine Street and Argyle Avenue.
Photos 1-14 taken on 17 March, 2008, 15 & 16 on 16 February, 2012, 17-44 on 17 February, 2012, and 45-52 on 20 June, 2013