My friend Alissa Walker from UnBeige wrote a post on DesignObserver awhile back that I’ve been meaning to link to. It’s called “Why Scientology is Good for Hollywood.” But before everybody starts freaking out, this is all about architecture and a rare chance to step inside the famed Celebrity Centre:
But if you live where I do, in the actual city of Hollywood, just a few blocks away from where the Oscars are held, you see the Church of Scientology as somewhat of a savior. Within a two-mile corridor along Hollywood Boulevard, the Church owns eight historic buildings, four of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. In a neighborhood where architectural triumphs evaporate with little remorse, Scientology is the most ardent preservationist force in town.