Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the United States, has been the worldwide capital of film production since the early 1900s. One-sixth of the city’s 3.8 million people work in the arts.
This eScapes video takes you to the hills of the city’s Griffith Park. One of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Hollywood sign on Mount Lee overlooks the city as a symbol of the glamour and opportunity of the city’s entertainment industry. The hills also offer a panoramic view of the sprawling Los Angeles metro area, with the skyscrapers of downtown standing out and commanding attention.
Lee Ritenour is a Los Angeles-raised guitarist that has worked in many genres including jazz, blues, and rock. As a young session musician, Ritenour recorded thousands of performances with popular artists including Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, and Steely Dan. Now a successful solo musician, Ritenour was also a founding member of jazz supergroup Fourplay, and won a Grammy for his collaboration Harlequin with Dave Grusin.