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Westwood, Los Angeles, California

Westwood or Westwood Village is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California known for its proximity to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A center of movie-going in West Los Angeles--and the site of many movie premieres--it is home to several vintage theaters, including the Pacific Crest, the Fox Village and the Bruin. It is also home to Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, the last resting place of many of Hollywood's biggest stars. Developed by the Janss family in the 1920s, the small shopping district retains its cozy village atmosphere even as high-rises go up around it and the nearby 405 freeway and the Wilshire-Westwood intersection traffic in tens of thousands of cars per day.