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Hollywood High School from “Nancy Drew” and “Better Off Dead”


Hollywood High School, the alma mater of some big stars, has also been seen on screen in a few films.


Hollywood High School
1521 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Yes, there really is a Hollywood High School located just off Hollywood Boulevard. (Can you imagine going to high school so close to the Walk of Fame and the Sunset Strip?)

Not only does the side of the school boast a mural of famous faces like Marilyn Monroe, the school itself boasts some famous alumni: Anthony Anderson, Brandy, Carol Burnett, Keith Carradine, Frank Darabont, Laurence Fishburne, Judy Garland, James Garner, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Ritter, Ione Skye, Leighton Meester, Sharon Tate, Lana Turner, Rita Wilson, and Fay Wray, to name a few.

The school has also been seen on screen, in productions such as the “Jackass” movie, the John Cusack 80s flick “Better Off Dead” and the 2007 “Nancy Drewfilm:


Written by Christina LeBlanc
Location photos by Christina LeBlanc

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