Visiting Hollywood is something that many people dream of. There really is not much that you need to do to entice the average person to visit THE Hollywood. However, did you know that there is another place named Hollywood? This one is located in the state of Florida and despite its geographical distance, the two Hollywoods do have some ties that bond them together.
Take this recent stunt by the Hollywood Office of Tourism (Florida). Capitalizing on the success of Hollywood (California) movie Marley & Me, the Florida office has decided to give away freebies to tourists who will visit and book through their online portal. The Miami Herald has this news:
Visitors to Hollywood who register for rooms online can fetch great rates and a special gift to coincide with the first month of movie theater screenings of the new family film Marley & Me, according to a statement released last week by the Hollywood Office of Tourism.
Through January, guests who book rooms on www.visithollywoodfl.org will get a free copy of the bestseller Marley & Me by former Sun-Sentinel columnist John Grogan.
Set primarily in South Florida, the book, which was transformed into a movie, is a heartwarming tale of a mischievous but lovable Labrador retriever and his impact on his human family.
Scenes were shot at several recognizable locations, including Los Olas Boulevard, Dolphin Stadium, The Miami Herald and Nick’s Bar and Grill on Hollywood beach.
The Hollywood Office of Tourism gives Hollywood two ”paws up” for its dog-friendly accommodations at local hotels and public facilities, including Poinciana Dog Park at 1301 S. 21st Ave. and Hollywood Dog Beach on the ocean between Pershing and Custer streets.
That just goes to show that the reach and influence of Tinsel Town goes far and wide – even if it’s because of a mutt movie star.