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Celebs on the Strip 150 150 admin

Celebs on the Strip

Many celebrities can still be seen on the Strip, especially on its western end, and quite a few live in the area, particularly the nearby Hollywood Hills andLaurel Canyon. Today the Strip contains some of the most exclusive condominium complexes on the West Coast. However the most coveted residences are the celebrity-studded hills above the Sunset Strip.…

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Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle – 1971 150 150 admin

Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle – 1971

Listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film’s year of release.  Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees. 1971 Gene Hackman – The French Connection as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle Peter Finch – Sunday Bloody Sunday as Doctor Daniel Hirsh Walter Matthau – Kotch as Joseph P. Kotcher…

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Essential Vacation Planning 150 150 admin

Essential Vacation Planning

Some people go to Los Angeles and are flabbergasted by the litany of amazing attractions and historic locations to visit it. It is virtually impossible to take in all that the city has to offer in just one trip. One of the best ways to make the most of your vacation is to pinpoint specific areas…

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20’s & 30’s / Academy Awards Best Pictures + More…. 150 150 admin

20’s & 30’s / Academy Awards Best Pictures + More….

Annual Ceremony Date of Ceremony Year Honored Host Best Picture 1st Academy Awards May 16, 1929 1927 / 1928 Douglas            Fairbanks,William C. deMille Wings 2nd Academy Awards April 3, 1930 1928 / 1929 William C. deMille The Broadway Melody 3rd Academy Awards November 5, 1930 1929 / 1930 Conrad Nagel All Quiet on…

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LA River – Filming locations 150 150 admin

LA River – Filming locations

Numerous films and television programs have featured various sites along the Los Angeles River, many of which involve the river as a sinister plot location. Films involving the river include The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Chinatown, Them!,Blue Thunder, Escape from L.A., Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Grease, Volcano, Point Blank, Freaky Friday (1976 film), Roadblock, Hot Rod Girl, Blood in Blood Out, Boomtown,This Christmas, Rize, The Core, Repo…

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The 82nd Academy Awards 150 150 admin

The 82nd Academy Awards

The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2009 and will take place March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It will be televised in the United States on ABC. Actors Alec Baldwinand Steve Martin will host the show. Martin will host for the third…

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Koreatown LA 150 150 admin

Koreatown LA

Koreatown (often abbreviated K-town) is a neighborhood in the Mid-Wilshire district of the city ofLos Angeles, California. Home to a population of 340,000 and covering just under 5-square-mile,  it has the highest population density of all neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Only Midtown Manhattan, downtown Manhattan, parts of San Francisco, and Chicago’s North Side neighborhoods rank higher in density in the United States. The neighborhood is in…

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Oscar’s Telecast History 150 150 admin

Oscar’s Telecast History

The Awards show was first televised on NBC in 1953. NBC continued to broadcast the event until 1960 when theABC Network took over, televising the festivities through 1970, after which NBC resumed the broadcasts. ABC once again took over broadcast duties in 1976; it is under contract to do so through the year 2014. After more…

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Dine Romantic in Los Angeles 150 150 admin

Dine Romantic in Los Angeles

Fall head over heels for L.A.’s newest—and, coincidentally, very romantic—eateries as they offer their first romantic menus. Eva Restaurant (7458 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.634.0700) serves seasonal bistro fare from chef/owner and Patina Group alum Mark Gold. Couples clamor for Thomas Keller’s sexy brasserie Bouchon (235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.271.9910). Lovers of French cuisine might also check outDelphine (6250…

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum 150 150 admin

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Los Angeles — where celebrities regularly mingle with the masses — is certainly accustomed to hosting high-profile guests, but no one receives the red-carpet treatment quite like LA’s most famous visitors: U.S. presidents. Although you probably won’t arrive aboard Air Force One or be escorted around the city in a motorcade, you can still take…

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