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Celebrate Marilyn Monroe 150 150 admin

Celebrate Marilyn Monroe

The Hollywood Museum is the official museum of Hollywood with four floors of exhibits and memorabilia on display throughout the year.  Occupying the pretty pink art deco Max Factor building in the heart of Hollywood the museum is easy to find even if we are not taking you there on your private luxury tour of…

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The Noisy Los Angeles Skyline 150 150 admin

The Noisy Los Angeles Skyline

Los Angeles possesses a beautiful skyline that can be seen with mountains or the Pacific Ocean or simply a highway full of traffic.  We spend a great deal of time in traffic on our private luxury tours around Los Angeles whether on the freeways or on the streets of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice or Santa…

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Kerry and Misty May in the Roosevelt Lobby 150 150 admin

Kerry and Misty May in the Roosevelt Lobby

Even Hollywood, old Hollywood, like the historic Roosevelt Hotel, has means for visitors in their lobby to keep up-to-date with competition at the London Olympics with the large screen television erected for the occasion.  Just to the left and across the hallway is the Blossom Room where the first Academy Awards were hosted.  This is…

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Take Those Narrow Roads Slowly 150 150 admin

Take Those Narrow Roads Slowly

There are narrow winding roads that we travel on our private luxury tours of Hollywood especially as we head up to see the Hollywood sign.  Riding through what was once Hollywoodland (established in 1923), a planned development accessible on horseback, it is a good idea to sit back and relax and drive those roads slowly…

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Johnny Weissmuller – Olympic Swimmer 150 150 admin

Johnny Weissmuller – Olympic Swimmer

One of the most notorious places we visit on all our celebrity homes tours is the former home of Johnny Weissmuller on St. Pierre Road in Bel Air.  The 8,700 square foot Mediterranean revival home was designed by Paul Williams in 1931 for Olympic swimmer Weissmuller (5 gold medals) who was then famous as movieland’s…

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Visiting the Queen of Pin-Ups 150 150 admin

Visiting the Queen of Pin-Ups

Bettie Page, the Queen of Pin-Ups, is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, a tiny cemetery behind a movie theater on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood.  This beautiful little park is chock full of famous names and always stimulates lots of happy memories of movies, television and music as we walk amongst the markers. Learn…

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Levitated Mass Is One Heck of a Big Rock 150 150 admin

Levitated Mass Is One Heck of a Big Rock

Michael Heizer’s 340-ton rock is now in place and ready to be enjoyed in the backyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  The name of this fascinating installation is Levitated Mass.  We took these photos on a private luxury tour of Los Angeles with an emphasis on public art.  Conceived by Heizer…

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BOA – West Hollywood – Steaks, Wine 150 150 admin

BOA – West Hollywood – Steaks, Wine

We love to point out BOA Steakhouse as we drive by with our luxury tour guests leaving the Sunset Strip in W. Hollywood and entering Beverly Hills to show them where many of the celebrity patrons of this fine restaurant live.  Susan Zechter writes in her book Celebrity Hot Spots that there have been 122 celebrity…

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The Stars Stood Here 150 150 admin

The Stars Stood Here

Here are our private luxury tour guests, the Saldukas family, visiting the Blossom Room inside the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.  Why are they so impressed?  This is where the first Academy Awards ceremony was held.  Those light fixtures, that rug — ORIGINAL!  Well, so we have been told by hotel staff members and we choose…

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The Mauretania Apartments and John Kennedy 150 150 admin

The Mauretania Apartments and John Kennedy

Built by The Wizard of Oz actor Jack Haley (the Tin Man) this historic apartment building on N. Rossmore Avenue below Melrose was a favorite residence of President Kennedy when he visited Los Angeles.  There are a lot of historic properties on this stretch of road near the golf course.  We regularly pass by on our…

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