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Pow! Sock! Batmobile Goes for $4.2 Million! 150 150 admin

Pow! Sock! Batmobile Goes for $4.2 Million!

There were days in the mid-1960s when this beautiful custom car could be seen racing out of a tunnel in Hollywood’s Runyon Canyon where the Batman television series was filming on location.  Holy dustcloud, Batman!  Adam West and Burt Ward spent countless hours seated in this George Barris creation which started with a 1955 Ford…

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Empty Highways in Los Angeles? Really? 150 150 admin

Empty Highways in Los Angeles? Really?

Another blast from the past from a historic Los Angeles photos fan.  This postcard of the Hollywood Freeway looking toward downtown Los Angeles (that tall building is City Hall ala Dragnet — dumm da dum dummm) is circa 1950, a time when cars were large and smoky and the freeways flowed even in the middle…

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The Last Stand and the One Before That 150 150 admin

The Last Stand and the One Before That

He didn’t lie.  He’s back.  Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new action flick, THE LAST STAND, opening this week.  Manly man antics and wisecracks, fast cars and chases and lots of explosions and large caliber gunfire — what film thrill seeker could ask for more?  Of course, this means we will be leading our private luxury…

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From Melody to Viper on the Sunset Strip 150 150 admin

From Melody to Viper on the Sunset Strip

Someone out there knows how much we appreciate photography.  It is a vital part of our business.  We all carry high end digital SLR cameras with us at all times to photograph our private luxury tour guests and our tour routes through Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  We recently received an email with a number of…

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Mirren, Mirren, Hollywood Star 150 150 admin

Mirren, Mirren, Hollywood Star

Dame Helen Mirren will be standing amongst us hoi polloi this Thursday, January 3rd, 2013, as her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is dedicated.  Currently starring with Anthony Hopkins, in HITCHCOCK, the story behind the making of his greatest thriller, PSYCHO, Ms. Mirren has been a member of acting royalty for decades.  Of…

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New Murals in West Hollywood 150 150 admin

New Murals in West Hollywood

On the side of the parking structure overlooking a xeriscaped garden and urban park and playground is this fun and colorful Kenny Scharf mural.  The parking structure serves the park and community center in West Hollywood and is right across the street from the Pacific Design Center.  The xeriscaped garden is actually the roof of…

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Some Gifts Are Forever – The Korean Friendship Bell 150 150 admin

Some Gifts Are Forever – The Korean Friendship Bell

While the holiday season brings thoughts of giving and receiving gifts, we present today a couple of recent photos from a private luxury tour along the Los Angeles coast to San Pedro.  The Korean Friendship Bell was donated to the people of Los Angeles in 1976 as a symbol of international friendship and unity from…

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Lindsay is Probably Not on Santa’s NICE List 150 150 admin

Lindsay is Probably Not on Santa’s NICE List

Building-sized billboards abound in Los Angeles.  They are called “supergraphics” and are sometimes controversial.  But they get attention and that is their purpose.  We took this photograph during a private luxury tour of Hollywood as we passed by this Sunset Boulevard office structure.  The advertisement for the film was more interesting than the film itself,…

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Century City at Night 150 150 admin

Century City at Night

Sure, Paris is renowned as the City of Lights but we think Los Angeles challenges the French capital in every way.  This beautiful photograph of Century City (the Intercontinental Hotel is the ziggurat on the left, the Century Plaza is lit in red in the center, and Beverly Hills High School has a football game…

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Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Lovely 150 150 admin

Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Lovely

Our insider at Paramount Studios, Christina, sends us this action photo of the studio Christmas Tree being lit.  The famous Bronson Gate is seen behind the tree.  Paramount is one of the oldest ongoing studios still in Hollywood proper and its great history is seen throughout the lot.  We recommend their studio VIP tour to…

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