Archive for the ‘Celebrity Tours’ Category
Private Beverly Hills Tours Back Then
Our private luxury tours into Beverly Hills enjoy much more dramatic entrances today than in yesteryear. And the property around the city limits is much better cared for these days, too. The City of Beverly Hills no longer has horse trails and saddle paths, hitching posts and animal feed stores. A different kind of animal inhabits the city of just under 6 square miles and a wholly different form of conveyance roams the Beverly Hills streets, our sleek black custom van notwithstanding. We can show our guests where the horses were hitched and drive up along the smallest roads to show off the amazing homes and gardens of Hollywood celebrities, some still living there and others famous when the Life Magazine photograph above was taken. Anyone visiting Los Angeles will want to see this “Garden Spot of the World” because it really is a beautiful garden now.
Celebrity Homes Come Alive on Our Private Hollywood Tour
Right on cue (and who would know better) Ron Howard looked up and waved at our private Hollywood tour guests below as their guide was pointing out Ron’s home on the hillside above the Hollywood Bowl. He’s probably making travel arrangements for the premieres of his newest film, RUSH, which opens here in Los Angeles on September 20th. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde in the true story of a racing competition that happened as much off the track as on. Formula 1 racing has never looked so good and we’ve only watched the trailers. Wow!
A recent comic strip, Brevity, by artists Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry, makes good fun of Richard Simmons and his general “outfit” selection. However, all of us at Elite Adventure Tours know Richard from the times we have seem him outside his home which we often pass on our private luxury tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. He is never too busy to say hello to our guests and make them smile with his Richard-ness. He is a very loveable man to even the most macho guest we have with us. Richard happily cooperated with us in the making of a little video for our Elite Adventure Tours YouTube Channel that is funny and energetic and makes a good reason to stop by his exercise salon in Beverly Hills for a good workout.
This is the 20th year that the Fashion Institute of Design and Manufacturing (FIDM) in downtown Los Angeles has exhibited costumes from films celebrated in the past year for their magnificent clothing designs. This year there are more than 100 costumes from more than 20 films released in 2011. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to include in your tour of Hollywood and Los Angeles filmmaking a visit downtown to this gallery to see this incredible exhibition?
919 South Grand Avenue, Suite 250
Los Angeles, California, 90015
(Ground Floor, Park Side)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Joining his band mates on the sidewalk in front of their old U.S. recording studio haunt, Capitol Records, Sir Paul McCartney gets the 2,460th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ringo, under the weather that Thursday, was unable to attend, however Neil Young made some poignant observations about the still influential singer/songwriter/musician and the large audience in attendance was thrilled. Why not visit the Beatles’ stars during a Hollywood Celebrity tour to really feel connected to the people whose songs you hum every day.
Since 1976 February has been recognized as Black History Month. What better way to focus a special tour of Los Angeles than by visiting locations and sites important in southern California history. From art galleries and public sculptures to music venues and celebrity homes to more haunting locations Los Angeles is as important to the African American experience as any U.S. city. A great place to begin is the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. Through art the history is illuminated for all visitors.
- 600 State Drive
- Los Angeles, CA 90037
- Main Number: (213) 744-7432, Fax number: 213-744-2050
- Target Hotline: (213) 744-2132
- CAAM RSVP line: (213) 744-2056
- The California African American Museum (CAAM) is located in Exposition Park at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard, west of the 110 (Harbor) Freeway. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena are adjacent to CAAM.
- Hours of Operation:
- Museum Galleries: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
- Admission is free
- Administration: Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm