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Characters Pose for Photos With Our Los Angeles Private Tour Guests
It seems like it is always Halloween on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From early in the morning until well into the evening there are creatures and movie characters and some we cannot quite guess prowling the sidewalks for tips they earn posing with visitors to Hollywood. Often it is our Los Angeles private tour group sidling up alongside a sexy Catwoman or a silly SpongeBob SquarePants as their tour guide snaps photographs for the tour photo album they will take home with them. This being Hollywood you might call these Walk of Fame costumed impersonators the best because these individuals go to such extremes to create high quality costumes and to perfect their street personas such that our guests really sense the presence of Michael Jackson or Captain Jack Sparrow. This time of year these hardworking and imaginative “actors” serve another purpose – Halloween costume ideas. From the pedestrian and inexpensive to the bizarre and complicated, all sorts of characters and ideas roam the street. At this time of year there are even “amateurs” on the street, the kind of “dress up and go out” folks you might see at the World Series or a big football game. Instead of team logos we are talking about Rocky Horror Picture Show and Curse of the Mummy and lots and lots of zombies. We probably all have “dead man walking” clothes in the back of our closet.
When Our Private Tour Gets to Hollywood
We never know who we are going to run into when we get to Hollywood. Superheros by the boatload inhabit Hollywood Boulevard near Grauman’s Chinese Theater whenever school is out. Spring break recently saw practically every member of the Avengers walking the boulevard and saving our young private Los Angeles tour guests from boring pictures with their parents. Our tour guides understand how the kids need cool photos to show their friends back in school. Photographs with movie stars like Spiderman. Iron Man. The Hulk. Homer Simpson.
The Stars Come Out for Our
Private Tour in Hollywood
Jovan Rameau is a hardworking immigrant from Haiti who is making excellent use of his good looks and remarkable resemblance to Michael Jackson. He invested in some appropriate costuming and hairstyling and is now ready for us to enjoy his presence on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where he haunts the embedded star of the “Gloved One” in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Jovan poses for photographs with the multitude of Michael Jackson fans circling the entertainer’s star in the famed sidewalk…for a little bit of money ($5). We have our own MJ enthusiasts on a private Los Angeles tour often enough that we feel we have invested in good faith in Jovan’s livelihood. Like many of the acts, performers, costumed creatures and lookalikes that haunt this part of Hollywood so near historic landmarks and movie palaces of yesteryear, we have come to know him personally. We learned that Rameau is taking his earnings and working on an autobiographical theatrical production of how he made money as a Michael Jackson lookalike to create an autobiographical theatrical production. Our head is spinning from the recursion here almost as much as watching Michael Jackson (or Jovan Rameau) spin to pop music.
Private Los Angeles Tour Stops for Spider-Man
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man peeks into our private Los Angeles tour luxury SUV to assure our guests that their sightseeing adventure through Hollywood will be exciting and very, very safe. No bad guys will bug us while we inspect the Walk of Fame or visit the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater or the Dolby Theater. Freddy Krueger sadly mourns the passing of his creator, Wes Craven so he is quiet right now. When we cross the street to take a look at Disney’s El Capitan Theater or inspect the lobby of the lovely Roosevelt Hotel we will be guarded by a real superhero – “Can he swing from a thread? Take a look overhead. Hey there, there goes the Spider-Man.”
A Private Tour Meets Their First Real Zombie
He is not exactly an Abercrombie & Fitch male model outside a clothing store, but this Walking Dead guy had the look, the shuffle and the moan down pat when we encountered him in front of GAP Body. As for characters posing for photographs with our private Los Angeles tour people this takes a different turn from the usual happy cartoon characters and superheroes we generally meet along Hollywood Boulevard near Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Dolby Theater. Considering the proximity to Halloween, though, it makes sense that the Zombie Apocalypse would make it to Hollywood sidewalks. Maybe it is missing talent agent Andy Klein.
Happiness is a Los Angeles Tour Meeting a Celebrity
For our young private Los Angeles tour guest this might very well have been the highlight of her exciting four hours of sightseeing with us. Yes, we saw the Nickelodeon Studios and Miley Cyrus‘ house and other great sites that are significant to her. But posing and hugging Minnie Mouse on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and having a photograph in her family’s Elite Adventure Tours album like this… yes, this was the highlight.
Our Littlest Los Angeles Tour Guest Loves the Mice
And the mice love him. Disney is all around Hollywood, not just at Disneyland to the south of the city. Disney Studios is just over the hill from where Mickey and Minnie ply their mouse pads on Hollywood Boulevard so these large rodents had a short trip to work. Walt’s original garage studio is nearby in Los Feliz and his large scale model train is set up in nearby Griffith Park and open for visits by the public once a month. Just to the left of the frame of the above photograph is Disney’s El Capitan Theater and the Disney Store. The street also harbors other famous Disney movie characters who will pose for photographs with our private Los Angeles tour guests while we snap the photo. We wondered how the human souls of these two costumed figures manage in the rising heat as summer approaches. We kept watching and then we knew. Convertibles. Just put the top up.
Los Angeles Tour Guests Love the King
King Solomon, that is, who we see during the summer months on the Venice Boardwalk and who then winters in Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard working with the other costumed characters. He tames snakes, plays a wooden flute, rides a unicycle – a man of inspired talents who poses with our private Los Angeles tour guests while we take photographs (for a little Solomonic lucre – aka tips). For more than a dozen years that we know of he has been entertaining the crowds and staying in good shape (thankfully). You might think that Express would offer him a makeover. However, if they did we would surely miss King Solomon.