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Mel Brooks Honored and
Our Private Tour Was There
Our crack staff pores over press releases and monitors Hollywood websites, always wanting to know what is happening, when and where. We love to impress our private Los Angeles tour guests by stopping by special ceremonies and events during their custom luxury tour with us. Who wouldn’t want photographs of Mel Brooks in their tour album at the end of the day? This was Mel’s day, for sure. Finally, on the 40th anniversary of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Mel got to play in the wet cement and become a part of immortal Hollywood for all visitors to come who will visit the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater forecourt. And how important was it to Mr. Brooks? He grew an extra finger for the occasion. Jimmy Durante‘s nose, John Barrymore‘s facial profile, John Wayne‘s fist and now Mel Brook’s six-fingered hand will be there for everyone to think about and be thankful that he came along and entertained us for so long with so many great movies.
Cinderfella Yucks It Up in the Muck While Our Los Angeles Tour Guests Chuckle
A few days ago Jerry Lewis, 87 years young, was invited to add his hand and foot prints to the pantheon of great movie stars memorialized in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. While the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Film Festival was being held across the street at the Roosevelt Hotel this classic star of such great films as The Patsy and Who’s Minding the Store was reveling in the gooey cement set out for him in front of the crowd of Jerry Lewis film lovers. Still happy to be goofy he entertained the throng of well wishers, including our private Los Angeles tour guests that day, with silly asides and his usual repertoire of funny faces. What a mensch. What a thrill for all of us to be able to share this moment with him.
Daughter Joins Father at the Chinese Theater
With three Best Actor Academy Awards between them*, Jane Fonda and father Henry will be together again at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Saturday at 10:00a.m. That is when, as part of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival, Jane will dip her hands and feet into wet cement in the forecourt of the theater as movie stars have been doing since the theater was built in 1928. We are always excited by these events on behalf of our private Hollywood tour guests who get to witness a ceremony not seen very often but that receives so much media coverage. It really is special and Jane Fonda is a special actress who truly deserves this honor.
* Jane: Klute, Coming Home; Henry: On Golden Pond
Musical celebrities are among those honored on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard (and Vine Street) but nearby, in front of the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, is a sidewalk celebration of handprints of rock stars — musicians, composers, songwriters. Regular induction ceremonies are big events and fun to attend. On your next private luxury tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood make certain you drop by the Guitar Center to pay homage to your favorite rock stars and visit their Rock Museum.
Rockwalk at the Guitar Center – Hollywood
7425 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046