Posts Tagged ‘memorial’

Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 8 June 2016

G.O.A.T. Was Here in Hollywood

Media coverage at Muhammad Ali's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Our Private Tour Guests Touched by Muhammad Ali Tributes

The timing was not exactly right that we could bring our Los Angeles private tour guests to the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the time the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented a memorial wreath at the wall-mounted star of Muhammad Ali.  The Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) had passed away the day before and as has been a Hollywood tradition since the gilded stars first appeared on the sidewalk of Hollywood in 1965 a commemorative wreath would be placeThe wreath at the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Muhammad Alid in tribute to the celebrity.  It is a marvelous and touching tradition.  The public can be counted on to bring other tributes and memorabilia themselves.  Candles, flowers, photos, souvenirs, all sorts of things, accumulate around the sidewalk stars when popular celebrities pass away.  For really big stars like Muhammad Ali, film crews arrive to get video and interview bystanders.  Ali, not just a world famous sports figure, was also a great humanitarian known for his smile and sense and humor as much as his powerful punches and perspective on human rights.


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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 17 September 2014

Flags Fly in Malibu on 9-11

Flags fly at Pepperdine University in Malibu on 9-11

Our Private Tour Guests Are Impressed with

Field of Flags at Pepperdine University

We were quite touched by our private Los Angeles tour guests visiting from outside the country when they saw this flag-filled field at Pepperdine University in Malibu and suggested we stop and walk through the memorial for a little while.  We remembered then how so many other nations mourned with us and still feel the grief of that day and wish to share that continuing healing process with us.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 8 September 2014

Joan Rivers Remembered on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

An outpouring of sentiment at Joan River's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

A Touching Moment with Joan Rivers That

We Share with Our Private Tour Guests

This has been a sad time for Hollywood.  With the unexpected loss of both Robin Williams and Joan Rivers in such a short time we can hardly catch our breaths or wipe our eyes dry.  We are thankful that as guides to the Hollywood experience we can bring our private Los Angeles tour guests to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and stand at the stars’ stars to enjoy the mementos and messages left by fans.  Maybe leave a message of our own.  A closer look at the mementos on Joan Rivers' Walk of Fame starAs always the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce places a beautiful wreath above the star in the middle of the sidewalk and almost immediately candles, flowers and notes of all kind begin to appear.  As sweet as the ceremony is to welcome a new star to this honored tradition of recognizing their accomplishments in the entertainment industry, it is equally touching that so much respect is paid when they pass away.  A closeup of a message left on Joan Rivers' Walk of Fame starBoth Robin and Joan touched a huge population of nightclubers, movie goers and television watchers and everyone it seems has favorite jokes, quotes and memories of them that instantly bring a smile.  We will certainly miss them both.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 3 July 2014

When the Stars Go Out in Hollywood

The memorial wreath at Casey Kasem's Walk of Fame star

Our Private Tour Folks Remember the Stars

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a must see for every visitor.  Even native Hollywood residents cannot help but glance down at the names on the stars along the Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk whenever they find themselves walking this way.  We point out to our private Los Angeles tour guests that the sidewalk ceremonies for new honorees are a big deal but also that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce also recognizes the passing of Walk of Fame honored celebrities.  Above, Casey Kasem, radio DJ and media personality, has a memorial wreath set up soon after his passing is known.   The public, too, gets involved with the stars as seen below where fans of Michael Jackson have adorned his star for the fifth anniversary of his death.

This memorial is created by fans of Michael Jackson

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 20 February 2014

Hollywood Hails Caesar

Hollywood Walk of Fame memorial wreath for Sid Caesar

Our Private Los Angeles Tour Pays Its Respects.

Another star has fallen.  This time it is Sid Caesar, comedian and television star who entertained all of America since television first arrived en masse in the 1950s.  Along with comedy luminaries like Alan King and Woody Allen, Carl Reiner and Imogene Coca, Caesar worked with the best and the brightest who created what television comedy was to become.  Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s Hour ushered in evenings of hilarity and humor in front of a television set.  As always, when the Hollywood Walk of Fame star passes on a wreath is delivered and placed on the sidewalk by their star.  Often times fans will come by and leave mementos and candles, too.  Our custom black van brought its Los Angeles tour guests right to Sid’s star and wreath for a quiet moment of remembrance.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 15 January 2014

Music Loses Its Soul

Tribute to Phil Everly on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Evening Tour in Los Angeles Pays Tribute to Phil Everly

We love to show our private Los Angeles tour guests how Hollywood remembers its stars even though it is often such a sad moment.  Our guides try to brighten the moment with stories, remembrances and even, in the case of Phil Everly, some music from the famous duo to listen to in our custom luxury van after seeing the wreath placed at the Everly Brothers star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a long standing tradition.  Did you know that Phil Everly was a pallbearer at Buddy Holly’s funeral?  Linda Ronstadt’s hit single “When Will I Be Loved” was written by Phil Everly?  The Beach Boys, Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, the Bee Gees and Hollies all developed harmony styles patterned after the Everly Brothers?  The man will be missed but the music lives on.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 23 January 2013

Dear Abby, Hollywood Misses You

Photograph of Dear Abby's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

In keeping with Hollywood Walk of Fame tradition, a memorial wreath has been erected on the sidewalk near Pauline Phillips Dear Abby star.  Ms. Phillips passed away last week.  She wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle under the nom de plume Abigail van Buren.  Her twin sister, Eppie Lederer, was advice columnist Ann Landers writing for the Chicago Sun-Times.  Dear Abby in its heyday was the most widely syndicated column in the world appearing in more than 1,400 newspapers.  For 12 years (1963-75) Dear Abby was carried on CBS radio to wide acclaim.  Thus, the well deserved star here on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Street in front of the Roosevelt Hotel.  While we prefer to take our private luxury tour guests in Los Angeles to see the star unveiling ceremonies we will note the memorials and draw our guests’ attention to them with a little story about the person.

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