Posts Tagged ‘Star Tours Hollywood’
During his time in the limelight, Elvis wore many professional hats. He was known, of course, for his various concerts, performances, and albums, but he also more than dabbled in film. To that end, Elvis made his film debut in 1956 with the musical “Love Me Tender.” Proving marketable, the majority of Elvis’s movies would be musical in nature. Many were also comedies, including some of the better known titles such as “Loving You” and “Blue Hawaii.”
Films such as “Jailhouse Rock” were more dramatic, but like tried and true Elvis movies, they had their musical interludes. During his parallel film career, Elvis took to the screen twice in non-musical roles. This was for the films “Flaming Star” and “Charro.” Film roles that Elvis was offered but ultimately declined included the male lead in “A Star is Born,” the lead in “West Side Story,” and the role that ultimately went to Jon Voight in “Midnight Cowboy.” Now when you take a Hollywood tour, you can see Elvis’s star with other greats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
When people go on Hollywood tours, there usually is a clear divide on what they want to see. Older generations often want to be taken to nostalgic areas that were emblematic of early films and classic stars from generations ago. New fans, however, are more enamored with the current wave of stardom and high-tech movie making that is ubiquitous in the area.
Fortunately, many Hollywood tours are able to strike a balance between these two desires and appease both parties. Although today big studios have a propensity to churn out multi-million dollar blockbusters, many of these same studios are the ones that created classic films. Visiting these locations allows fans of old and new films alike a chance to see where there favorite stars worked to create their beloved movies.
Some people go to Los Angeles and are flabbergasted by the litany of amazing attractions and historic locations to visit it. It is virtually impossible to take in all that the city has to offer in just one trip. One of the best ways to make the most of your vacation is to pinpoint specific areas or attractions that you want to visit before you make your trip.
Hollywood usually is at the fore of these vacationing itineraries. If this historic area is on your list, I would recommend making reservations for a Hollywood tour before your leave home. Tours are the best way to make sure that you take in all of the high points, and making your arrangements early will guarantee that you aren’t left to your own devices.
- “Day After Day (It’s Slippin’ Away) by Shango
- “Dead Man’s Curve” by Jan and Dean
- “Desperados Under the Eaves” by Warren Zevon
- “Deez Hollywood Nights” by Snoop Dogg
- “Do You Know the Way to San José” by Dionne Warwick
- “Dodgers Song” by Danny Kaye
- “Does the Wind still blow in Oklahoma?” by Reba McEntire and Ronnie Dunn
- “Dogs of L.A.” by Liz Phair
- “Downey, California” by Saint Etienne
- “Down Rodeo” by Rage Against the Machine
- “Down Whittier Blvd” by Thee Midniters
- “DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles)” by Gary Jules
- “Drinking in L.A.” by Bran Van 3000
- “Earthquake Song” by Little Girls
- “East L.A.” by War
- “East L.A. Breeze” by Brazzaville
- “Echo Park” by Ryan Cabrera
- “Electrolite” by R.E.M.
- “El Lay” by NOFX
- “Empty Hearted Town” by Warren Zevon
- “Everyone Is Someone In L.A.” by Felix Da Housecat
- “Face of L.A” by The Game
- “Fallen Angel” by Poison
- “Forgotten (Lost angels) by Lamb of God
- “For the Movies” by Buckcherry
- “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield
- “Fountain and Fairfax” by Afghan Whigs
- “Fourth of July” by The Blasters
- “Fourth of July” by X
- “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- “Freeway Flyer” by Jan and Dean
A multitude of potential theme songs for Hollywood tours and beautiful days with the windows rolled down. ( Photo of Tom Petty )
Owner Jamie Masada of The Laugh Factory provides a free Thanksgiving dinner and live comedy show every year to comedians, actors, writers and anyone else who is alone for the holidays. Each summer, he hosts a comedy camp where inner-city youths can learn how to write and perform standup from some of the biggest names in the business.
In addition to being one of the #1 things that I point out to our guests on a Hollywood Tour, the Laugh Factory is gem for exercising our laughter muscles! Thanksgiving Seatings are at 1, 3, 5 and 7 pm. Call 323-656-1336 x1 for reservations. 8001 Sunset Blvd. (323) 656-1336 x1
In the early ’80s, before The Grove, this small five-block square retail village used to pack in up to 100,000 people a night. For a small moment in time it was, L.A.’s answer to Times Square. It used to be the place where a great percentage of Hollywood films opened, determined by how well they were received by the UCLA students who crammed into the theaters.
Now it is a far relaxed Village, with its mix of stores and restaurants catering to students and elegant clothing stores catering to wealthier clientele from the surrounding upscale neighborhoods, visiting makes this a great cultural addition to doing many of the “star tours Hollywood.” The stunning old bank building at the heart of the Village that has been converted into the pricey, white-hot Eurochow restaurant. Bordered by the UCLA campus, Wilshire Blvd., Gayley Ave. and Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles CA