Posts Tagged ‘television show’
We Will Take Our Private Tour to See the Ceremony
We love bringing our private Los Angeles tour guests to the Hollywood Walk of Fame when there is a star ceremony happening. A real celebrity sighting, several in this case, and a fitting celebration of a performer’s body of work and contributions to their area of entertainment. Kaley Cuoco will be so honored this coming Wednesday, October 29th at 11:30 a.m. We will stop near the intersection of Cherokee and Hollywood Boulevard where the crowd will be gathered to see and hear Kaley and her pals from The Big Bang Theory become a part of Hollywood history. Those unable to attend the ceremony can watch the live streaming version on the Walk of Fame website. The website is also a good place to locate the Walk of Fame stars of your favorite movie stars, musicians, television actors, and any of the myriad people who have made Hollywood and the Walk of Fame a major destination in Los Angeles.
Our Private Tour Gets a Gander at the General Lee
Considering there were more than 250 1969 Dodge Chargers converted and prepared for use in the wildly popular television series The Dukes of Hazzard you would think we would run into this vehicle around Los Angeles and Hollywood more often. The General Lee, as it is named, did recently appear in a wild Autotrader.com television advertisement with Dukes’ stars Tom Wopat and John Schneider. The guys looked great and so did the the car as it did the other day when our private Los Angeles tour cruised by Le Petit Four on the Sunset Strip and saw it parked in a spot of honor on the street. We usually see Ferraris and Maseratis, the occasional Rolls Royce or Maybach, parked here so our eyes were instantly caught by the orange muscle car numbered 01. But considering the rollovers and jumps, doughnuts and rough turns made during production of the television show, perhaps it is lucky for us that any of these grand autos are still around.
Los Angeles Tour Leads to Studio Tour and the Ellen Show
We love to show off our film studios when sightseeing with our private Los Angeles tour guests. Hollywood, Culver City and Burbank all have those city blocks chock full of large boxy buildings. Soundstages. Where the magic happens. Ellen tapes her show on the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank located between Universal and Disney studios. Just being nearby thrills our guests. On taping days they envy the line of people waiting to get in to see Ellen’s show. Sometimes they can find themselves in that line. If our guests contact us in advance we can point them to the website where tickets are made available. We even schedule our tour to drop them at the studio after sightseeing with us or pick them up after the taping for a grand private luxury tour when they can extol the comedy and humanity of Ms. DeGeneres. Warner Bros. has a great VIP tour of its studio that we highly recommend to all our guests. If you are interested in movies and television, the history and technology, then a studio tour here and some sightseeing with us is definitely a memorable way to experience Los Angeles.
Older Los Angeles Tour Guests Can Still Hum the Tune
For six good years, 1958-1964, 77 Sunset Strip was the coolest detective agency in town. The town? Hollywood. This successful Warner Bros. television show made Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd “Kookie” Byrnes household names as America settled in to watch them Friday nights on ABC. Located on the south side of Sunset Boulevard right next to Dean Martin’s Dino’s Lounge, the opening credits made this spot on the Strip famous. Time, however, works to erase all. The building was forever changed in the 70s when Dino’s joint was gone. The portal stood as a symbolic reminder and a commemorative sidewalk plaque marked the location of the famous television detective agency. More recently the entire building was demolished to make way for current development of the ever changing and energetic Sunset Strip. Our private Los Angeles tour guests who remember back that far appreciate our highlighting this and other locations associated with old television shows.