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Some of Our Private Tour Guests Enjoy a Studio Tour, Too
Access to the major movie studios is tightly controlled as you would expect. Sony/MGM, Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. all have well organized guided tours of their facilities and we recommend them all. Each is somewhat different from the others when considering the size of the tour group and the time spent walking and riding but they are also all quite similar in terms of visiting backlots and studio interiors as well as other departments involved in television and movie production (props, sound, editing, costume, etc.). When we are asked about which studio to visit to see the art and craft of filmmaking we ask questions of our guests and make recommendations depending on their interests, schedule and budget. Many of our guests like to combine a studio tour with their private sightseeing tour of Los Angeles with us. We gladly accommodate their arrangements and can begin a custom luxury tour of the city at the studio or leave our guests at the studio after seeing the city. We also often incorporate the studio tour into the middle of our time with guests if that works best. Warner Bros. (above) has a 2-hour guided tour (that generally lasts 3-hours) that starts at times throughout the day and fits nicely into a 3-4 hour sightseeing adventure in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. They also offer a Deluxe Tour that lasts much longer and includes lunch in the commissary (it is always a treat to eat with the people making the movies). Whatever our guests wish to do we will make sure happens for them in the best way. Call or write us today for more information about a combination studio and private city tour.
How often do you drive past something odd yet never really give it any thought until someone points it out to you? Anyone in Los Angeles who has driven past the old Warner Hollywood Studios on Santa Monica Boulevard just west of La Brea has seen this unusual garage door with no driveway leading into it. There was a time when there was a driveway here and the garage was the private studio entrance for Howard Hughes to gain access to his offices just above the garage without having to pass through the studio gates. The studio dates back to 1919 and was the first home of United Artists when Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin formed that innovative filmmaking organization. We at Elite Adventure Tours make it a point to show our private luxury tour guests this great old studio every chance we get because much of it (the Hughes garage, included) are slated for demolition soon as the present owners prepare to enlarge and modernize the facility.