14th July 2011: Los Angeles

Today it was Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes followed by the Hollywood Trolley tour
Grauman's Chinese Theatre  Build following the success of the nearby Grauman's Egyptian Theatre and opened opened 18 May 1927 Grauman's Chinese Theatre  It has since been home to many premieres - including the 1977 launch of George Lucas's Star Wars El Capitan Entertainment Centre  El Capitan theater was recently used as the Muppet Theater in "The Muppets" movie ... formerly the Hollywood Masonic Temple and currently the home of Jimmy Kimmel Hollywood Walk of Fame  Beverly Garland's star (Lois Lane's mother from Lois and Clark)
Hollywood Walk of Fame  with Kermit the Frog Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium Katy Perry costume  dress worn during her worldwide 'Hello Katy Tour' in the Hard Rock cafe window Next we went on the Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  stand by for lots and lot of pictures of houses ...much like this one ... though I can't remember who's this one was, if it does even belong to anyone famous! ;)
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  On Sunset Boulevard towards the Hollywood Hills Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Laugh Factory with Tim Allen appearing tonight ... Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Chateau Marmont: the hotel has been the site of many high profile Hollywood events Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Chateau Marmont: built in 1927 and modeled loosely after the Château d'Amboise.
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Carney's: a hot dog and burger restaurant in a Union Pacific rail car - a favourite of Elvis Presley's apparently Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Sunset Tower Hotel: Gorgeous Art Deco building, built in 1931 as a luxury apartment hotel Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Saddle Ranch: Western style Restaurant Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Andaz West Hollywood Hotel: Huge Jennifer Anniston advert for Smartwater
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  The Comedy Store: former stars of this stage include Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  SkyBar: part of the Mondrian Hotel, and hang out of the 'beautiful people' Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Mel's Drive In: lots of advertising for the Torchwood US crossover in LA Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Sunset Plaza: two-blocks of boutiques and outdoor cafés built back in the 1930's
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Guitars: a couple of the many guitars along Sunset Boulevard, these 2 beside 'The Coffee Bean' Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Whisky A Gogo: opened on 16 January 1964 Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rock club opened on 23rd September 1973 Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Roxy: Rock club perhaps best known as the club where John Belushi partied before fatally overdosing
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rainbow: opened on 16 April 1972 with a party for Elton John Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Key Club: another LA concert venue Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Beverley Hills sign: marking the Beverly Hills city limits Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to... Hallie Berry
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Sierra Towers: home of many celebs, including Elton John ... and apparently Elton's son Zachary also has his own £1.3m luxury flat here!! Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Ringo Starr Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Jennifer Aniston Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Postbox belonging to...Jennifer Aniston
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Bins belonging to...Jennifer Aniston. And no I didn't rummage!! Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...David Spade Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House built by...Warren Beatty Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Courtney Cox
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Greystone Mansion: Recently used as Kermits Mansion in "The Muppets" and was also used in 2 episodes of Murder She Wrote ... and that's enough to make it a tour highlight for me! Just leave me here to worship for a while! ;) Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Christina Aguilleria (but more famous for previously belonging to The Osbournes and was used in the opening credits) Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Elizabeth Taylor Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Tom Cruise (well behind the bushes apparently ... the flag is his! ;)
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Frank Sinatra Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Dr. Phil Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Rapper Bow Wow Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Julie Andrews
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...David Beckham Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Elton John Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Melanie Griffith Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Agnes Moorhead
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...George Gershwin Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Madonna (big bush! ;o) Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Peter Falk Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Jon Lovitz
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Paul Newman Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Elvis Presley Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  The house Michael Jackson died in ... Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  The house Michael Jackson died in ... the gate seen in many news reports
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Frank Sinatra Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Steven Speilberg Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  The house... where Britney Spears had her meltdown on the driveway Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Fifty Cent (build started by Mike Tyson before he went bust)
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Howard Hughes Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Howard Hughes Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Ryan Murphy (Glee creator) Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Lana Turner
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Steve Martin Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Stan Laurel Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House previously belonged to...Mel Blanc Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House designed by Gaudi
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  for "Drop Dead Diva" Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rodeo Drive: Lots of designer shops Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rodeo Drive Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rodeo Drive: Prada Store ... apparently so famous it needs no name/sign
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rodeo Drive and Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel as used in "Pretty Woman" Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rodeo Drive Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Rodeo Drive Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Beverley Hill City Halls: built in 1932 ... and featured in "Beverly Hills Cop" films ... and currently under construction! ;)
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Beverly Hills City Halls Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Keifer Sutherland Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Jake Gyllenhaal Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Justin Timberlake
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Los Angeles and the Hollywood Bowl from the Hollywood Hills Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Overlooking the Hollywood Bowl from the Hollywood Hills Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Ice Tea (and previously belonging to Meg Ryan)
Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  House belonging to...Ron Howard Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Hollywood Sign from the Hollywood Hills Starline Deluxe Movie Stars Homes tour  Charlie Chaplin offices: as used as the Daily Planet in season 1 of the 1950's "Superman" TV show Hollywood & Highland Center  opened 9 November 2001, the centre also includes Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards
Roosevelt Hotel  opened on 15 May 1927, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted the presentation of the 1st Academy Awards in 1929 inside its Blossom ballroom and Marilyn Monroe was a resident at the Hollywood Roosevelt for two years when her modeling career took off Madame Tussauds  Justin Timberlake ... not too bad really ... Trolley tour  All set for our LA sights trolley tour, on said trolley Hard Rock Cafe  .. with a build a bear style Marilyn Monroe in the window
Kodak Theatre  home to the Academy Awards and American Idol Hollywood Bowl  sculpture 'Muse of Music, Dance, Drama' Hollywood Bowl  views towards the front Hollywood Bowl  view towards the back
Hollywood Bowl  Jo with the Hollywood Bowl stage. Tomorrow night Sarah will be on that stage! Hollywood Bowl  Sarah poster inside Hollywood Bowl  Los Angeles Philharmonic equipment arriving for tomorrow nights concert CBS Columbia Square Studios  was the home of CBS's Los Angeles radio and television operations from 1938 until 2007
Sunset Gower Studios  Sunset Gower Studios is Hollywood's largest independent studio and an active facility for television and film production Sunset Gower Studios  Television programs which have occupied several sound stages include Heroes, Dexter, Six Feet Under, JAG, Married... with Children, Soap, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, and the first four seasons of The Golden Girls Paramount Studios  Planned to do this tour but you can't book online and they were full when phoned :( Raleigh Studios  Originally as the Famous Players Fiction Studio in 1912 this is the oldest independent studio
Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments  The apartments were built by Paramount Studios to house actors in 1927. Actor George Pan-Andreas bought the property in 1992 and in 2007 hired artist Danny Doxton to do it up, beginning with ruby red paint patterned with orange swirls ... Hollywood sign Museum of Death  visitors to this museum will discover crime scene photos from famous murders, items from the death industry, artifacts from an infamous mass suicide, artwork created by infamous killers and more Walk of Fame  along Hollywood Blvd
Pantages Theatre  The Art Deco theater was opened on 4 June 1930 Pantages Theatre  From 1949 to 1959 the theatre hosted the annual Academy Award Ceremonies Capitol Records Tower  Built by British company EMI and completion in April 1956 Fire Escape  ... as used at the end of "Pretty Woman"
Jim Henson Studios  Formerly the Charlie Chaplin Studios this was bought by the Jim Henson Company Studios in 2000. Also recently used as the 'Muppet Studios' in "The Muppets" movie Jim Henson Studios Jim Henson Studios  Kermit as 'Charlie Chaplin' Walk of Fame  "Four Ladies of Hollywood" gazebo. The four life-size silver statues supporting the structure represent Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Anna Mae Wong and Dolores Del Rio
Walk of Fame  "Four Ladies of Hollywood" gazebo Walk of Fame  Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly's stars Walk of Fame  Big Bird's star Hollywood Wax Museum  the longest running wax museum in the United States, opened in 1965, and claims to be the only wax museum dedicated solely to celebrities
Hollywood Wax Museum  with a Torchwood advertising tour bus Grauman's Egyptian Theatre  opened in 1922 this theatre hosted the first-ever Hollywood premiere Grauman's Egyptian Theatre  the venue for the first-ever Hollywood premiere, Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks, on Wed 18 October 1922 Hollywood Guinness World of Records  museum opened in 1991
Hollywood Guinness World of Records Hollywood First National Bank Building  This 13-story structure was used as one of the Metropolis backdrops for the 1950’s Superman TV series Dinner  ... tonight we had chinese takeaway ... way too much Chinese takeaway! ;)