19th July 2012: Los Angeles

Today we went off for a VIP tour of Paramount ... which was fab :)
Mel's Drive-In  "#having a me party" ... as used in "The Muppets" movie when Mary went to the diner to eat alone and sang this song! I ate in it but didn't sing FYI ;) Mel's Drive-In  Inside, heading for my seat Mel's Drive-In  waiting for my food ... breakfast as it's 8am! :) Paramount Studio tours  Paramount store/Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop which is used as the Lima Bean Café in Glee
Paramount Studio tours  Also being used as Boston coffee shop in Rizzoli and Isles ... which the green pillar decoration is for Paramount Studio tours  Me and the famous Bronson gate Paramount Studio tours  Jo in front of Bronson gate Paramount Studio tours  ... and another Jo in front of Bronson gate
Paramount Studio tours  Paramount Theatre used in various television shows and movies Paramount Studio tours  The main foyer of Paramount Theatre, which was used as Jeff’s former law office in the S2 of "Community" Paramount Studio tours  The main foyer of Paramount Theatre Paramount Studio tours  The main foyer of Paramount Theatre
Paramount Studio tours  Jo on the bench from "Forrest Gump" Paramount Studio tours  ... and a closer view Paramount Studio tours  Production Park Paramount Studio tours  Production Park
Paramount Studio tours  Production Park Paramount Studio tours  Production Park - used in "Rizzoli and Isles" ep 'Money for Nothing', when Jane and Maura go for a run Paramount Studio tours  Sumner Redstone building Paramount Studio tours  Dressing rooms from the good old days, before trailers took over
Paramount Studio tours  Stage 1 Paramount Studio tours  "Rizzoli and Isles" trailers :) Paramount Studio tours  A building being moved on a forklift ... quite normal really ;) Paramount Studio tours  Stage 18 - "Sunset Blvd." and "The Graduate" were both filmed here
Paramount Studio tours  Foley department Paramount Studio tours  Rachel's bedroom set from "Glee" coming out of storage for S4 Paramount Studio tours  and a closer view of Rachel's stored bedroom set from "Glee" Paramount Studio tours  Alley used in a lot of "Rizzoli and Isles" episodes, with added dead bodies I assume ;)
Paramount Studio tours  Marathon Mill Wood Moulding & Manufacturing Paramount Studio tours  Marathon Mill Wood Moulding & Manufacturing, building new sets Paramount Studio tours  Paint and sign shop Paramount Studio tours  Stage 15 where NCIS: Los Angeles is filmed, the entryway you can just see over the buggy is used as the NCIS Office of Special Projects in the show
Paramount Studio tours  Brownstone Set Paramount Studio tours  Brownstone Set Paramount Studio tours  Lower East Side set looking towards Washington Square Paramount Studio tours  Lower East Side Set
Paramount Studio tours  Brooklyn Set Paramount Studio tours  Exterior of Lucy's Diner Paramount Studio tours  Inside Lucy's diner Paramount Studio tours  Inside the Lower/Upper East Side set
Paramount Studio tours  Looking towards the Brooklyn Set from inside the Lower East Side set Paramount Studio tours  Washington Square set and the Paramount water tower Paramount Studio tours  Washington Square set Paramount Studio tours  Jane Rizzoli's apartment from "Rizzoli and Isles"
Paramount Studio tours  Upper East Side Set Paramount Studio tours  Upper East Side Set ... demonstrating 2 doors used for a camera trick to make an actor appear bigger ... "cough  Tom Cruise  cough* Paramount Studio tours  Greenwich Village Set Paramount Studio tours  Greenwich Village Set
Paramount Studio tours  Upper East Side Set Paramount Studio tours  The anti-graffiti sign, with graffiti Paramount Studio tours  Greenwich Village Set Paramount Studio tours  Greenwich Village Set
Paramount Studio tours  Financial District Set with Greenwich Village Set on the right Paramount Studio tours  Greenwich Village Set on the right Paramount Studio tours  Upper East Side Set Paramount Studio tours  Inside the Lower/Upper East Side set, from the other corner
Paramount Studio tours  Brooklyn Set Paramount Studio tours  Jo in front of 'Boston Police Station' from "Rizzoli and Isles" Paramount Studio tours  Soho set Paramount Studio tours  Soho set
Paramount Studio tours  Soho set Paramount Studio tours  Soho set Paramount Studio tours  500 Maple Street Paramount Studio tours  500 Maple Street
Paramount Studio tours  Greenwich Village Set Paramount Studio tours  Soho and Greenwich Village Sets Paramount Studio tours  Soho set Paramount Studio tours  Soho set
Paramount Studio tours  Soho and Greenwich Village Sets Paramount Studio tours  Greenwich Village and Upper East Side Sets Paramount Studio tours  'Boston Police Station' from "Rizzoli and Isles" Paramount Studio tours  'Boston Police Station' from "Rizzoli and Isles"
Paramount Studio tours  'Boston Police Station' from "Rizzoli and Isles" Paramount Studio tours  'Boston Police Station' from "Rizzoli and Isles" Paramount Studio tours  Inside 'Ladies and Gentlemens Shoes' shop Paramount Studio tours  and further inside the shop
Paramount Studio tours  and further inside the shop Paramount Studio tours  Chicago Set Paramount Studio tours  Chicago Set Paramount Studio tours  Chicago Set
Paramount Studio tours  Lower East Side Set Paramount Studio tours  Stage 32, where the original "Star Trek" series was filmed Paramount Studio tours  Library from "Community" Paramount Studio tours  Library from "Community"
Paramount Studio tours  Borchert Hall from "Community" Paramount Studio tours  Outside of the "Dr Phil" studio ... Paramount Studio tours  Inside of the "Dr Phil" studio ... Paramount Studio tours  Inside of the "Dr Phil" studio ... where we had lunch :)
Paramount Studio tours  Gloria Swanson building Paramount Studio tours  View down Avenue A Paramount Studio tours  Stage 26, where "I love Lucy", "Cheers" and "Frasier" were all filmed Paramount Studio tours  Lot map
Paramount Studio tours  Shows filming/due to film while I was on the lot Paramount Studio tours  Ted Danson and Woody Harleson palm and foot prints, apparently done one drunken evening on the lot during the shooting of "Cheers" Paramount Studio tours  Lucy Park Paramount Studio tours  Chevalier building, used for daycare on the lot
Paramount Studio tours  Lucy Bungalow from Lucy Park Paramount Studio tours  Lucy Bungalow. Doorway to Desi Arnaz's dressing room which Lucy had cemented up when they divorced Paramount Studio tours  Lucy Bungalow Paramount Studio tours  Lucy Bungalow and Lucy Park
Paramount Studio tours  Lucille Ball Building Paramount Studio tours  Fleischer Brothers Building Paramount Studio tours  Stage 21, used for "The Lucy Show" and currently "Entourage" Paramount Studio tours  Stage 19, most famous films filmed here are "Citizen Kane" and "Ghost"
Paramount Studio tours  Views down Avenue C towards The Hollywood sign Paramount Studio tours  Closer view of The Hollywood sign from Avenue C Paramount Studio tours  Booth and buggy on 3rd Street Paramount Studio tours  Blue Sky, Blue Sky tank and Paramount Water Tower
Paramount Studio tours  Paramount Water Tower Paramount Studio tours  WB truck Paramount Studio tours  The Alley Paramount Studio tours  The Alley
Paramount Studio tours  The Alley Paramount Studio tours  The Alley Paramount Studio tours  The Alley Paramount Studio tours  The Alley
Paramount Studio tours  The Alley Paramount Studio tours  Assembly Stage Paramount Studio tours  'Boston Police Department' sign from "Rizzoli and Isles" in the Assembly Stage Paramount Studio tours  Kurt's bedroon from "Glee" being brought out of storage
Paramount Studio tours  Sets being brought out of storage Paramount Studio tours  Sets being brought out of storage Paramount Studio tours Paramount Studio tours  Inside The Achive
Paramount Studio tours  Inside The Achive Paramount Studio tours  Inside The Achive Paramount Studio tours  Prop from "Up in the Air" Paramount Studio tours
Paramount Studio tours  'Snake Eyes' from the "G.I. Joe" movie Paramount Studio tours Paramount Studio tours  Costumes worn by Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" Paramount Studio tours  Jacket worn by Jerry Lee Lewis
Paramount Studio tours  Jacket worn by Tom Cruise in "War of the Worlds" Paramount Studio tours  Jacket worn by Peter Graves in "Airplane" and dress worn by Queen Latifah in "Last Holiday" Paramount Studio tours  Props from "Mission Impossible" and "The Love Guru" Paramount Studio tours  Kim Jong Il and Spottiswoode puppets from "Team America"
Paramount Studio tours  Props from "Dreamgirls" Paramount Studio tours  Boots worn by Tom Cruise in "Days of Thunder" Paramount Studio tours  Panda prop from "Tropic Thunder" Paramount Studio tours  Trainers worn by Tom Hanks in "Forrest Gump"
Paramount Studio tours  Dress worn by Robin Wright in "Forrest Gump" Paramount Studio tours  Dress worn by Miranda Richardson in "Sleepy Hollow" Paramount Studio tours  Dress worn by Angnes Moorhead in "Who's Minding the Store" and dress worn by Miranda Richardson "Lemony Snicket" Paramount Studio tours  Costumes worn by Hailee Steinfeld and Matt Damon in "True Grit"
Paramount Studio tours  Costume from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Paramount Studio tours  Dress worn by Beyonce in "Dreamgirls" and Cate Blanchett in "Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Paramount Studio tours  Brad Pitt prosthetic from "Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Paramount Studio tours
Paramount Studio tours  Uniform from "The Dictator" Paramount Studio tours  Props and costumes from "Shutter Island" Paramount Studio tours  Costume from "Mission Impossible III" Paramount Studio tours  Costume worn by Whoopi Goldberg in "Ghost"
Paramount Studio tours  Props room Paramount Studio tours  Jewellery room Paramount Studio tours  Financial District Set Paramount Studio tours  Financial District Set
Paramount Studio tours  Financial District Set Paramount Studio tours  Financial District Set Paramount Studio tours  Financial District Set Paramount Studio tours  Financial District Set
Paramount Studio tours  Stage 26 where, amongst others, Mork & Mindy and Godfather were filmed Paramount Studio tours  used as 'Breadsticks' in "Glee" Paramount Studio tours  adverts on the wall outside Paramount Paramount Studio tours  adverts on the wall outside Paramount
Katy Perry advert  beside Paramount Studios Katy Perry advert  ... with the Paramount Water Tower at the back Pink's Hot Dogs  After it was featured in "The Muppets" I had to visit Pinks ... Pink's Hot Dogs  ... for a Pink's chilli hot dog. Does that look rude? I think it looksa bit rude! ;)
Jim Henson studios  I couldn't come to LA and not pass the Jim Henson studios ... one day they'll let me in! ;) Jim Henson studios  Kermit as the 'Little Tramp' Jim Henson studios  Used as the Muppet studios in "The Muppets" Jim Henson studios
Jim Henson studios Batman advert  made up like it's smashed through, very cool advert! Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  As recently presented to The Muppets ... yay! :) Chinese Theatre  main entrance
Chinese Theatre  ... man having his head eaten by a lion! Chinese Theatre  Ali McGraw square in 'Forecourt of the Stars' outside the chinese theatre Chinese Theatre  heading into the theatre for the tour Chinese Theatre  decorative light
Chinese Theatre  Lana Turner costume from "The Great Garrick" Chinese Theatre  Julie Andews costume from "Star" Chinese Theatre  dressed figure which changes regularly Chinese Theatre  at the side of the theatre
Chinese Theatre  Dressing room area, previously used for stars to get ready for red carpets ... now they arrive 'done' :) Chinese Theatre  costumes in the foyer Chinese Theatre  Inside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Chinese Theatre  Pillars at the side of the cinema
Chinese Theatre  Gorgeous decoration in the cinema Chinese Theatre  highly decorative ceiling Chinese Theatre  Looking towards the back of the cinema Chinese Theatre  pillars and lights in the theatre
Chinese Theatre  me in the cinema with the screen behind me Chinese Theatre  ... and nearer the back Vine Theater  Also used in "The Muppets", during the 'Man or Muppet' segment :) Los Angeles College  as used as Greendale College in "Community"
Dinner  Orange chicken and mountain dew. Could there be a healthier dinner? ;p