24th August 2016: Los Angeles

Today was a trip to Paramount and then off to Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Historic Hotel  The Hollywood Melrose Hotel, also known as the Monte Cristo Island Apartments, is a historic building on Melrose Boulevard in Hollywood. Designed by S. Charles Lee, the structure was built in 1927.  In April 2010, the hotel was reopened as the newly restored Hollywood Historic Hotel. Hollywood Historic Hotel Paramount Studios  On our way to check in for the tour Paramount Studios  Melrose Gate entrance
Paramount Studio tour  Including outfits from "Zoolander" and "Selma" Paramount Studio tour  Brad Pitt mask from "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Paramount Studio tour  Props from "Star Trek" Paramount Studio tour  Various Paramount Oscars
Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Transformers" Paramount Studio tour  Current shooting information Paramount Studio tour  from "Terminator" Paramount Studio tour
Paramount Studio tour Paramount Studio tour Paramount Studio tour Paramount Studio tour  Catering for "Brooklyn 911" which is filming today at the studio's backlot set, "New York Street" - unfortunatley this meant the backlot was closed to the public :(
Paramount Studio tour  with Paramount water tower Paramount Studio tour  Paramount Studios store Paramount Studio tour  Prop from GI Joe: Retaliation Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "The Spongebob Movie" Paramount Studio tour  Prop room Paramount Studio tour Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension"
Paramount Studio tour  Prop room Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Transformers" - Optimus Prime Western Star Semi Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Transformers" - Optimus Prime Western Star Semi Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "The Goods"
Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Team America: World Police" Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Interstellar" Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "The Ruins"
Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Star Trek Beyond" - USS Enterprise Turbolift Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Dreamgirls" Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Dreamgirls"
Paramount Studio tour  Prop room Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Grease Live!" Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"
Paramount Studio tour  Prop from "Transformers" - Bumblebee Paramount Studio tour  Prop room Paramount Studio tour  Palm trees on the lot Paramount Studio tour  Looking towards the Hollywood sign
Paramount Studio tour  Hart building Paramount Studio tour  "Grace and Franklin" stages Paramount Studio tour  Plants all ready for when a set requires them Paramount Studio tour  Gower Theater and stage 21
Paramount Studio tour  Studio lot map Paramount Studio tour  Current production list, though Rizzoli and Isles had just finished production of their final season :( Paramount Studio tour  Views down Avenue A Paramount Studio tour  North Gower gate and Stage 29
Paramount Studio tour  Studio bike Paramount Studio tour  Lucy Park Paramount Studio tour  Lucy Park and Lucy offices Paramount Studio tour  Jesse Lasky Building
Paramount Studio tour  "Dr Phil" studio Paramount Studio tour  Stages 25 and 26 Paramount Studio tour  Gower Mill Paramount Studio tour  Paramount water tower and water tank
Paramount Studio tour  Paramount water tower Paramount Studio tour  Stages 15 and 16 Paramount Studio tour  Stage 18, home of "School of Rock" Paramount Studio tour  Paramount offices
Paramount Studio tour  Marathon Mill Wood Moulding and Manufacturing Paramount Studio tour  The Alley Paramount Studio tour  The Alley Paramount Studio tour  The Alley
Paramount Studio tour  The Alley Paramount Studio tour  The Alley Paramount Studio tour  The Alley Paramount Studio tour  Stage 4 and 2
Paramount Studio tour  Stage 2 Paramount Studio tour  Stage 2 list of productions, including "Rizzoli & Isles" Paramount Studio tour  Interior of stage 1 Paramount Studio tour  Stage 1 list of productions, including "Rizzoli & Isles"
Paramount Studio tour  Stage 1 Paramount Studio tour  Bronson Gate, once the main entrance to Paramount Pictures' studios Paramount Studio tour  Bronson Gate Paramount Studio tour  Jo at Bronson Gate and fountain
Paramount Studio tour  Bronson Gate and fountain Paramount Studio tour  me at Bronson Gate and fountain Paramount Studio tour  Bronson Gate and fountain with a tour cart Paramount Studio tour  Paramount Theatre
Paramount Studio tour  Paramount Theatre Paramount Studio tour  Paramount Theatre Paramount Studio tour  Forrest Gump bench Raleigh Studios
Raleigh Studios Raleigh Studios Raleigh Studios Raleigh Studios
Paramount Studios  Van Ness gate Lovely summer flowers  Lovely summer colours N Van Ness Ave Hollywood Metropolitan Lofts  and large "Little Prince" advert
Sunset Boulevard KTLA 5 TV Studios Sunset Gower Studios  Hollywood's largest independent studio with twelve soundstages Sunset Boulevard
Pantages Theatre Pantages Theatre Pantages Theatre  "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" with Darren Criss advert The Kress  S. H. Kress & Co. was part of a group of retail department stores which operated from 1896 to 1981.  The Kress chain was known for the architecture of its buildings - "Samuel H. Kress envisioned his stores as works of public art that would contribute to the cityscape."
World of Wonder Productions World of Wonder Productions Escape Hollywood Hotel Angela Lansbury star (Motion Pictures)  on Hollywood Boulevard
Angela Lansbury star (Motion Pictures)  on Hollywood Boulevard Pig ‘N Whistle  First opened in 1927 at a cost of $225,000 and featured "carved oak rafters, imported tiles, artistically wrought grilles and balcony and great panelled frescoe paintings from Don Quixote."  It was frequented by such celebrities as Spencer Tracy, Shirley Temple and Howard Hughes. Pig ‘N Whistle Museum of Broken Relationships  Seems cheery! ;)
Museum of Broken Relationships Amy Poehler star  on Hollywood Boulevard Amy Poehler star  on Hollywood Boulevard Tour bus  with another "The Little Prince" advert
El Capitan Theater Jimmy Kimmel live Kodak Theatre Chinese Theater
Guitar Center Laugh Factory Chateau Marmont Carneys
Sunset Tower The Comedy Store Mels Drive In Tower Records  Now Gibson Guitars but repainted as Tower Records in 2015 to promote Colin Hanks' documentary, "All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records"
Supergirl  Season 2 billboard Tiger mural Troubadour Troubadour
Beverley Hills Beverly Hills City Hall Beverly Hills City Hall Beverly Gardens Park  "Drummer" scupture by Barry Flanagan
Beverly Gardens Park  "Endless V" sculpture by Jaume Plensa The Paley Center for Media Wilshire Boulevard  "The Unconscious" sculpture by Franz West (owned by Beverly Wilshire) Paula Kent Meehan Historic Building
Beverly Hills Police Station Stinking Rose  a garlic restaurant Larry Flynt Productions building Larry Flynt Productions building  "John Wayne" sculpture by Harry Jackson
Saban Theatre  formerly known as the Fox Wilshire Theater Saban Theatre 6500 Wilshire Boulevard The Nikon Building
6100 Wilshire Boulevard Petersen Automotive Museum CBS Television City DOM Gallery  art gallery
New York Speed  Clothes shop Hollywood and Vine Dinner  is served! Todays t-shirt  which was commented on by lots of people ... my most admired shirt of the holiday!