Pretty Woman! At the end when he climbs up and brings her flowers!Tuesday June 18, 2019
A few more hand prints curing inside.
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And a few more details before exiting the theater. I liked the work on the inside doors leading into the theater too.
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You can see the concession stand through the entry way door window. Our guide told us that when the theater was first built and in its hey day the theater seats actually started where the concession stand is.
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And once outside the guide pointed out a few notable hand prints, like Marilyn Monroe's with the "diamond" and the first set that was done. Then the tour was done. It was an informative 30 minutes and maybe a little high priced at $18 each but we both wanted to see the inside of the theater so it was worth it to us. Also at the end the guide gave us a map of the courtyard that listed all the stars prints locations so I sought out one more. One of my favorite stars from my favorite musical.....Gene Kelly!
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By now the courtyard and Hollywood Blvd was packed full of people and protesters (some Chinese government protest group I guess, I didn't really pay attention) and it was just a little after 10 am. So we were glad we had been able to enjoy the area with very few people. Our next tour was a celebrity home tour at 10:30 am. We actually weren't super interested in seeing the homes, but we wanted to see more of the general area of Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, some tv-movie locations, and such without driving around and the tour would give us more of a context of what we were seeing and some background. We are kind of nerds and like to learn, even on vacation. Also the tour was only 2 hours which was a perfect amount of time for us. I had taken a more personalized tour a few years ago when I went with my sister and niece but Brad hadn't seen any of this before and I didn't mind seeing it again and I did see stuff on the tour I hadn't seen before either. The tour meeting location was at a little kiosk in the courtyard of the Chinese theater, perfect and easy to find, so we just found a bench after checking in and waited to be escorted to our mini-bus.
While waiting I entertained myself with people watching and a few random pictures.
The Roosevelt Hotel, built in 1927 and featured in some movies and a bunch of celebs had stayed there.
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A close of of the theater roof.
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It was tour time and we were escorted to our mini-bus, which was small about 13-15 people on the tour and it was open air. I knew it was going to be open air so I work long sleeves (I should have brought my stocking hat too) and it did get a little chilly. Even Brad wished he had a long sleeved shirt on by the end of the tour. Oh, the tour was through Starline, and it was a very good tour. We learned a lot and saw a lot. Although looking at some pictures now I'm like what?
And we were on our way and we cruised down Hollywood Blvd
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This was where the Egyptian theater was/had been.
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We then turned off Hollywood Blvd and saw one of our first movie location spots. The guide told us that it is a hotel but didn't recommend staying there, it is a little shady I guess. But it was featured in a very famous movie. Let's see if anyone can correctly guess which movie and for a bonus point which scene?
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