Hollywood Walk of Fame viewed from above

The Guide to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

12/02/2015

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There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
  • Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory

Go On Location: The Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day in L.A.

11/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles is world-famous for its year-round sunny weather. For those days when L.A. gets some much-needed rain, Angelenos and visitors alike will surely be looking for ways to keep dry. Catching a movie is one good approach to beating the rain. The following ten filming locations can also provide respite on a rainy day.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Celebrity Sightseeing: Cemetery Edition

10/26/2015

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Looking for a guaranteed way to spot a celebrity in Los Angeles? Look no further than a visit to one of L.A.’s unique cemeteries. Take a walk on the dark side and explore the fascinating cemeteries where generations of famous stars have been laid to rest.

Doc Brown's van from "Back to the Future"

Go Back to the Future in L.A. With These Film Locations

10/19/2015

Oshin Aivazian

When you're in Los Angeles, you don't have to go far to go Back to the Future. You can time travel back to "Hill Valley" in 1985 and 1955, just by exploring some of L.A.'s neighborhoods. Read on and discover film locations from the iconic 1980s movie that can be found in or around Los Angeles.

Bronson Gate at Paramount Pictures

Go On Location: Film Noir Locations in Los Angeles

09/25/2015

Lindsay Blake

Now listen here, dames and gents! The landscape of Los Angeles has been captured in countless film noirs over the years. Though many of the shadowy alleyways, smoke-filled buildings and dark corners featured in them no longer stand, there are a few locales that remain intact. You’d better read on for a list of ten L.A. film noir locations - if you know what’s good for you.

Mariachi Plaza

Taking In the Culture of East Los Angeles

09/18/2015

Javier Guillen

One of L.A.’s oldest neighborhoods, East Los Angeles has a lineage of culture that can be found in its shops, businesses, and community. No stranger to change, East L.A. has been the subject of recent transition. While community members have pushed to improve quality of life, they also stand on the front line protecting the neighborhood’s vibrant history and traditions. Quietly sporting some of the best restaurants (by far the best tacos), unique stores, budding businesses, and landmark locations, East L.A. is fundamental to the heritage of Los Angeles.

Olvera Street vendors

The Guide to Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles

09/17/2015

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Olvera Street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles, located in the oldest district of the city as part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. The colorful Mexican marketplace opened on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930 following a preservation campaign that was spearheaded by Christine Sterling. Several of L.A.’s most historic buildings are located at Olvera Street, along with dozens of craft shops, restaurants and other businesses. Nearly two million annual visitors stroll the tree-shaded, brick-lined block. Read on and discover historic Olvera Street in Downtown L.A.

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