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"The Science Behind Pixar" at California Science Center

"The Science Behind Pixar" at California Science Center


Mya Stark

Each section of the 12,000 square-foot exhibition puts visitors in command of one of the interlocking aspects of animated filmmaking that brings Pixar’s worlds so vividly to life. You can tweak lighting, shapes, the joints of animated bodies, the factors that influence the growth of virtual vegetation, and the many textures and surface skins that can be applied to animate and inanimate digital objects. Kids will be thrilled at this magical power, and will be completely absorbed in experimenting to see how real animators achieve different results.

Christine McConnell's 2017 Peculiar Calendar, May

The Peculiar World of Christine McConnell


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Christine McConnell - artist, seamstress, photographer, baker, pin-up girl, and Instagram phenomenon - has turned her vintage goth sensibilities into an enviable career. Lately, that has manifested into a fantastic collaboration with the new Tim Burton film, "Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children."

Cinespia at Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Elina Shatkin

Hollywood Forever's charms are somewhat hidden. Drive by and you might barely notice it, unless you're trying to make your way past the line of cars snaking out onto Santa Monica Boulevard some Saturday night. (More on that later.) Tucked off of a busy stretch a few blocks east of Vine Street, it's easily accessible by bus. Visitors can tour the grounds for free from Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Molly Ringwald and her jazz group

Discover Molly Ringwald's Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

Now, she’s touring with her band, doing up to 60 concerts per year in seven countries. On Friday, September 2, Ringwald will be performing at the legendary Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. On the occasion of her first-ever performance at the historic music venue, Ringwald opens up about her favorite hometown haunts and shares a few songs she'll be covering at the Whisky!

The Galleria at Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Go On Location: Famous Scenes Filmed at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles


Lindsay Blake

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is flanked by West 5th Street to the north, South Olive Street to the east, South Grand Avenue to the west and the PacMutual complex to the south. The majestic arched entrance located on the Olive Street side, which initially served as the hotel’s main entry, boasts Renaissance Revival design elements, towering columns, ornate relief carvings, and tall glass doors with wrought iron detailing. Just outside these doors, Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) learns that his new girlfriend, Madison (Daryl Hannah) is a mermaid when mad scientist Walter Kornbluth (Eugene Levy) dramatically sprays her with water in the 1984 comedy Splash. 1984 proved to be a very popular time for the Olive Street entrance. That same year, Hanks shot another scene for a different film in the exact same spot. It’s there that his character, the newly-engaged Rick Gassko, valet-parks his school bus at the beginning of the raunchfest Bachelor Party. And in Beverly Hills Cop, which also premiered in 1984, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) humorously orders room service delivered to Det. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Sgt. Taggart (John Ashton), who are parked directly across the street from the Olive Street entrance, in front of Pershing Square.