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.
Planning on hitting the gym or a hiking trail to fulfill your New Year’s resolution? You may run into a famous face if you get in your workout at one of L.A.’s many celebrity-loved fitness spots. If you're hoping to glimpse a star while working on dropping a few pounds or gaining some muscle, check out these Los Angeles locations.
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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.
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Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning Top Chef returns to Los Angeles to spotlight the city’s acclaimed dining scene and take a road trip to culinary destinations throughout California.
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.