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Hollywood: The Movie Lover's Guide: The Ultimate Insider Tour of Movie L.A.by Richard Alleman
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The classic guide to who-did-what-where in Los Angeles, on- and off-screen, including:
Film & TV locations: the Hollywood Hills house where Barbara Stanwyck seduced Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity...the funky apartment building where William Holden lived in Sunset Boulevard...the exotic Frank Lloyd Wright mansion that's housed everyone from Harrison Ford in Blade Runner to David Boreanaz on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer....the landmark Art Deco former department store that has doubled for a glamorous hotel in Topper (1936) and an elegant nightclub in The Aviator (2004)... the Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street houses... the Seinfeld and Alias apartment buildings... the Six Feet Under funeral home...The Brady Bunch and Happy Days houses...the Charlie's Angels office...the real Melrose Place...and many more
VIP tours: from legendary studios like Warner Bros., MGM (now Sony Pictures), and Universal to movie-star homes like Barbra Streisand's former Malibu compound…
Crime scenes and scandal spots: the driveway where Sal Mineo was murdered, the Nicole Brown Simpson condo, the Sharon Tate estate, Marilyn Monroe's last address, the Beverly Hills Mansion where Bugsy Siegal was rubbed out…the Hollywood hotel where Janice Joplin O.D.d…
Plus: Remarkable new museums...Superstar cemeteries...Historic hotels...Hip clubs and restaurants....Fabulous restored movie palaces… Spectacular movie star mansions and château apartments…
Taking movie lovers behind the gates of the exclusive, often hidden world of Tinsel Town, Hollywood: The Movie Lover's Guide is the ultimate insider's guide to L.A.'s reel attractions.
Noted travel writer Richard Alleman wrote the definitive guide to Hollywood back in 1985. Twenty years later, online booksellers are getting as much as $100 for used copies of his out-of-print classic. Now Alleman has revised The Movie Lover's Guide to Hollywood in a handsome new edition—totally updated and packed with 33 percent brand-new material.
Taking them behind the gates of the exclusive, often hidden world of Hollywood, Alleman invites movie lovers to travel in the company of Tinseltown's elite—from Lana Turner and Humphrey Bogart to Sofia Coppola and Leonardo DiCaprio. Film fans experience the mood of Old Hollywood, and see where Barbara Stanwyck seduced Fred MacMurray in the film noir classic Double Indemnity, or imagine the future as they glimpse the real buildings used by director Ridley Scott for Blade Runner. This travel guide to movie L.A. provides a starry-eyed look at over 300 attractions, from the glory days of motion pictures to today's hottest New Hollywood scenes. From the überhip Chateau Marmont to the former Malibu compound of Barbra Streisand, this gossipy guide includes insider looks at:
* Historic studios
* Movie-star homes and hotels
* The best nightclubs and restaurants for star spotting
* Classic and contemporary locations
* Burial sites of Hollywood's dearly departed
* Scandal spots
* And much, much more
The ultimate insider's handbook, Hollywood: The Movie Lover's Guide will have you calling "your people" and "your people's people" to book your trip to this celebrity mecca.
About the Author
RICHARD ALLEMAN, a longtime contributing editor at Travel + Leisure magazine, is a former travel editor of Vogue, where he is still a frequent contributor on travel and entertainment. Currently living in New York City, he has carried on a love affair with Los Angeles, where he lived for several years as an actor and writer.
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