Hollywood

Forest Lawn Glendale

{Hollywood} Forest Lawn Glendale: The Great Mausoleum and The Church of the Recessional

      Continuing on in Forest Lawn Glendale… Before we venture over to the Great Mausoleum, we have one important pitstop: The Church of the Recessional, where both Clark...

Forest Lawn Glendale

{Hollywood} Forest Lawn Glendale: The Lawn and Freedom Mausoleum

Forest Lawn Glendale is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! I have heard this before, of course, but this is one of those times where words don’t do it justice. Founded in 1906,...

Frank Capra Sony Pictures

{Hollywood} Sony Pictures (formerly MGM)

 I approached this tour rather apprehensively. Metro Goldwyn Mayer is, sadly, no more. The largest studio, the most prestigious studio, the studio that had “more stars than there are in...

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{Hollywood} Forest Lawn: Hollywood Hills

Our trip to Forest Lawn: Hollywood Hills was a quick one. Founded in 1906, it is younger and smaller than its big Glendale cousin (blog on Glendale this week!) but is...

Clark Gable Grauman's Chinese Theater

{Hollywood} Hollywood Boulevard

The infamous Hollywood Boulevard is about what you would expect: a mix of the old and the new, with buildings like Grauman’s Chinese and the El Capitan Theater sharing sidewalk space...

Roosevelt Hotel

{Hollywood} The Roosevelt Hotel

  Opened in 1927 and situated diagonally from Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, the Roosevelt Hotel is a well-known Hollywood landmark. It was named for Theodore Roosevelt and was...

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{Hollywood} Home to Encino

As I learned after zig-zagging around the (often treacherous) Hollywood hills, most stars of today and yesterday aren’t that different when it comes to where they lay their head. Some...

Carole Lombard and William Powell's house on Iris Circle

{Hollywood} Carole Lombard Lived Here

Tracing the footsteps of the beloved third Mrs. Gable… This house on Iris Circle, built in 1926 in the then-trendy Whitley Heights area of Los Angeles, was owned by Carole and...

Holy Cross Cemetery

{Hollywood} Holy Cross Cemetery

Holy Cross is a scenic Roman Catholic cemetery in Culver City that opened in 1939. It is said that if a star is Catholic, they’re buried here. Here in this scenic...

Beverly Hills

{Hollywood} The Former Homes of…

Instead of hopping on a tour bus to be driven around, snapping photos and hoping to catch today’s stars in their bathrobes watering their front lawns, we were on a...