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The Real Hollywood

Hooker Motel, from Dexter.

After being starstruck by the Hollywood Sign and the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, we were taken on a mile-long tour on Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street where we saw what “ground zero” of what Hollywood truly is. We were exposed to many iconic buildings, cool vibes and even breathed in the air that some of the most creative people ... Read More »

Houdini Lives

Autographed Houdini picture from 1919 Image: Mitchell Gaddis

The Hollywood Heritage Museum  hosts many historic items, according to the museums website.  Along with film artifacts there are three glass cases filled with possessions and paraphernalia of the magician Harry Houdini.     Read More »

Hollywood History Revealed

A bright view off Sunset during day one of Location: L.A.

Instead of spending the whole day watching Netflix this Sunday,  I went on a tour given by Philip Mershon (of FelixInHollywoodTours.com) with the Columbia College SiLA-JO class. The sun showed no mercy despite it being October, but we trekked on to learn about iconic film, TV, and music moments that took place along a half-mile strip at Sunset and Vine.  It was quite ... Read More »

History at the Hollywood Heritage Museum

Valentino Collection

Located at 2100 N. Highland Ave. in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Heritage Museum takes visitors back to the glamour of old Hollywood with exhibitions including Highlights of The Valentino Collection and the chariot wheel from “The Ten Commandments.”  The museum also has a rich book shop. Read More »