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Old 06-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Location: So Ca
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Originally Posted by CaliforniaGal View Post
I went up there years ago when Tom Cruises daughter Suri was born. We were in front of Cruises home.
We went on that celebrity homes tour a few years ago with some out of state friends, and the Cruise home was shown. Funny how some people really get into those tours.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:00 PM
Location: Henderson, NV
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When I lived in Los Angeles I think I only went to the tourist part of Hollywood a few times in my 4.5 years, usually to some club or whatnot. I had a friend who had a house up in the Hollywood Hills and we'd all go out sometimes. I went to film school across from the ArcLight on Sunset and I would go to the DGA for business and screenings also on Sunset, but that Hollywood & Highland area basically almost never.

The times I've been back to Los Angeles, not as a tourist, I've went to the area a bunch more, once with my GF when we went down there because she hadn't seen it all, also stayed near there the last time I was in town because I made it a business / Star Wars trip, so I saw The Last Jedi in El Capitan, The Chinese IMAX, and The Chinese 4DX or whatever it was called, and I had also seen both Rogue One and The Force Awakens at The Chinese. The whole time living in Los Angeles I had only seen one movie at the Chinese before -- Zombieland. I had the flagship Regal next to me in Downtown LA so I had no reason ever to leave my area for movies lol.

I rather hated driving anywhere near the tourist part of Hollywood because it's just a nightmare most of the time. Plus it's funny because the image that out-of-towners have of Hollywood is "glitz and glamour" but you won't find a more ghetto looking, cheesy, trashy area of most cities anywhere. The actual attractions are nice, but everywhere around there is just total trash from a bunch of sex shops and sketchy looking adult stores to streets littered all of the time to very poor looking housing and apartments just a few blocks off the area. It's kind of embarrassing. Looks nothing like Rodeo Drive or actually nice parts of Los Angeles.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:07 PM
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I only really go to Hollywood proper if there if is a concert, to check out Amoeba, or maybe hang out at a bar/hole in the wall restaurant a little off the beaten path if I'm the general area and know that there is decent parking.

There is zero tourist appeal in my eyes and Hollywood/Highland is an absolute mess with congestion and odd characters. A good part of Hollywood is dirty with a lot of homeless and wannabe types lurking around. Even though the area has generally improved compared to 15-20 years ago, if I was trying to show off Los Angeles, I'd avoid this area altogether. It's like people didn't do any research beforehand and got sucked into this magnet without realizing that there are plenty of gem locations outside of Hollywood.

Going somewhere like Griffith Park and the Getty for beautiful views and mountain scenery is much better.
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