Most Popular Studio Tours in Hollywood and Los Angeles

Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills often gets asked if we do studio tours of Hollywood and Los Angeles.  Yes, and no.  We never have access past the gates of these legendary movie and television creative machines.  We do have a tour called “Whirlwind LA, plus Studios.”  This tour gives guests a wonderful city perspective of Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and puts an extra emphasis on the history of the famous star machines in the birth of the Hollywood movie industry.  This includes the independent studios where Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd and Douglas Fairbanks kicked off their careers. With television threatening the movie industry in the 50’s, we also include famous studios like Desilu, with 

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Celebrity Sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

It’s Los Angeles after all, so we get asked all the time where are the best celebrity sighting locations in Hollywood and Beverly Hills?!  Our solid answer is EVERYWHERE. Just about everyday during our celebrity homes tours of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, our guides are able to point out celebrities driving, walking the dog, and collecting their mail…just like everyone else.  As always, we never publish these sightings for anyone at or near their homes. However, we’re happy to discuss any celebrity that’s in a public place (other than a hotel we work with which thrives on privacy), that can include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, house parties, dry cleaners, etc. Is it an invasion of privacy?   Good 

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Car Show in Beverly Hills

If you’re reading this now, you may have just missed the Concours d’Elegance car show in Beverly Hills at Greystone Mansion this past Sunday.  It’s not too late to prepare for the granddaddy of all car shows in Beverly Hills, as Rodeo Drive completely closes down on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 for a Father’s Day special event not to be missed. Concours d’Elegance Beverly Hills is a free event, and has something for the entire family (of car lovers).  When one hears of ANYTHING free in Beverly Hills…jump on it.  Each year, Concours will have a theme that will provide the ultimate in cars and motorcycles in their selected categories.  Who knows, one may even see Jay Leno showing off 

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Summer Things to do in Los Angeles

There are countless summer things to do in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.  It’s only April 23rd, and it actually feels like summer at a cozy 84 degrees.  Come July, August and September, look for spikes in heat up to 100F or 38C.  Keep this in mind when planning out your days.  If it helps, it’s usually a dry desert heat, as opposed to a humid sticky kind of hot. Here’s a handful of ideas, both inside and outside for summer things to do in Los Angeles: Take a Hike:  Yes, this can be done in summer.  It’s actually a very popular time to take in the outdoors.  Just bring plenty of water, and sunscreen…and keep you eyes 

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Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney

The historic Tam O’Shanter Restaurant and Walt Disney go hand-in-hand.  After all, this legendary restaurant in the Atwater Village section of Los Angeles wasn’t too terribly far from the old original Disney Studio on Hyperion Avenue.  The Tam was where Walt and his talented team of animators, and eventually his Imagineers, could conduct business and enjoy the awesomeness that is Tam O’Shanter.  In fact, when pulling up to Tam, you can actually see an incredible resemblance to the cottage in the classic Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Recently, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills, had the pleasure of a private tour by the General Manager, John and a Disney expert.  What a treat.  They even shared stories of this wonderful 

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Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A.

Things to Do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A. Angelenos don’t need an excuse to party. Proof, just look at most bars on a Friday, Saturday, and of course, Sunday Funday. We’re still no Boston, or New York, but there are still plenty of great things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in L.A.   Here’s a few for this coming Friday, March 17, 2017: Farmer’s Market Los Angeles Visit the Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles for an all day festive green party. There will be activities for the children and live music throughout the day, including Irish folk bands and a strolling bagpiper. Stick around for Stuart Marks and the Paddy O’Dors Band, which will hit the West Patio 

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Los Angeles Marathon 2017

Los Angeles Marathon 2017 It’s that time of year again, when we get to show off our amazing March weather, and city to the world.  The Los Angeles Marathon 2017 is just around the corner. This year, the Los Angeles Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 19th. Online registration closes on March 15th, so it’s not too late to join over 25,000 other athletes, from all 50 states and over 60 different countries, in reaching your personal goals. The stadium to the sea course starts at Dodgers Stadium with 4 different start times: 630AM –Wheelchairs 632AM –Handcycles 645AM –Elite Women 655AM – Elite Men and Full Field The course showcases the best of Los Angeles with runners hitting Downtown LA 

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Walk of Fame Celebrity Sightings

Walk of Fame celebrity sightings are a guarantee to see the biggest names in film, television, radio, theater and music, as stars and behind-the-scenes legends are honored with a star on Hollywood Blvd and a small section of Vine. Glitterati Tours conducts our celebrity homes tours on a daily basis.  More times than not, guests get a celebrity sighting as we make our way through the multi-million dollar homes in Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills.  Three of these communities make up the coveted “Platinum Triangle” of Los Angeles. In just three days, look for the star-studded ceremony for actor John Goodman.  John will be the 2603rd star on the Walk of Fame.  His ceremony will 

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Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre

Visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre When in Los Angeles, especially with children, visit the Hollywood El Capitan Theatre. This venue debuted in 1926 and is now Walt Disney Studio’s premiere cinema. State of the art technology makes this an incredible movie experience, with digital projectors, and a Dolby sound system with over 100 speakers. Check the calendar for special events. Often, The El Capitan Experience prior to their screenings can include special props and costumes, as well as incredible live performances with their film characters singing and dancing. In fact, two of our Glitterati Tours team have done numerous shows here over the years, and entertained countless visitors. Upcoming events and shows if you visit the Hollywood El Capitan 

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Upcoming Ceremonies

We often say celebrity sightings in Hollywood and Beverly Hills can be very hit and miss.  Some may see a dozen A-listers within 5 hours of being in our city, while others could be here a week and not see a single celeb.  A guaranteed celebrity sighting is always at the Hollywood Walk of Fame upcoming ceremonies.  Not only do you get the recipient of this honor, but you also get the many movie and TV stars showing up to honor the Walk of Fame recipient. Here’s a HUGE upcoming ceremony: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Producer/ Directer Brett Ratner will receive the 2,599th star on the Walk of Fame, at 1130AM in the Motion Pictures category at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard 

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