Star Wars Premiere in Hollywood

The office for Glitterati Tours is a short walk to Hollywood Boulevard.  Helicopters have been flying over for days now watching the action for the huge Star Wars premiere this evening.  A few of us took a stroll down the boulevard to check out the set up.  Every 20 feet there are metal detectors screening visitors and attendees.                   This same stretch is used for the Academy Awards every year, and the street preparation for this Star Wars premiere exceeds the Oscars by a long shot. Privacy tarps are everywhere, and a white tent stretches 4 city blocks.     Red carpets stretch along Hollywood Boulevard and spider their way into Grauman’s 

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Ted Casablanca Art Gallery in Palm Springs

A good friend of Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles, Ted Casablanca, has opened up a hot new gallery in Palm Springs.  If his name sounds familiar, Ted was a columnist and online correspondent with a segment on E! Entertainment called the “Awful Truth” which ran for 16 years.   The Ted Casablanca Art Gallery is located on the main road through Palm Springs called Palm Canyon Drive. Ted Casablanca artists include:  Andrea Joyce Heimer, Bob Joyce, Bret Philpot, Chace Langford, Gilles Compain, Jim Cox, Johnny Nicoloro, Lew Harris, Madalina Garza, Nancy Fechtel, Roger Groth, Zanne Hochberg and Jimmy McGill. View Ted’s gallery on YouTube here. The Ted Casablanca Art Gallery is located at: 388 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 

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Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade in Pasadena, California

Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills welcome the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Stanford Cardinals on January 1st, 2016.  With the popular Rose Parade in the morning attracting about 1 million curbside viewers and the Rose Bowl Stadium capacity of approximately 92,000, Pasadena will certainly be jammed packed with visitors.  Some guests stay about 35 minutes west in areas like Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It’s a short scenic trip, as the Santa Monica Mountain Range nestles up to the stunning San Gabriel Mountain Range bordering Pasadena. Planning your visit?  Check out Glitterati Tours “LA Info” tab on things to do, restaurants, and hotels. From The Tournament of Roses Official Website: 2016 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Ken Burns 

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2016 List of Celebrity Ceremonies for Walk of Fame

With over 2500 stars lining Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, The Walk of Fame is one of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles.  Approximately 30 additional stars are added to the walk each year.  If you happen to be in Hollywood during one of these ceremonies, it’s a guaranteed celebrity spotting.  Plus, many other high-profile famous names usually attend the ceremony of their friends.  In fact, 4 days from now on December 8th, 2015, Rob Lowe will receive his star, becoming the 2567th star on the walk.  His ceremony will take place in front of the legendary Musso & Frank Grill.  Guest speakers include Gwyneth Paltrow and Fred Savage. The list of additions for 2016 have been announced. From 

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101 Best L.A. Restaurants from Jonathan Gold at LA Times

We Angelenos love this time of year.  Not just because the weather changes, but between holiday meals, we indulge at the best L.A. restaurants to escape leftovers.  L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold has one again compiled an eclectic list of the best L.A. Restaurants.  Nice to see some of our local favorites like Mozzaplex, Connie and Ted’s, AOC, Jar, Jitlada, Spago, Jon & Vinny’s, Animal, Plan Check, and of course, Musso & Frank Grill, made the cut. From LA Times 101 Best Restaurants: Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best L.A. Restaurants Your next great meal in Southern California is as likely to come from that tiny storefront next to the 7-Eleven as it is from a Beverly Hills gastronomic palace. Los Angeles, 

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Broadway L.A. Holiday Schedule for Pantages Theatre

If you’re coming to Los Angeles over the holidays, make sure to order your tickets in advance for our legendary Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Here’s some upcoming shows for December 2015, and January 2016 at The Pantages Theatre: RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour December 1 – December 6, 2015 The international Irish dance phenomenon returns by popular demand with RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour 2 Hours (Including Intermission) IF/THEN December 8, 2015 – January 3, 2016 Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Wicked, Frozen) returns to her acclaimed performance in the National Tour of IF/THEN, alongside her Broadway costars James Snyder (Cry-Baby), Anthony Rapp (RENT) & Tony Award winner La Chanze. 2 Hours and 35 Minutes (Including 

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Los Angeles El Nino Arriving by January

Rain.  We rarely see it in Los Angeles.  L.A. averages about 14 inches per year.  There’s been quite a bit of talk recently about the Los Angeles El Nino due to bring potential downpours beginning just prior to January.  We certainly need it, for our reservoirs are depleted and our hills are brown with our years’ long drought. This shouldn’t stop Angelenos and tourists from enjoying our fantastic city.  In fact, Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles actually gets busier during a rainy day, for most guests would rather be in a warm car rather than outdoors at a soaking wet amusement park.  Visitors can also enjoy our many galleries and museums, great restaurants, The Griffith Park Observatory (views probably won’t 

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Rates for Sightseeing Tours of Beverly Hills and L.A.

**The following will now be implemented after the 1st of December, as opposed to November 25th: For the first time in our many years of conducting tours of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, Glitterati Tours will be making a slight rate increase effective November 25th, 2015.  The increase will be approximately $10 per hour.  The cost of doing business in Los Angeles, and California in general, doesn’t come cheap.  We Angelenos with small — and large businesses — tend to pay more for fuel, advertising, permits, insurances, regulations, and taxes.   Any guest that has made an inquiry or booking via email or phone prior to November 25th, will be guaranteed our current lower rate.  Coming up in December, Glitterati 

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Upcoming Ceremonies for the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Coming to Los Angeles and want a guaranteed celebrity sighting?!  Check out the official website for the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Here’s some recent announcements from their site: “The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is excited to announce our newest honorees to the Walk of Fame. After much deliberation, we feel that we have selected a great group of talent for this coveted award. Fans from around the world will be thrilled to hear that their favorite celebrities will be honored on our world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Schultz. “We look forward to welcoming these great talents to our Walk of Fame family.” Remember, usually for every star honored, approximately 5 to 10 other famous stars show up 

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Things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles and Hollywood

It’s never too early to get the word out on things to do for Halloween in Los Angeles.  Even the local stores have been fully stocked with all things Halloween for over 3 weeks now.  As this holiday picks up steam around the world, keep in mind that there’s no other place that does more to celebrate Halloween than L.A., especially this year, since it falls on a Saturday! Here’s some great stuff for Halloween in Los Angeles: From the Official Visit West Hollywood website: The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Admission is free to this world-famous event, which includes live music and entertainment on multiple stages along Santa 

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