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Address: 1500 Vine Stret, At the fountain/statue in front of the Chase Bank, corner of Sunset & Vine, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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At Long Last Hollywood History Is At Hand....On Foot!!!“…In A Place Called...

At Long Last Hollywood History Is At Hand....On Foot!!!“…In A Place Called Hollywood: a stroll through the first 100 years of Tinseltown” offers the chance to step back into the heady,giddy and glamorous years of Hollywood on the very ground where it all happened. Hollywood historian Philip Mershon combines decades of research with natural storytelling ability in a fascinating and fun 90-minute walking tour.

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Fantastic unexpected things to learn

This was a wonderful tour! So many interesting stories for us to take home! You're going to love hanging out with Felix and learning about the history of Hollywood. The guide is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for an in depth look at how the Hollywood movie and radio studios started. You will be walking on ground zero. The tour is a classroom study, so you will listen to the guide for about 90 minutes as you walk ground zero, and then you ask your questions at the end. I found this as a drawback.... More 

Thank maiboston
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful tour! So many interesting stories for us to take home! You're going to love hanging out with Felix and learning about the history of Hollywood. The guide is very engaging and is truly passionate about the history. We had a fantastic time and highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Hollywood.

Thank Kleberium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a great trip of historical Hollywood studios and theaters. If you have done other typical Hollywood tours (homes, Hollywood sign etc), this tour is a great choice to learn more about the history.

Thank melbourne505
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Fantastic and enthralling tour for anyone enchanted by the Golden Age of Hollywood and how it came into being.

Thank Zaggog
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Felix in Hollywood Tour is the greatest way to learn about the real history of Hollywood and the film, music and TV industry's development. In a town that constantly reinvents itself and rejects its history, Philip proves a perfect guide into the fascinating past. It's so cool to see the actual sites of some of the most significant developments... More 

Thank Columbiankramer
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

A fascinating walking tour of the true origins of Hollywood. Felix is a great guide who is extremely passionate and knowledgable about the subject. Lots of wow factor. Highly recommend taking this tour!

Thank cenpab
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Philip loves his subject and it shows. His enthusiasm and passion for the history of the very early years of Hollywood are catching and he brings it all to life wonderfully. As another reviewer has said it's not the usual celebs and their gardens tour but something much richer and imaginative. Well worth the time and money to get such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Truly wonderful tour on the rich origins of this movie making city in the location where it all happened. The tour was rife with aha moments and WSPB locations (Philip will fill you in). This is a not-to-be-missed if you are interested in more than superficial Hollywood tours and celebrity houses. A tour truly worthy of a hefty tip!

Thank Momat678
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A well researched tour with excellent presentation and a charming and lively tour guide. You are unlikely to find the same level of expertise elsewhere. Would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in how Hollywood became the place it is today. It will NOT take you to the Hollywood sign, famous peoples houses or anything like that. Walk that in your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

5 out of 5 isn't really a high enough score for this tour. This tour isn't for you if you're interested in where J-Lo lives or where Brad and Angelina party, but if you're interested in the history of Hollywood it's extraordinarily good. The best thing I can say about this tour is that I teach for a living, and... More 

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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