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The Felix In Hollywood Tour Company

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Address: 1500 Vine St. (statue in front), Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-929-0302
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Description: 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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One of the best things I have ever done in LA

The usual Hollywood stuff is boring and somewhat dispiriting. Phillip "Felix" Mershon manages to make the history and culture of both Hollywood=the-place, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The usual Hollywood stuff is boring and somewhat dispiriting. Phillip "Felix" Mershon manages to make the history and culture of both Hollywood=the-place, and Hollywood-the-industry come alive and sing. In a mere 2 hours, and 1 mile we were immersed in radio, TV, the record industry, movie moguls, stars of all eras (without seeing a single sidewalk 'star' - mercifully!). We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Well timed, really nice guy, well conducted, delivered on everything we hoped for. Personal passion was infectious - the guide cares about his subject and our enjoyment of it. There should be more tour like this! Really painted the picture of how it used to be.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you have a love of Hollywood history, book this easy 90-minute stroll down memory lane. Armed with his knowledge and a photo album, Philip will capture your imagination from the very first step! We had a wonderful time listening to him weave the tales of how the entertainment industry evolved. The only thing you will be sorry about is... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Really enjoyed our short time with Phillip. He is not only a docent on all matters of Old Hollywood but also a very engaging and professional guide. He has a way of brining the past alive. Highly recommend the tour. Who knew that so much of Old Hollywood spanned only a 1/2 mile!?! Without someone like Phillip, the past would... More 

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FelixInHollywood, Owner at The Felix In Hollywood Tour Company, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great write up! I had a wonderful time with you as well. It's kind gestures like this that will grow my business, I'm convinced of it! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Philip has a real passion for his subject - the early days of Hollywood. He tells the story of the early days of Hollywood with a walk past some of the sites of the early studios. He is really knowledgeable about the origins of them and how they developed. Very interesting and without a tour like this you would not... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I agree with most of the reviews that this has to be one of the most interesting tours of Hollywood you can take, especially if you have an interest in the history and origins of the industry. Amazingly, although many of the sites and buildings that are referred to sadly no longer exist, there are still many ooh and ah... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I took this tour today and had a great time.Philip is extremely knowledgeable about the history of the entertainment industry in LA, and shares a wealth of interesting information in a very entertaining way. Who knew there was so much history in such a short span of Sunset Boulevard? Definitely recommended for anyone interested in Hollywood's role in movies, radio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I took this tour to hear about Hollywood history and in the space of a couple of blocks on foot, Phillip evoked all the glamour and excitement of early music and movie-dom. Really interesting and thoroughly recommended

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This tour is worth it! Philip has such a wonderful knowledge of the history of Hollywood and his delivery is delightful. It is absolutely amazing how much has happened in this 1/2 mile stretch of Sunset. Well worth the price and 90 minutes of your time. You won't be disappointed.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We were so excited to join Philip on his walking tour of Old Hollywood. We even changed our schedule so we could tour with him the day before the Oscars. It was a mile walk easily managed by most folks. It's amazing to see how most of the old studios got their start so close together. I am an Old... More 

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