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Felix In Hollywood Tour Company

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Address: 1500 Vine St, At the fountain/statue in front of the Chase Bank, corner of Sunset & Vine, Los Angeles, CA 90028-7305
Phone Number: +1 323-363-4668

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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Sunset and Vine virtuosity..

This is an education for any film and music fan interested in the messy birth of the USA entertainment industry. A well judged history of film, television, music and the often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is an education for any film and music fan interested in the messy birth of the USA entertainment industry. A well judged history of film, television, music and the often overlooked golden age of radio in Hollywood are delivered with style and wit. Unmissable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The strip of Hollywood Blvd between Vine & Highland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Go once & you will never want to go again! Revolting. Now, the strip of Sunset between Vine & Warners old studios - 0.5 mile there & 0.5 back is a gem - the REAL history of Hollywood from the vety beginning - film - from silent... More 

Thank Arncliffegirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This was a delightful walking tour during which our guide took us on a wondrous, fascinating excursion through the last 150 years, weaving together a remarkable narrative of the dramatic events that shaped Hollywood. There is a lot to it, and it falls together in pieces which are carefully presented in a well researched and uniquely entertaining narrative, rolled out... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This tour was fantastic! We were visiting from Florida and didn't want to do one of the tacky bus tours where you never really learn anything new. Philip was a terrific guide and you could tell that he lived in the area a long time and got to know long-term residents which is the only way he could know all... More 

Thank 230monib
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I have done most if not all of the Hollywood tours, and for me, this one is the best. The tour comprises Philip, armed with a book of old photos, bringing to life the yester-year of a few blocks in central Hollywood. The blocks are unassuming now but are so rich in Hollywood history it is almost unbelieveable. Philip has... More 

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

Thank you my friend! More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I've been doing the tourist trail for a couple of days. Studio tour (Warner Bros) , 5 hour bus tour of Hollywood & LA etc - All good - but completely missing the amazing grounding and perspective that Philip imparts on this walking tour of no more than a half mile out then back from the meeting point. The breath... More 

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

Thanks Paul, this means the world to me! More 

Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

In just a few blocks you relive 60 yrs of Hollywood history from Radio to Music to TV to Motion Pictures! A must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We wanted a tour that focused on history, a sense of place and some good story telling. Felix delivered all of these in spades! His vivid stories brought those buildings to life and put them in a perspective that we could not have gotten anywhere else. Hollywood is a Mecca for entertainers and Felix can claim a spot with the... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We sure enjoyed our afternoon tour with Philip ... and yes, that even includes a somewhat reluctant seventeen year old who proclaimed it as "very cool" immediately afterward. The tour was an easy walk, in an area jammed with the kind of stories and multi-media history you wouldn't otherwise be aware of at first or even second glance. The information... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

My husband and I are 3rd generation native Angelenos and we enjoyed this in depth tour very much. You will be walking down a busy LA street so prepare accordingly (comfy shoes, sunscreen, etc.) but you won't actually be going terribly far. It's amazing how much history is packed in just a few blocks. I'm not a big movie industry... More 

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