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Felix In Hollywood Tour Company
Ranked #50 of 248 Tours in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Visited April 2014
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English first
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Book this tour”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

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 that the 90 minutes flys by and you have to step out of the time machine, he has created in your mind, back into modern day.
Thank you for a wonderful time!!

1 Thank Peppermonkee
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Laguna Beach, California
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104 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
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 surely slip away and be gone forever. Thank you Phillip!

Visited September 2013
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FelixInHollywood, Owner at Felix In Hollywood Tour Company, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
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!
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very interesting tour”
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 know how much history there is in a short stretch of Sunset Boulevard.

Visited June 2013
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Sacramento, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Must Do Intimate Tour of Origins of Hollywood”
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 moments. The tour is more a theater of the mind in which Phillip aka "Felix" paints a mental picture filled in with intricate details of what happened "behind the scenes".

I don't want bland, I want guide with a personality and passion about what they are doing and Philip provided this in spades.

My girlfriend booked this as a present on my Birthday and what a great present it was!

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Dennis C
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