Movie stars and Hollywood are probably the first things that come to mind when you hear the word “Los Angeles.” It is where many of the most prominent names in entertainment, music, and sports call home.
If you will be spending time in the Los Angeles area, and want to learn more about Hollywood and other surrounding areas, the following places are highly recommended.
CBS Television City is highly recommended to all the couch potatoes out there. The studio complex houses eight studios and contains various production facilities for the taping and filming of television shows and movies. The reality series “Survivor” has taped some of its reunion shows at Television City, as well as other notable programs such as “The Twilight Zone,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “Family Feud.”
Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank is another must-see for TV and movie buffs. Today, several studio tours are being offered to guests so that they can go behind the scenes of their favorite Warner Bros. movies and programs. Visitors get on a tram and are taken to the sets of classical movies such as “Casablanca,” “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” and “Tarzan,” and television shows such as “Gilmore Girls,” “ER,” “Friends,” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
The Hollywood Walk of Fame now has more than 2,400 stars, spread along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. The stars bear the names of actors, musicians, fictional characters, producers, directors, and others that made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. The celebrities with the most stars on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Walk of Fame are Bob Hope, Tony Martin, Roy Rogers, and Mickey Rooney, who have four stars apiece. Some of the fictional characters that have their own stars are Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Shrek, Bugs Bunny, Godzilla, and Mickey Mouse. Only two sports icons have been granted stars, and they are Magic Johnson (for being the owner of the Magic Johnson Theaters) and Muhammad Ali (for his achievements in boxing, which the committee declared as a type of live performance).