The classic guide to who-did-what-where in Los Angeles, on- and off-screen, including: Film & TV locations: the Hollywood Hills house where Barbara Stanwyck seduced Fred MacMurray in "Double Indemnity."..the funky apartment building where William Holden lived in "Sunset Boulevard."..the exotic Frank Lloyd Wright mansion that's housed everyone from Harrison Ford in "Blade Runner" to David Boreanaz on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."...the landmark Art Deco former department store that has doubled for a glamorous hotel in "Topper" (1936) and an elegant nightclub in "The Aviator" (2004)... the "Halloween" and "Nightmare on Elm Street" houses... the "Seinfeld" and "Alias" apartment buildings... the "Six Feet Under" funeral home...The "Brady Bunch" and "Happy Days" houses...the "Charlie's Angels" office...the real "Melrose Place."..and many more VIP tours: from legendary studios like Warner Bros., MGM (now Sony Pictures), and Universal to movie-star homes like Barbra Streisand's former Malibu compound Crime scenes and scandal spots: the driveway where Sal Mineo was murdered, the Nicole Brown Simpson condo, the Sharon Tate estate, Marilyn Monroe's last address, the Beverly Hills Mansion where Bugsy Siegal was rubbed out the Hollywood hotel where Janice Joplin O.D. d Plus: Remarkable new museums...Superstar cemeteries...Historic hotels...Hip clubs and restaurants....Fabulous restored movie palaces Spectacular movie star mansions and chateau apartments Taking movie lovers behind the gates of the exclusive, often hidden world of Tinsel Town, "Hollywood: The Movie Lover's Guide" is the ultimate insider's guide to L.A.'s reel attractions.
About the Author
RICHARD ALLEMAN, a longtime contributing editor at "Travel + Leisure" magazine, is a former travel editor of "Vogue," where he is still a frequent contributor on travel and entertainment. Currently living in New York City, he has carried on a love affair with Los Angeles, where he lived for several years as an actor and writer.