The TCM Festival is almost here! For us classic film die-hards this time of year is like Christmas, but like all holidays, it can get a little overwhelming. I realize most folks coming to town spent a small fortune to take part in all the great things TCM has planned, but if you get the urge to veer off the beaten path or see some of our hidden treasures, here's a list of awesome (and for the most part, cheap) things to do if you need a breather from the throngs of people on the Blvd.
1. The Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90068
|1350 N Cherokee Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028|
Hit Mel's Diner or Skooby's, get your food to go, and walk a few blocks south on Cherokee to
DeLongpre Park. Inside sits a little known shrine to Valentino that was com
city in the 30s, stolen, found, and eventually resurrected.
3. Tours, tours, tours!
There are so many great local tours, both walking and driving, that I hope if you partake in any
of them you steer clear of the corporate versions (*cough* Starline* cough*). A few of my faves:
http://www.felixinhollywoodtours.com/ Felix in Hollywood
http://www.hollywoodtours.us/?event=offer.detail&offerId=2728 Dearly Departed
http://lac.laconservancy.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walking_tours LA Conservatory
theater tours - locations vary.