Hollywood Hills and Bel-Air
Trip Start Feb 01, 2009
79Trip End May 07, 2009
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We went from opposite our hotel out onto Sunset Boulevard and we went down a street known as 'Anytown' because of how many films have been filmed there, such as Freddy Kruger's House from Nightmare on Elm St and also the houses from the Hallowe'en films. But what made Hattie day more was that the first house we were told about was Lauren Conrad's from The Hills (I think that this was probably the main reason we went on this tour).
We the went down Sunset Boulevard and saw celebrity hang-outs of the past including where River Phoenix was found dead from a drug overdose and the venue where the Red Hot Chili Peppers had there first gig.
We went into the Hollywood Hills and Bel-Air and were pointed out many famous peoples' homes.
The two actual celebrities we saw were Nicole Richie nipping onto her front doorstep (who quickly realised we were there and ran straight back in again) and Eva Mendes (who drove past us in her car with a fag on).
We liked the sound of the restaurants on Sunset Blvd and decided to walk there for tea. Hattie also wanted to have one more pass of Lauren's house to see if she was in (but we aren't allowed to use the word 'stalking' so this sounds better). We didn't realise how far it was and must have been walking for over an hour so had a few drinks and got a taxi back.
I got talking to a man from San Diego who was showing his lodger around LA. During the trip, we commented that we are going to have all these photos on our cameras and have absolutely no clue as to whose house it is and that when we got home, we'd just say 'Oh, well, this is Brad Pitt's house, this is Tom Cruise's'.
At which point, the tour guide stopped the tour and bollocked us both, in front of everybody, for supposedly calling him a fraud. What an arse!
We went for a drink with them both to Hooters (a good old American bar), which was opposite Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The street had been shut off for a film premiere. The film was an independent film called 'The Cross' and there were mass protests which had been going on for a few hours.
The best bit was that they were all protesting about how the film should be banned. Then they all went in for the second screening!