TCM Classic Film Bus Tour and having lived in Los Angeles twice, the first time for 8-ish years and this time for almost 2 years, I thought it would be fun to be a "tourist" here. I arrived quite early and decided to grab coffee and mosey around the Grauman's area, I was drawn to Jack Lemmon's and Shirley MacLaine's hand and foot prints and couldn't help but enjoy being near the TCM Classic Film Festival headquarters. There was a pretty decent turn-out, but I spoke to the Starline employees there and they mentioned that they haven't had a full bus yet. And mentioned that 100 passes had been claimed today, but only 30 people had shown up, quite curious! Although I'm sure that won't be the case when it gets closer to the Festival.
Then we came up to our first stop of the day, we got the chance to go into the Bradbury Building. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The way the light came through and the stairs was amazing, even Charlie Chaplin was there! It was such a treat to get to go inside. And I just had to make a collage.
After getting a chance to stretch our legs and enjoy that beautiful building we got back on the bus and drove past Angel's Flight, which was lovely, the spot where the bench was in 500 Days of Summer and the Biltmore Hotel, which is where my father and I stayed when I first moved out to LA go to college. Some movies that filmed at the Biltmore were Ghostbusters and Beverly Hills Cop.
Film Festival coming up in just 18 short days.
I'm so glad that TCM is doing all these wonderful things to help celebrate their 20th anniversary and that the fans get to be the ones to celebrate. Happy Anniversary and many more!
Other bloggers who had the opportunity to take the tour and their posts:
Laura's Miscellaneous Musings
Lindsay's Movie Musings