Welcome To Our New Segment : Hollywood ToDo’s
Where we give an insiders look at some interesting and unique things to do in Los Angeles that you might not know about.


The Studio Tour:
No one really wants to admit that they are a tourist, especially if you already live in Los Angeles, but whether it is career driven curiosity or just the kid in you, everyone admits sooner or later that they want to take one of the Studio Tours.

Studio toursWell, the Oracle knows what it feels like to want to see the Bat Mobile or King Kong up close, so we thought we would put the list of available tours together for your next visit. Ask a lot of questions, pay attention and you just may find a new career you might enjoy. Plus, familiarizing yourself with the layout of these huge studios can become a valuable asset later on in your Hollywood Career.  Enjoy the Tour…

Paramount Studios – VIP Tour

WITNESS HOLLYWOOD HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Walk in the footsteps of legends and get an intimate, sneak peek behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows with a VIP tour on The Studios at Paramount lot. As the longest operating and only remaining major studio in Hollywood, you’ll see where some of the most celebrated motion pictures were made and leave feeling like a part of film history.

• Small Groups Led by Knowledgeable Guides
• 2-hour Tours Available Monday-Friday (except holidays)
• Tour Times – 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm
• $45/person
• Advance Reservations Required

Reserve your ticket for
our daily VIP Tour:
(323) 956-1777
http://www.paramountstudios.com

 

Universal Studios – VIP Tour

100 Universal City Plaza,
Universal City, CA.
818 -508-9600

Private guided tour of Hollywood’s most famous studio back lot.

Immerse yourself in a full day of movie-making magic as you discover the Universal Studios Hollywood the general public doesn’t get to see.

Go behind the scenes to visit closed-to-the-public sets and working soundstages, and hear inside stories about the making of famous movies and TV shows

Visit Wisteria Lane from ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewivea

Tour our monumental back lot and walk through actual sets, including Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds

Get off the VIP trolley and take photos at the original Psycho House and Bates Motel

Visit the Archive and Collections Department to see how Universal’s historical props, documents, photos and costumes are preserved for history

Explore our award-winning sound department

Roam the enormous, incredible prop warehouse. (Imagine the photo opportunities!)

… and more behind-the-scenes experiences, all led by an experienced personal guide on your own private trolley.

You’ll be pampered like a star:

  • VIP Lounge
  • Gourmet lunch in the exclusive VIP Dining Room
  • Valet parking
  • VIP privileges at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park
  • Front-of-the-line access to all rides & attractions
  • Reserved seating at all shows

Advance reservations are required

In order to provide exceptional personal attention, spaces for the VIP Experience are very limited. Reserve your spot soon.

Only $259 for the ultimate Hollywood studio tour (cheaper tours are available. Just ask).http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com

 


Warner Bros VIP Tour

4000 Warner Blvd,
Burbank. CA.
Tel: 818-972-TOUR
818-954-1744

See “Behind-the-scenes” and “into-the-scenes” of your favorite shows and movies at the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio. Guests of the Warner Bros VIP Tour are offered a rare and intimate glimpse into real Hollywood at work. This isn’t no theme park! The 2 hour 25 minute tour via carts takes you through back lot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops. No two tours are alike and guides take you to where the action is. Walk on to the set of a hit television show, watch as Foley artists create sound effects for movies, see how sets are constructed, peruse over 10 million items in the prop department, see your favorite vehicles from film and television up close, and the list goes on. But always, always be on the lookout for a star as production is happening all around.

Tickets are $49.00

Advance tickets are recommended, otherwise, tickets are sold the day of on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 12 per cart.

Children 8 yrs + are welcome

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the tour for check-in. Adults must present a valid government issued ID (Driver’s License or Passport) for entrance to the Studio lot.

Still photography is limited and video filming is not permitted. Personal belongings may be subject to search.

The VIP Tour Center is located at 3400 Riverside Drive Burbank, CA. 91522

Parking is available for a $7 fee at Gate 6

 http://vipstudiotour.warnerbros.com/

 

SONY Pictures Studio

10000 W Washington
Culver City.
Tel: 310-244-8687

Sony is the former home of Hollywood’s greatest studios; MGM. This is like Paramount’s tour a walking tour of the studio’s back lot, sets, sound stages and historic scenery. There is also a mini museum & snack area. Being a working studio you will also have the chance of seeing some live shooting and acting.

The Sony Pictures Studios Tour is a guided 2-hour walking tour and costs $33 per person. Reservations are required and have an age limit that kids must be 12 and older.
Tour times change with the fall season and again into summer.
Official website is @  www.sonypicturesstudios.com.

 

KCET Studio Tour

4401 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood
323-953-5289

Free of Charge
This historic studio was the former home of Monogram Pictures and Allied Artists, and now houses LA’s own public TV station KCET. Over its 90 years existence legends such as Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, Edward G Robinson, Audrey Hepburn, Steve McQueen etc have all worked in this studio. The last film released by the studio in 1965 was Tickle Me starring Elvis Presley. Since then the studio has been a TV facility, since 1970 the home of KCET. The free 90 min. tour takes you through the old movie studio lot and the current studios production facilities. Advance phone bookings are required. www.kcet.org

 

NBC TV Studio Tour

3000 West Alameda Ave,
Burbank.
Tel: 818-840-3537

NBC is the only commercial TV station in LA that offers a behind the scenes tour of its facilities. This 70 min. walking tour offers a down to earth view of a working TV studio. This guided tour gives you the chance to go deep into the vast warehouse areas where costumes and props are stored. See Studio3 where the Tonight Show is recorded by Jay Leno & guests and view video’s on NBC’s history.

www.nbc.com

 

The Hollywood Studio Museum

The DeMille Barn,
2100 N. Highland Blvd,
Hollywood.
Tel:323-874-2276

This simple wooden framed building is one of the most important structures of the Golden Age Of Hollywood. It was in this barn that Cecil B. De Mille shot Hollywood’s first full length feature film The Squaw Man with his partners Samuel Goldwyn and Jessie Lasky. This little barn was the start of, and the future Paramount Studios that went on to make many Hollywood blockbusters and still do to-day. This barn was moved in 1920 to Paramount where it spent the next 60 years. Rescued in 1982 and moved to its present location, opposite the Hollywood Bowl, this barn is now the Hollywood Studio Museum. Now a museum to the movie industry, it is brimming with exhibits and articles from the classic films of Hollywood.
www.hollywoodheritage.org

 

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