Uncover the hidden side of Hollywood on a history-filled tour that reveals how it all began. Learn about an era before glitz and glam found a home among these hills as you stroll along an iconic avenue.
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Hear all about the Hollywood of years past on a guided walking tour that traces the development of the movie industry and more
Dive into the story behind the origins of the film studios, television networks and record companies that thrive here
Follow a stretch of Sunset Boulevard with an expert guide filling you in on all the secrets of Hollywood
Guided historical tour of Hollywood
Please check in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time. Please wear sun block and comfortable shoes, and bring a camera. There are many great restaurants on the tour route if you want to have a bite or drink before or after the tour. Guests must be at least 16 years old.
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Dec 7, 2019
Very informative and entertaining tour. Philip knows how to tell a story that expertly weaves together all the threads of Hollywood history. Who would have guessed what a rich and varied story emerges from an otherwise inconspicuous strip of largely non-descript streetscape. By the end of the tour our imaginations were on fire and we could almost see the ghosts of Hollywood past strutting up and down Sunset Boulevard.
Dec 4, 2019
Philip is a great tour guide filled with interesting information about Hollywood. It was a terrific way for me and out of town guests to spend an entertaining afternoon learning new and surprising stories in the very places where they happened, and we all left feeling that we had made a new friend in Philip. I hope that there will be other opportunities like this in the future. I highly recommend this tour.
Dec 3, 2019
Philip is so incredibly passionate about Hollywood history and it shows! You can't help but be excited with him. Without him, I'd probably have just walked by all these buildings, completely unaware of their significance. It's amazing just how much entertainment industry history is in that one stretch of Sunset. My brother and I were lucky enough to get Philip all to ourselves for the tour and we both had a blast. Locals, next time someone out of state visits you, take them on THIS tour. You will both learn so much!
Nov 22, 2019
Philip is a wonderful guide. It happened to be just me taking the tour that day but he embraced it and we had a lovely walk around. It was truly fascinating to hear the history of such a small but storied area. Philip is a true expert and an extremely warm and funny presence. Highly recommended! Thank you Philip!
Nov 11, 2019
I learned a lot about the history of Hollywood and various movie studios. The information was obviously a result of thorough research.
I liked the delivery, clear and concise, and the album with the historical pictures added a lot to it. I would highly recommend this tour!
Oct 31, 2019
We loved our tour of Hollywood with Philip! We learned so much about the golden age of Hollywood and we’re completely intrigued by Philip’s knowledge and passion for this interesting time in history! Definitely the best tour we’ve ever been on. Thank you Philip, it was an absolute pleasure!
Oct 31, 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed this incredibly informative slice of Hollywood history. It was a very easy tour without a huge amount of walking, but boy, was it packed with info. Many of these stories will stay with us for years to come. Thanks, Felix, for a great afternoon!
Oct 30, 2019
very knowledgeable about hollywood history. Not your typical tour. Put together very well and organized. He has a good personality and ads in funny little anecdotes that make you smile. You will never learn this kind of information about hollywood anywhere else. He has really done his research. Thank you Felix. We had a great time.
Oct 28, 2019
This is a very individual and highly personal tour by Philip Mershon who has a truly encyclopedic knowledge of everything to do with the very earliest beginnings of the first Hollywood film studios. Fantastic and thorough research into many quirky facts of the birth of the major film studios in Hollywood. Highly recommend. The
Oct 23, 2019
Felix in Hollywood tour was impressive. The tour guide is a historian and is knowledgeable on how and where Hollywood started. He shared details of people and companies and how they came to Hollywood. Fascinating amount of information about a town that people walk through everyday and have no idea what went on there. Well worth the time and money, I would recommend this to anyone with interest in more in depth history of Hollywood. Definitely not your average tourist attraction...which is great!