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.
Historical Hollywood Walking Tour
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.
What You Will Do
- 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
- 227 Ratings
Philip was so informative and knowledgeable. Hes very charismatic and has a way of captivating you as he tells you about some great Hollywood history. Of all the tours weve taken this is our favorite so far
Philip was incredibly knowledgable and so much fun! For someone who loves 'Old Hollywood' this was a perfect tour! I would highly recommend it if you're interested in the history of Hollywood!
Comprehensive yet highly entertaining tour of popular culture's most important half mile. This was great and made the Hollywood you imagine come to life.
Philip is so knowledgeable, personable, and fun. The tour was everything I could have hoped for on my visit to Hollywood. I am someone who finds history fascinating and loves movies. This was the best merging of these two--you'll be blown away at the end of the tour!
It was a great tour and was exactly what I was after. History not celebrity.
The guide was super knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Learned a lot.
Very informative. Worth it definitely.
This was a fabulous tour! Felix had tons of wonderful historical information. I intend to pass the tour info along to others.
This was a truly teriffic tour. The guide is well versed on the history of Hollywood including many very interesting stories that would be next to impossible to research on your own. I highly recommend thistour to anyone wanting to learn more about the history of Hollywood vice the stereotypical hollywood "must see sites".
Thanks Felix! Was an awesome tour. I'll never look at LA the same, especially Hollywood.
Phillip gave us so much information about the history of Hollywood in a very interesting and entertaining manner! His tour was full of facts, laced with humor, photos and tales about interesting people. We really had a grand time and would highly recommend the tour!
If you are a Golden Age film buff, Felix's tour is definitely the best option for seeing Hollywood! LA has built over and shopping-malled practically all the important sites that created it, and you would never know what key historic events happened along Sunset Boulevard without someone as knowledgeable and dedicated as Felix to show you. His commitment to research, amazing memory for anecdotes and facts, and his fascination with Golden Age glamour really bring the history alive. It's not just a script, either - as the Q&A at the end of the tour showed, he really knows his stuff. It was great to meet someone similarly obsessed (I'm sure he won't mind me using the word) with the great days of Hollywood.
Phillip (Felix) was very informative and well-researched. His walking tour was entertaining, and he kept the interest of our group for the entire time. He has a deep knowledge of the history of Hollywood, and it was fascinating to learn some of the inside scoop, particularly of the birth of Hollywood. I'd definitely recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys the history of movies, TV, or music.
Exceeded all our expectations. Felix is a brilliant tour guide into a world that few of us know so little about. His command of the history of the early years of film making & his delight in the stories & personalities he evokes brought to life, vividly, the birth of the movies.
A little too much detail about business end and early 1900s Wanted more info which was closer to the "times" I think younger people would like more contemporary info.
This was an amazing tour! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn unusual and interesting things about old Hollywood.
- Edwin Gerald
The tour provides an experience that is rarely or never available in any other tour. I'm sure the information is also not available in any single book. Philip also provides the appropriate atmosphere to revel in the wonder that is in front of those joining the tour.
I was lucky enough to get an exclusive tour, and I loved every minute of it. Very informative, and really fun. I learned a lot about a subject I was curious about but not well versed in. Thank you for a fantastic experience!
Phil's passion for film history made this tour fascinating. His knowledge and enthusiasm for films made for a fascinating afternoon. I didn't realize how much film, TV and music history took place at Sunset & Vine. Fantastic job Phil!
A highly informative and engrossing tour, highly recommended!
Very interesting and personal tour. Especially interesting for History Buffs and those who want to walk the footsteps of the great producers of tv, movies and music. I recommend this tour highly!!
A very charming, and more important, knowledgeable guy, his tour is not your usual star-struck Hollywood tour. It involves history, the recording industry. It's about how it all happened!
Very informative, great value for money and great guide!
Concise and Very Informative. Better than any TV documentaries about Historic Hollywood.
Felix was a walking encyclopedia of Hollywood origin knowledge. It was so enjoyable to learn the hidden & glamorous history of a street I've been on so many times!
Extremely informative and interesting, giving a more authentic side of Hollywood and its development as the entertainment capital of the world than you can get anywhere else. Philip was so nice and accommodating as well!
A fascinating walking tour of the true origins of Hollywood. Felix is a great guide who is extremely passionate and knowledgable about the subject. Lots of wow factor. Highly recommend taking this tour!
This is how all Hollywood tours should be! Very informative and intersting! Felix has packed a lot of information I this delightful tour! Thank you!
Philip of Felix is an incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and entertaining tour guide. He knows his stuff and has a clear passion for the history of this city, which he has clearly and thoroughly researched. I have been a fan of his blogs and pages for some time and was no less impressed with the man himself. The portrait he paints of this half mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard is vivid and fascinating, and I left the tour both inspired and even more curious. I highly recommend this not only to film aficionados to anyone who has been touched, moved or experienced music, movies or television. This tour will take you way, way back to the epic events that shaped our culture and ourselves. http://facebook.com/quoththemaven ;)
Philip has spent years researching his material and he clearly loves his subject. He manages to bring to life the history and importance of the early years of Hollywood. Much of what he told me helped make the rest of my stay in LA so much more interesting.
Highly informative, educational and good fun. A well spent 90 minutes. Thanks
Wonderful experience and great information. It far exceeded my expectations.
Phillip and his knowledge are amazing! He knows how to engage people and tell stories too!
I really enjoyed the story and visuals that you created for us. Our imagination took us back in time, and you gave us some insight into how the showbusiness industry has developed. It was an extremely well streamlined tour, I learnt a lot, and I would thorougly recommend to everyone. Still thinking of anecdotes you mentioned and having a chuckle. Thank you very much Phillip.
We learned so much about vintage Hollywood and the stories that built the foundation for this town. I highly recommend this tour for first-timers and those who think that they know all there is to know about Hollywood. Top rate, great experience!
Phil was a great tour guide. Knowledgeable and entertaining. Hated that it had to end!
Felix is an incredible story teller and makes (important and not-so-well-known) history come to life. The tour was the best part of my LA so far, and I would even do the tour again next time I'm here!
Great guy, extremely knowledgeable, looked after us patrons very well, willing and able to answer any question. I did the Paramount studio tour later that day and knew more than the guide there after this tour! I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the history of Hollywood.
Great tour from an enthusiastic and very knowledgable guide. Hollywood history came alive, and the cultural impact of a half mile stretch of land was entertainingly and informatively presented. Would highly recommend.
The walk covers what, to the untutored eye, looks like a fairly nondescript stretch of Sunset Boulevard. However Philip's depth of knowledge and obvious passion for the history of Hollywood vividly brings to life the early days and heyday of Hollywood. At various points I got goosebumps thinking of some of the people who have walked that street and performed, filmed and recorded in that area. Could not recommend the tour more highly if you want to know the real Hollywood story. Also recommend combining with a visit and a martini at Musso & Franks!