Los Angeles - Day 1

Los Angeles - Day 1 (11/15/2006)

Fresh off the plane, Laura and I headed north from downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Laura, who is writing a biography of silent film star Karl Dane, wanted to lay flowers on Karl's grave. The rear of Paramount Studios is adjacent to the rear of the cemetary. We then headed to Hollywood Boulevard, visiting Larry Edmunds Bookshop (the largest selection of new and used movie books in perhaps the world). We ate at Miceli's, the oldest Italian restaurant in Hollywood. Then we walked up and down Hollywood Boulevard, alight with color.

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Driving north on Figueroa

Downtown Los Angeles

Hollywood Forever office

Funeral car

Armenian graves

Mel Blanc

Karl Dane

Watchhorn Obelisk


Hollywood sign

Graves and palms

Paramount studios water tower

Paramount men at work

Mausoleum reflections

Inside one of the mausoleums

Another mausoleum

Looking out

Johnny Ramone statue

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. & Jr. tomb

Johnny Ramone

Swan at the lake

Tyrone Power

Clark Island Mausoleum

Loud geese


Rudolph Valentino

Grauman's Egyptian Theater

Hollywood Blvd. looking west

El Capitan Theater

Grauman's Chinese Theater

The famous hand and foot prints


Walk of Fame

Musso & Frank Grill

We had dinner at Miceli's

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