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3 Ways To See The Stars In Hollywood   by Andrew Regan

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The word Hollywood brings to mind homes that cost seven figures, rich movie stars and a place where you're never sure who you might see next.

But of course you can never guarantee you will run into a big movie star, no matter how hard you might look. There are other ways to see the stars though, and these can be just as much fun as a quick glimpse of the real thing.

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Try visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum for example. This venue on the Hollywood Boulevard guarantees you will be able to rub shoulders with some of the biggest film stars of recent and more distant years. If you have ever wondered whether you were taller than Angelina Jolie, or what Elvis Presley really looked like up close, this is the place to find out the answers.

This venue has been open for four decades now, and it continues to be exceedingly popular with visitors. You can pay tribute to Michael Jackson here and even have your picture taken with your favourite celebrity.

The second way to see the stars is to visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You won't actually see them here of course, but you can see their handprints if you go along to Grauman's Chinese Movie Theatre.

You'll find the theatre on the Hollywood Boulevard, and it provides a fascinating look back through the decades at many of the most famous names in Hollywood. Modern movie tough guys such as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have sunk their hands into the concrete, but there are many older names there as well. Look for classic names such as Joan Crawford and Judy Garland, who left their prints in the 1920s and 1930s respectively.

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If you want to see the stars' homes and increase your chances of seeing one of them, you should book a place on one of the tours of their Hollywood homes. Be careful to choose a good quality tour with a good reputation though, as some are not as good as others. And be warned that while you may be lucky and see a movie star, the odds are that you will simply see locations of interest rather than the stars themselves.

One final bonus destination alongside these three is the Hollywood Forever cemetery. This might seem like a strange place to go but the likes of Douglas Fairbanks Junior, "Gone with the Wind" director Victor Fleming and Mel Blanc are all interred here along with many others.

During your stay in Hollywood you can enjoy relaxing at one of the Hollywood hotels as well. You may not be able to afford the million dollar pads of the superstars but you can still relax in comfort during the evenings in the same town.

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About the Author - Andrew Regan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.
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Best Western Hollywood Hills
The Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel is located in the heart of Hollywood. Nestled under the famous HOLLYWOOD sign, it is within walking distance of several legendary establishments such as the Pantages Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Capitol Records® and Hollywood and Vine. Hotel guests are just minutes from the famous Mann's Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater, Universal Studios®, Beverly Hills, Burbank and the NBC Studios, Farmer's Market & the Grove as well as the attractions of downtown Los Angeles such as the Staples Center.
Best Western Hollywood Plaza
The Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn is located in the heart of Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world. Our hotel overlooks the scenic Hollywood Hills and is located minutes from Universal Studios, two blocks from the Chinese Mann and Kodak Theatre (home of Oscar awards), Walk of Fame, Ripley's Wax Museum and the Hollywood Bowl. Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Farmer's Market, The Grove, CBS and NBC Studios, downtown Los Angeles, LA Convention Center, Dodger Stadium, Staples Centre, Los Angeles Zoo and the Griffith Park/Observatory are among the various tourist attractions not to be missed.
Days Inn Hollywood / Near Universal Studios
Welcome to the Days Inn Hollywood, CA. We are conveniently located on Sunset Blvd off Hwy 101. We are in close proximity to all major Hollywood attractions: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Pantages Theater, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood Bowl, etc. Our property is a short driving distance from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and beach areas.  Wireless High Speed Internet, Flat panel 32" TVs, Outdoor Pool, Complimentary USA Today Newspaper, Rooms with Balconies, Microwave and Refrigerator in all rooms. Our Hotel surrounds a beautifully decorated pool and sitting area.
Hollywood Celebrity Hotel
The Hollywood Celebrity Hotel is a superior tourist class hotel located in the heart of downtown Hollywood, the entertainment capital and theatre district. The Hollywood Celebrity Hotel offers the glamour of the 1930s with the intimacy of a bed and breakfast inn. Guest rooms are dramatically decorated to reflect back on the celebrities of the 1930's featuring murals of some of the Hollywood greatest loved stars over the beds, and brightly colored furnishings. The hotel staff follows suit with excellent service reminiscent of a time long since past. Come experience all of the glamour and class of the era. The hotel is minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment.
Hollywood City Inn
Located in downtown Hollywood, this hotel is 1 mile from Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Universal Studios is 3.5 miles away. Hollywood City Inn offers a seasonal outdoor pool, complimentary Continental breakfast, guest laundry facilities, and free parking. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and guestrooms. This 2-story hotel has 44 air-conditioned guestrooms, all with exterior-corridor access. Rooms include microwaves, compact refrigerators, and cable TV with premium channels. Bathrooms come with hair dryers. 
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Located in the heart of world-famous Hollywood, California, our uniquely designed hotel appeals to style-oriented guests desiring exceptional service and comfortable amenities. During your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hollywood, take time to tour the city and see all that Hollywood has to offer. We are centrally located near several historic tourist attractions such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (Hollywood Walk of Fame) features free high-speed Internet access in public areas, as well as in all rooms. Along with spectacular views of the city and the view of the famous Hollywood sign.
Hollywood Exec Vagabond Inn
With the famed Hollywood sign at its backdrop, our Hollywood hotel is conveniently located near most popular attractions, shops and restaurants in "Tinsel Town". Our hotel is located off the 101 Freeway near the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Vine Street, near the Metro station on Hollywood Blvd. Within a half mile, you'll find the Walk of Fame and the Grauman Chinese Theater. Filled with exotic art from China, the theatre's bronze roof rises 90 feet into the air. Each year, 4 million visitors come to view the handprints, footprints and signatures of their favorite stars.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The renowned Hollywood Roosevelt in Hollywood, Calif., is located along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. Griffith Park and Universal Studios are less than two miles from the hotel. The ornate Spanish Colonial lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt houses a corner bar next to a European-style restaurant. Dining and refreshment highlights include Dakota's serving California and continental cuisine, 25 Degrees, a breakfast, burger and wine venue, and the Tropicana offers poolside service. The heated outdoor pool features an underwater mural by David Hockney. Wireless Internet access (fees apply) and business services are provided in the lobby area. A fitness room is located on site. 
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The Hollywood Drive of Fame   by Rhia Chohan

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Robert de Niro, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen are all cinematic icons which have graced our screens and got their stars on Hollywood Boulevard. What about the four-wheeled actors which played the starring roles in our favourite movies? Cars don't get to trawl the red carpets or collect the Academy Awards, but they have made it to our Drive of Fame...

Herbie

Herbie, the white Volkswagen racing Beetle is the star of Disney's The Love Bug. Herbie's racing number is 53 after the number of Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball player Don Dysdale. Herbie's registration is OF9 857.

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KITT

The sleek, artificially intelligent KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) was David Hasselhoff's partner in Knight Rider. The original KITT was a third generation 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. KITT's features included a 'molecular bonded shell', Turbo Boost for extra speed and the ability to speak (voiced by Actor William Daniels). In the original series KITT's registration was a California plate reading 'KNIGHT'. The second KITT, a Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang, starred in the 2008 pilot movie.


The Batmobile

The gadget-laden sleek machine used by Batman has evolved and been represented in many forms since its journey from DC comic to the big screen. For the film Batman Begins every aspect of the Batmobile was custom made for the eight versions used in production, from the wheels to the chassis to the bodywork. They were also fitted with six monster truck tyres! Some of the earliest representations of the Batmobile include of the 1943 Cadillac and the 1949 Mercury.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris persuades his friend Cameron to travel into the city with his dad's restored convertible 1961 Ferrari GT California. Only around a 100 of these cars were made so the real thing was only used for the tight shots and an MG car with a fibreglass exterior used for the 'messy' scenes. The 250 GT California became the most expensive model ever sold going for $10,796,000 at auction in 2008. You only see the registration plate of the car once in the film and it reads 'NRVOUS'.

The DeLorean

The true star of the Back to the Future trilogy is the DeLorean DMC-12 time machine. Four DeLoreans were used for the production, one of which was kitted out with all the travel equipment and another for the infamous train wreckage scene. The DeLorean was a licensed and registered motor in California where the films were set. The private number plate used in the film read 'OUTATIME' which morphed into a barcode plate when it returned from the future.

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Bullitt

This 1968 classic with Steve McQueen is probably best remembered for the San Francisco car chase scene starring a dark highland green 1968 Ford Mustang 390 CID Fastback. Two Mustangs were used for the chase and reached speeds of over 110mph. The engines, brakes and suspensions were heavily modified by former racer Max Balchowsky. The registration plate reads JJZ 109 and is the same plate number used on the Chevy Nova in Quentin Tarantino's movie Death Trap.

Shaken not stirred

Perhaps the most iconic car in cinema history, the Aston Martin DB5 was driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger. This car was fitted with numerous gadgets, such as the infamous ejector seat and revolving number plates, which became synonymous with all Bond films. The DB5 was used 30 years later in GoldenEye and later on in Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale.

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