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                            Frommer's® IRREVERENT guide to Los Angeles, 4th Edition
	CONTENTS
	INTRODUCTION
	YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW
	Chapter 1 ACCOMMODATIONS
		Basic Stuff
		The Lowdown
		The Index
	Chapter 2 DINING
		Basic Stuff
		The Lowdown
		The Index
	Chapter 3 DIVERSIONS
		Basic Stuff
		The Lowdown
		The Index
	Chapter 4 GETTNG OUTSIDE
		Basic Stuff
		The Lowdown
	Chapter 5 SHOPPING
		Basic Stuff
		The Lowdown
		The Index
	Chapter 6 NIGHTLIFE
		Basic Stuff
		The Lowdown
		The Index
	Chapter 7 ENTERTAINMENT
		Basic Stuff
		The Lowdown
		The Index
	HOTLINES & OTHER BASICS
	GENERAL INDEX
                        
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film industries, you have to take a trip to the studios. Para-
mount Pictures, the longest continuously working studio
in Hollywood, is probably the most visually pleasing of the
lots. For $15 you get a 2-hour walking tour that’s guaran-
teed to persuade you of the wisdom of becoming an agent,
not an actor. You should remember that this is a working
business: Unlike the Universal Studios tour, there’s no
canned activity here. No cameras or recorders allowed, and
no kids under 10. If you want the full sheeplike experience,
sign up at Paramount for a TV taping. Tickets are available
5 working days in advance of each scheduled show and are
distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Warner
Brothers Studios also has a 2-hour tour, which some peo-
ple say is the best of all the working-studio tours. (The tour
may or may not include filming.) TV studio tours at NBC
Television are 1 hour long and are the only ones offered by
a genuine network. They’ll even let you see things like
The Tonight Show set and special-effects labs. You can try
to get Tonight Show tickets while you’re there—the show
tapes in the afternoon—but they go fast. For a truly low-
rent experience, check out KCET, our local PBS station.
They give free (of course) 1-hour tours, but only on Tues-
day and Thursday.

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GARDEN SPOTS
Interested in that green-gray-brown stuff that covers Southern California’s
hills and burns so nicely every September? The Theodore Payne Foundation
is a must-visit nursery and bookstore out in the Valley, with a 24-hour
Wildlife Hotline during the springtime bloom, which can be used to locate
where the poppies are in full, brief glory. The Huntington Gardens started
off as a rich man’s toy, installed in 1903 by millionaire Henry Huntington.
The gardens now cover nearly 150 acres and contain more than 15,000
species of plants, most of them landscaped into theme gardens that are living
testaments to the botanical sciences. The Descanso Gardens are much the
same thing, only wilder, bigger, and less stuffy. Here you’ll encounter wan-
dering peacocks, huge lawns, wonderfully manicured flower beds, pools and
waterfalls, a toy train, plus a 4-acre rose garden and thousands of camellias.

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FROMMER’S® PORTABLE GUIDES
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a Day
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London

New York
Paris

San Francisco

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Las Vegas
New York City

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San Francisco
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Vancouver
Walt Disney World® & Orlando
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Cruises
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Inside Disney

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London
Maui
Mexico’s Best Beach Resorts
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Boston
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Las Vegas
London

Los Angeles
Manhattan
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Paris
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Seattle & Portland
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Walt Disney World®

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Born to Shop: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Born to Shop: London

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Family Vacations in the National

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