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The History and Legacy of Classic Hollywood

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Program #20154RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 19 — Sep 24, 2013

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Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 block north of Hollywood Boulevard, within easy walking distance of landmarks such as the Hollywood Heritage Museum, Grauman's Chinese Theater and Universal Studios.

Contact info:
2005 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068 USA
phone: 323-876-8600
web: www.losangeleshollywood.hgi.com

Room amenities: 160 rooms with air-conditioning, Hilton Serta Perfect Sleeper Bed, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, 37-inch flat-panel high-definition TV, direct dial telephone with voicemail and dataport, microwave, refrigerator, alarm clockradio with MP3 connection, tea and coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® Market, Pavilion Lounge and Room Service, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, business center, gift shop, library, laundry service, heated swimming pool, fitness center and whirlpool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, September 19 - Arrivals / Welcome and Introduction to Hollywood ...
Afternoon: 4-5 p.m. Program Registration in the hotel lobby. 5 - 6 p.m. Welcome Briefing and Orientation.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner in the hotel

Evening: Lecture: An introduction to Hollywood by author E. J. Stephens.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 block north of Hollywood Boulevard, within easy walking distance of landmarks such as the Hollywood Heritage Museum, Grauman's Chinese Theater and Universal Studios.

Contact info:
2005 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068 USA
phone: 323-876-8600
web: www.losangeleshollywood.hgi.com

Room amenities: 160 rooms with air-conditioning, Hilton Serta Perfect Sleeper Bed, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, 37-inch flat-panel high-definition TV, direct dial telephone with voicemail and dataport, microwave, refrigerator, alarm clockradio with MP3 connection, tea and coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® Market, Pavilion Lounge and Room Service, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, business center, gift shop, library, laundry service, heated swimming pool, fitness center and whirlpool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, September 20 - The First 100 Years of Hollywood
Note: Two-hour motorcoach travel. Walking to/from Hollywood Boulevard to the hotel, a distance of .6 miles. Walking and standing in museums for up to one hour.

Breakfast: Full American Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Travel through the first 100 years of Hollywood’s history on the street where it all happened: Sunset Boulevard, with Hollywood historian Philip Mershon.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Go behind-the-scenes at the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes and discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history. Then, at the Hollywood Max Factor Museum, browse thousands of photographs and items of memorabilia of Hollywood’s biggest legends.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure to stroll Hollywood Boulevard or take in a movie at one of its famous theaters.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 block north of Hollywood Boulevard, within easy walking distance of landmarks such as the Hollywood Heritage Museum, Grauman's Chinese Theater and Universal Studios.

Contact info:
2005 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068 USA
phone: 323-876-8600
web: www.losangeleshollywood.hgi.com

Room amenities: 160 rooms with air-conditioning, Hilton Serta Perfect Sleeper Bed, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, 37-inch flat-panel high-definition TV, direct dial telephone with voicemail and dataport, microwave, refrigerator, alarm clockradio with MP3 connection, tea and coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® Market, Pavilion Lounge and Room Service, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, business center, gift shop, library, laundry service, heated swimming pool, fitness center and whirlpool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, September 21 - Hollywood Legends
Note: Strolling and standing on grass and unpaved ground on a guided walk through cemetery. Travel by motorcoach. Ascending and descending steps of a motorcoach.

Breakfast: Full American Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Spend the day with author and Hollywood historian, Karie Bible. As the final resting place of Cecil B. DeMille, Marion Davies, Tyrone Power, Rudolph Valentino, John Huston and many more, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the most celebrated and intriguing locales in Los Angeles. Walk with Karie to learn historic tales, scandals and mysteries that remain a part of Hollywood lore.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue visiting locales with Karie, to hear the stories of Classic Hollywood. At the Lasky-DeMille Barn, one of Hollywood's first film studios, view memorabilia from the early days of Hollywood, now part of the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure to stroll Hollywood Boulevard or take in a movie at one of its famous theaters.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 block north of Hollywood Boulevard, within easy walking distance of landmarks such as the Hollywood Heritage Museum, Grauman's Chinese Theater and Universal Studios.

Contact info:
2005 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068 USA
phone: 323-876-8600
web: www.losangeleshollywood.hgi.com

Room amenities: 160 rooms with air-conditioning, Hilton Serta Perfect Sleeper Bed, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, 37-inch flat-panel high-definition TV, direct dial telephone with voicemail and dataport, microwave, refrigerator, alarm clockradio with MP3 connection, tea and coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® Market, Pavilion Lounge and Room Service, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, business center, gift shop, library, laundry service, heated swimming pool, fitness center and whirlpool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, September 22 - The Wild, Wild West
Note: Full Day of travel by motorcoach. Ascending and descending steps of a motorcoach. Walking and standing in museums for up to one hour at a time.

Breakfast: Full American Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: On a full day fieldtrip, examine how and where Westerns were filmed and the history of Silent Films, while exploring the landscapes of early California with historians Kimi and E.J. Stephens. Start at the Autry National Center, a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Continue to Melody Ranch, the studio that was home to Western films.

Lunch: At Halfway House Cafe in Canyon Country.

Afternoon: Drive through Vasquez Rocks, the iconic landscape used as a backdrop for Western films. Continue to Tesoro Adobe, the home of Western film legend Harry "Dobe" Carey Jr. then view Mentryville, Ghost Town used as a shooting location for many films. Finally stop at the former home of William, S Hart, the famed silent film actor and director who produced a series of hit Western movies in the early 1900s. Return to Hollywood.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 block north of Hollywood Boulevard, within easy walking distance of landmarks such as the Hollywood Heritage Museum, Grauman's Chinese Theater and Universal Studios.

Contact info:
2005 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068 USA
phone: 323-876-8600
web: www.losangeleshollywood.hgi.com

Room amenities: 160 rooms with air-conditioning, Hilton Serta Perfect Sleeper Bed, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, 37-inch flat-panel high-definition TV, direct dial telephone with voicemail and dataport, microwave, refrigerator, alarm clockradio with MP3 connection, tea and coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® Market, Pavilion Lounge and Room Service, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, business center, gift shop, library, laundry service, heated swimming pool, fitness center and whirlpool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, September 23 - Warner Brothers Studios
Note: Two-hour motorcoach travel. Ascending and descending steps of a motorcoach. Visit of WB Studios is by open trolley, with some short walks.

Breakfast: Full American Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: In 1923, the Warner Brothers released the world’s first “talkie” – a feature film with sound. Learn the historical past and the innovations of the present on the WB VIP Studio Tour with a special focus for Road Scholar, on Classic Hollywood.

Lunch: Your choice to explore local fare.

Afternoon: Free Time

Dinner: Farewell Dinner

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, September 24 - Departures
Breakfast: Full American Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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