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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    As it stands now, I am PLANNING on going to LA from Mar. 15-22. My B-day is the 19th, so that is one day for sure I'd like to take the tour.

    Gary - we share a birthday, along with Bruce Willis lol. Not sure when I'll be doing the tour, I need to save my pennies/win the lottery/rob a bank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littleroben View Post
    Gary - we share a birthday, along with Bruce Willis lol. Not sure when I'll be doing the tour, I need to save my pennies/win the lottery/rob a bank!
    'tis a great day, indeed! I'm hoping to win the lottery by then, too....can never have too much money! (at least, I can't....)

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    We get down to LA from the Bay Area once or twice a year to visit family. We'd planned to go on a tour when we were down a couple of months ago but my husband's Grandma was having problems, so instead we went to help out and see how she was doing. We'll get a tour in on one of our upcoming trips though.

    Grandma Lucy is doing much better and has more help and support now as well.
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    I have a tattoo convention on the Queen Mary in Long Beach in June. Im going to try to get away to take the tour and then take a Hollywood pubcrawling tour. I can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JefeStone View Post
    I have a tattoo convention on the Queen Mary in Long Beach in June. Im going to try to get away to take the tour and then take a Hollywood pubcrawling tour. I can't wait.
    The queen Mary? As in one of the most haunted places on earth? Sorry Gary! : crawls in Jefe's suitcase :

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    ill never make it for the tour tooo damn far away
    id love ot go tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by W Axl Rose View Post
    What I want to know is when Scott's getting his arse back to England but this time with the specially prepared European tour he's going to do for us.

    I thought something along the lines of cruising to the tunnel in Paris followed by a haggish dinner of Steak Dianne in the Ritz. All with Graham Norton masks and our Hag t-shirts on.

    I'll get to L.A but it's gonna be a while.
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    I'll be going in about 14 months. I'm stopping in LA on the way to my honeymoon

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    I just took it this past June and before that 15 or so years. Always well worth it and great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JefeStone View Post
    I have a tattoo convention on the Queen Mary in Long Beach in June. Im going to try to get away to take the tour and then take a Hollywood pubcrawling tour. I can't wait.
    Unfortunatly, All the rooms onboard are booked up already so I have to find something close to the ship. I heard that ship is haunted as hell. I tattooed there last year and I didnt feel any bad vibes but I was to busy to notice anyting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JefeStone View Post
    Unfortunatly, All the rooms onboard are booked up already so I have to find something close to the ship. I heard that ship is haunted as hell. I tattooed there last year and I didnt feel any bad vibes but I was to busy to notice anyting.
    That must be fun though to go to all those conventions. All the guys that work at the tattoo parlor where I get my tats go every year to LA and some used to work there too. Sounds like a fun time.

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    Its a blast. I cant believe I get paid to do what I do. I am so lucky.

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    You are lucky. But then, it takes a certain kind of talent. Not everyone can do what you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Michaels View Post
    Oh you went there, didn't you.?!
    Lol, Paris?

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    So has anyone considered this weekend? Scott, are you going to be the one hosting?
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    We took the "basic tour" this past October, and it was truly memorable, and so much fun!
    We're getting an entire group together now to take the Helter Skelter tour next summer...can't WAIT....



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    Took the tour this past May on my Birthday..love to go back again someday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoopy View Post
    Took the tour this past May on my Birthday..love to go back again someday!
    I took the tour in May as well. when did you take it in May?

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    I'll have to make do with people's experiences, as alas I don't think I'll be going to L.A. in the near future.
    But if I ever do....

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    OH!!!! I love that one too! smooch to smooch. I'll come see ya next time I'm visiting family in OK. OK? lol.
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    My friend David and I have made Hollywood our yearly vacation, during the week of Marilyn's b-day. We make a point of taking the tour each year.
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    My trip to LA 1

    This last summer I went to LA. I went with 4 other friends. The four of are all Marilyn Monroe fans. We spent 5 days in LA. On June 1st, marilyn's birthday we went to her crypt. It was my first time there. It was an amzing experience, and probably the best vaction I took in my life. I hoping to go again in 2008. Here are most of the pictures.

    Judy Garland's star:


    Ginger Rogers' star:


    Marilyn Monroe's star:


    Grauman's Chinese Theatre:

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    Where are you from? Nice pictures. You guys should have stayed in that hotel that is supposedly haunted by Marilyn Monroe!



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    Betty Grable's Prints:


    Jean Harlow's prints:


    Marilyn Monroe's Prints:


    Egyptian Theatre (where The Asphalt Jungle premiered. The movie that made Marilyn a star):

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    Roosevelt Hotel:


    Lobby at the Roosevelt:


    Pool at the Roosevelt (Marilyn was photographed a couple of times here):


    Mirorr that Marilyn once owned (Notice the glowing image inside the mirorr in the background):

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    Clock tower from Back To The Future at Universal Studios:


    Me with the Marilyn impersonator at Unversal:


    Me with Scott:


    R&B singer Sam Cooke's house. Ummmm driveway:

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    Paramount Studios:


    House from the tv show Happy Days:


    The Viper Room (where River Phoenix overdosed):


    Jean Harlow's house:

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    House from the movie What Ever Happened To Baby Jane:


    Bela Legosi's house:


    Marilyn's favorite flower shop:


    House shown in the begining of A Rebel Without A Cause:

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    Capitol Records:


    Church where the high school dance from Back To The Future was shot in, where The Wonders recorded there one hit wonder in That Thing You Do, and the famous Baptism scene in The Godfather was shot in:


    Legendary rock and roll bar Whiskey A-Go Go:


    Orphange where Marilyn was in as a child:

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    The original RKO Water Tower (across from the orphanage)


    Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio's pad:


    The Formosa Cafe (this is the best shot I got. Somebody was standing in the way):


    Me, David, Rachal & Erin at the Formosa, and sitting in the booth Marilyn always requested:

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    Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sign:


    Johnny Ramone:


    Fay Wray:


    Charlie Chaplin Jr.:

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    Mel Blanc:


    Rudolf Valentino:


    Hattie McDaniel (the first African American to win an Academy Award):


    Cecil B. DeMille:

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    Thanks so much for sharing, and thinking of us, I feel like I was on tour with you guys.

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    Tiffany's on Rodeo Drive:


    Santa Monica Beach sign:


    Santa Monica Beach (where on of Marilyn's last photo shoots were at):


    Jack Lemmon:

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    Darrell Zanuck:


    Billy Wilder:


    Rodney Dangerfield:


    Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys:

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    Dean Martin:


    Natalie Wood:


    Ana Lower (one of Marilyn's foster parents):


    Grace Goddard (another one of Marilyn's foster parents):

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    And last but not least Marilyn Monroe. RIP Marilyn:


    Thank you PvN for the advice.

    Hi MrsJamesDean. I am from Colorado. Out of the 4 of us, I was the only one from out of state. At the time I was living in New Mexico. We went to the Roosevelt. I mean the looks of it does seem haunted. Like I mentioned in the picture of the mirror she owned, notice how the image in the mirror of Marilyn is glowing. Pretty freaky. I heard too the room she lived at is closed up.

    Hope you all njoy the pics.

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    Thanks for sharing the pics!
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    Awesome pics! I especially liked the one of Hattie McDaniel's grave/monument. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a great time..

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    I'm so jealous. I don't know anyone who would take a trip like that with me- not even my husband.

    *Sigh* Someday.
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    Thumbs up

    OMG, Mark, thanks so much for sharing these!!

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    Fun pics Mark. Thanks!
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    Nice pics Mark, thank you for sharing them. Poor Natalie's grave look so unkept.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Those pictures are great! Wish you had more!

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    Wow Mark...beautiful weather and awesome pics!! Thank you so much for the trip report, I'm jealous. Looks like you had a blast.

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    Glad you had a GREAT time. Makes me realize what an awesome city I get to live in.

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