Wednesday, June 4, 2008

BEA LA #1: Studio visit

I got off the plane, rented a convertible (yum), and headed--of course--to Hollywood. My plan, see what there was to see there and then go to Warner Brothers Studios and get into one of the studio tours. As someone who loves movies, a studio tour was a must.

The drive started out great, even though I couldn't quite read the map with the wind blowing it around. Got lost. Got found. Got confused. Finally got onto Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. It's beautiful, and I had plenty of time to admire the lush gorgeousness while parked in Friday afternoon traffic.

No problem, I turned the music up and crept along. Once I got started again, the thing that struck me was that many things in LA look vagely familiar. From movies, perhaps? But sometimes that is a problem, because you think you know where you are when of course you don't. Funny. Sort of. I finally did get to WB Studios and saw lots of cool stuff.
Including:
The orginal costumes from the Matrix movies
Several street sets, including the ones used in the Sarah Connor Chronicles.
The Mac 5 car from the movie Speed Racer.
The Central Perk set from Friends. That's the couch in the right hand corner of the picture.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow good thing you got lost to see all those wonderful things. (G)
Hugs!
Lisa

Isabelle Drake said...

LOL ! Don't try to read a map with the top down.