Exploring Historic Homes of the Stars

聖塔莫尼卡、美國

由 Hadley 舉辦的體驗

60 分鐘, 使用的語言:英語
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Join me for a historical beachfront walking tour of this "Gold Coast" stretch of Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica, known by many as “The American Riviera” or “Rolls Royce Row.” Once home to stars like Cary Grant and Greta Garbo, it was one of America's most exclusive and fabled streets during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. The 30 or so eclectically styled summer "cottages" along this stretch were designed by some of California's most notable architects, including Richard Neutra, Wallace Neff, and Julia Morgan. We’ll view the exteriors of the remaining homes of heavyweights like Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge, recounting tales from the storied coast's scandalous past.
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This will be a walking tour on the beach, covering about 1.5 miles. Dress appropriately. This event is weather-dependent. If we are expecting significant rain, we will cancel the event. Tickets will be refunded or transferred to a rescheduled date, depending on your availability.
Join me for a historical beachfront walking tour of this "Gold Coast" stretch of Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica, known by many as “The American Riviera” or “Rolls Royce Row.” Once home to stars like Cary Grant and Greta Garbo, it was one of America's most exclusive and fabled streets during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. The 30 or so eclectically styled summer "cottages" along this stretch were designed by some of California's most nota…

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Hi. I’m Hadley, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I am a journalist based in Los Angeles. I primarily write about hidden and forgotten Los Angeles histories and consider myself an inquisitive urban explorer. I have a personal mission to make the past accessible to everyone. I have led tours for both Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art for many years.
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We will explore the "Gold Coast" stretch of Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica, including the home of Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge. We will meet at the Annenberg Community Beach House.

在9則評價中平均獲得4.44星(滿分5星)。

Celia
2021年3月
Good tour, especially if you are staying in Santa Monica area. Super interesting to learn some new things about the architecture / history of all the beautiful homes. Changed how I look at houses as I am walking around. Great tour guide.
Jennifer
2020年11月
Hadley’s tour is amazing! Definitely check it out! I found it fascinating because I had no idea all these beautiful homes had so much history and were so large inside. I love how much research Hadley does, as it really makes the tour a one-of-a-kind experience. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Amy
2020年2月
Hadley is so knowledgeable and involves you in the tour so you are not just being talked at the entire time. I highly recommend her and this tour
Dale
2019年12月
This was a lot of fun. I’ve bikes past the homes for years without realizing the F. Scott Fitzgerald lived there, and Louis B. Mayer lived there, and this is the house that JFK used to party at, and that’s where Cary Grant and Randolph Scott used to live together. Great body of knowledge!
Conny
2019年10月
Hadley is a perfect tour guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable as had written extensively in the subject of historic homes along Santa Monica’s famed Gold Coast. She interwove wonderfully detailed stories about Hollywood Stars and moguls, giving us a fantastic glimpse into their lives/lifestyles. HAdley’s voice projects with excellent volume and cadence, making it easy for all to hear. She invited questions and had perfect answers. Highly recommend any your that HAdley leads!
Brynn
2019年10月
This tour just didn't seem ready for prime time. The guide was reading from a script and there's still a lot of unknowns about who lived in the "cottages" and how much the current iterations resemble the original architecture. The information provided wasn't much more illuminating than a typical plaque on the side of a building. Because there aren't any actual plaques we were grateful to learn what we could but felt for the cost there wasn't enough substance, especially for something coming from Atlas Obscura. The guide could have brought more to the table storytelling-wise to make things more entertaining and evocative in lieu of limited archival documentation (or, do more research). Only recommended for other folks who know who Norma Talmadge is and can bring their own contextual knowledge and Old Hollywood reveries to the proceedings.

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