When I left off with my story a whole week ago, I was in the middle of telling you about last summer’s trip to Hollywood. I got side tracked for a few days going to the Houston Livestock Show to watch my youngest show her lamb and goat and then on to the George Strait Roping in Boerne. We had a great livestock show – she got both the lamb and the goat into the sale and in fact both the lamb and the goat in the sales, placing 4th with each one. Congratulations go out to our lamb breeder, Adam Lira of Double L Club Lambs on their Grand Champion Southdown, shown by the Kaplan Family. In the goat ring, the Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by one of our show team members, McKenna Bergman. It was bred by Pfeiffer Farms and came to Texas via our team leader, Glen Martin. We are taking orders now for the fall shows so give us a shout if you need a lamb or a goat.
Now back to my Hollywood story. To catch you up to date, Gary, Abby and I took off driving to Seattle last May to meet up with our other family and friends for an Alaskan cruise. The rest of the group flew to Seattle but since I am not a fan of flying, I talked my husband into a cross country trip. So far I have taken you across New Mexico and Arizona and now made our way to Hollywood.
After my close encounter with Elton John, my trip was made. I was happy – I had finally seen a celebrity – well really two because of Randy Jackson. But I still knew of some spots I wanted to check out. The next day we made the 30 mile trip to the coast and specifically Malibu. I was just sure that if all the paparazzi could find Matthew McConaughey hanging around his travel trailer and throwing a frisbee on the beach that surely I could find him too. I am not too sure where Matthew was on that particular day but my travel partners were tired of looking so we headed back towards the city via Calabasas. We had to go through Calabasas to visit the Kardashian sister’s boutique, DASH. We finally located it tucked away in a little strip center and to our dismay it was closed on Sundays. This star sighting business was proving to be harder than I thought!
We decided to stay long enough on Monday to visit one studio and after asking around it seemed that Warner Brothers was the tourist favorite. The tour of Warner Brothers studio probably was my second favorite event of Hollywood after seeing Elton. The sets and costumes were all really cool. We saw some vintage costumes worn by major stars. There was a movie filming at the time. Happens to be opening in a week or so and is the new movie with Jennifer Lopez. We didn’t get to see Jennifer but we did see her twins with their nannies. The sound stages are really cool and when we go back I want to get audience tickets for one of their shows. We visited the sound stage for Two and a Half Men and saw the set of a little show that turned big, called Friends. After three hours of touring Warner Brothers that went by way too quick, it was on to San Francisco.
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Each sound stage has one of these plaques that lists the movies and television programs that have been filmed on that particular sound stage. Stage 7, built in 1927, was home to filming of such greats as 42nd Street in 1933, Casablanca in 1943, the original Ocean's Eleven in 1960 and television shows such as the Jimmy Stewart Show in 1971 and currently is the sound stage for Without a Trace.
Who recognizes the famous couch?