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Hollywood, California

Obscura Society LA: Odd Hollywood

Uncover strange and unusual landmarks and history lurking beneath the surface of Hollywood's most popular tourist trap.

Hollywood Boulevard is one of the most iconic and heavily visited tourist attractions in Los Angeles. However, the neighborhood is home to much more than just the Walk of Fame.

On August 27th, join Adam Papagan (The OJ Tour, There’s a Place) for a locals-only exploration of Hollywood Boulevard’s quirkier landmarks. We’ll meet celebrity impersonators, see the forgotten remnants of rock’n roll history, and check out the many unique contributions to the boulevard by the Church of Scientology. An afternoon of celebrity deaths, eccentric architecture, and unusual characters, followed by happy hour at a themed bar*. Hooray for Hollywood.

Adam Papagan is an artist, comedian, and talk show host from Los Angeles, California. His past projects include immersive video installations, collaborations with outsider musician David Liebe Hart, and a tour of the sites made famous by the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. He also hosts There's a Place on Dromebox.com and Inside Outside on KCHUNG Radio. A native of Los Angeles, Adam enjoys sharing his unique take on the city with others.

Notes for this adventure:

Meet in front of the Chinese Theater.

This event is strictly 21+; please bring I.D.

*Happy hour drinks not included in ticket price.

This is a two mile walking tour. Please dress for the weather. 

Parking can be difficult in this area. Parking structure at Hollywood & Highland offers $2 parking for up to 2 hours with validation from participating shops.

Go Metro! There is a Red Line Station at Hollywood / Highland.

No public bathrooms until the end of the tour. Please come prepared.

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