|The infamous Las Palmas Hotel|
If the above structure looks vaguely familiar, look again. You probably have seen it before, as it is the film home of Julia Roberts' character in the movie Pretty Woman.
|Julia Roberts on the fire escape, in a scene from the movie|
On our recent tour of Hollywood, we drove past the building for Eva's sake. It's right off Hollywood Boulevard, so it's not hard to find. Eva got a kick out of seeing this building, which she recognized from the movie.
|Eva by the hotel|
Of course, we started quoting lines from the movie: Big mistake. HUGE mistake.
It's fun to quote films. Do you speak movie, too? I'll bet you do. We are products of our culture, after all, are we not?
|It looks considerably nicer these days, than it did in the movie|
|Getting that photo op!|
When I worked down at the Los Angeles Harbor I saw movie crews all the time. San Pedro's Ports O'Call has doubled for quite a few places on earth. It's fun when you're in on the secret.
For Pretty Woman fans, here is the glamorous hotel that our hero, Richard Gere, takes the Pretty Woman to: