Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer's Guide to Exploring Southern California's Great Outdoors

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2007 - Travel - 432 pages

LET THE MOVIES BE YOUR GUIDE!

* Hike THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE Trail!
* Behold the KILL BILL Chapel!
* Enter THE DOORS Indian Caves!
* Swim at BEACH BLANKET BINGO's Malibu!
* Escape to SOME LIKE IT HOT's Resort!
* Raft the STAGECOACH River!
* Explore HIGH PLAIN DRIFTER's Ghostly Lake!
* Trek to the LOST HORIZON Waterfall!
* Discover the STAR WARS Sand Dunes!

Here is the first comprehensive guide to Southern California's outdoor filming locations taking you to more than 50 of the Golden State's most cinematic beaches, mountains, deserts, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls. Illustrated with over 100 scenic photos and 20 easy-to-read maps, Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer's Guide to Exploring Southern California's Great Outdours not only takes you to movie history's most memorable destinations, but also recommends places to dine and lodge along the way, from mountain hideaways to beach side resorts.

Written by inveterate movie buffs and outdoors enthusiasts Harry Medved and Bruce Akiyama, these two native Southern Californians have interviewed dozens of actors, filmmakers, location scouts and rangers to help you explore Hollywood's most spectacular scenery.

 

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Contents

MOVIE BEACHES
1
MOVIE DESERTS
113
MOVIE MOUNTAINS
189
MOVIE LAKES AND RIVERS
329
The Best of Southern Californias Cinematic Outdoors
379
Southern California Road Thrillers
387
Index
391
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A Southern California native, Medved has served as an entertainment publicist for Yahoo!, Warner Bros. Online and the Screen Actors Guild. Prior to creating the "Lost and Found" travel column for the Pasadena Star-News, he co-authored the popular movie books The Fifty Worst Films of All Time, The Golden Turkey Awards and The Hollywood Hall of Shame. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife Michele and family.

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