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Anything worth doing in LA?

So I've had an interesting opportunity arise! I've gotten a modeling engagement in Los Angeles where they are paying for my trip. I will be out in the city next week from Monday to Friday, and I've even gotten an additional job for while I'm out there.

It's a cool chance, and obviously one I don't have come up for me often. I wish I had some idea what might be a good use of that time for a writer. It's a lovely fantasy to get discovered while I'm out there, isn't it? Just in case, I'm writing up treatments for my scripts and maybe having an elevator pitch in my back pocket for Mrs. Hawking. It's probably a pipe dream, but can't hurt to be prepared, just in case.

Does anyon have any suggestions on what's good to do or see while out there? Even if purely recreationally. I'm not sure what to do with myself during the downtime. Ideas welcome!

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khyros
Jun. 4th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
The LA County Museum of Art is exceptionally lovely and has film screenings where ludicrously famous people sometimes just show up. It's where I has the pleasure of meeting Mel Brooks.

Do you like garlic? You simply have to make it to the Stinking Rose on La Cienega Blvd. Amazing restaurant with things like "40 Clove Garlic Chicken."
khyros
Jun. 4th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the Getty Museum.
blendedchaitea
Jun. 4th, 2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
Where in LA will you be?
breakinglight11
Jun. 4th, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
I've been told "pretty central to LA proper," in the 90025 area code. I know how huge CA is, but I've no idea what the area is like or what it's close to!
blendedchaitea
Jun. 4th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
Well, it looks like the Landmark Nuart Theater is in that zip code. I spent many a night there at the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The shadowcast there is great, if that is your thing.

If you head west on the 10, you'll end up in Venice Beach. Google Maps calls it the Ocean Front Walk. It's beautiful and a lot of fun in a grungy, kitschy sort of way. Somewhere along that walk is an archway that leads into an area with a punk/rockabilly clothing store and a cute little cafe that has a peach chai smoothie that I get every time I visit. Bring some money for the street performers, many of them are very talented. Then again, many of them are stoned out of their minds, so YMMV.

The Getty is great to visit. You ride a monorail from the base of the mountain to get up to the museum. I haven't been there in many years so I can't speak to current exhibits, but it should be fun.

My main recommendation is that if you plan to go anywhere independently that's not walking distance from where you're staying, rent a car. LA had its public transportation system gutted decades ago, and in its current form is a great big pain in the ass to the point of being unusable. A car is the way to go.

Have fun and bring sunscreen! Say hi to the Scientologists on Hollywood Blvd for me.
londo
Jun. 4th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
I concur with "rent a car".

The La Brea tar pits are a neat idea, if you're into that sort of thing.

Mostly I found LA to suck but I did a lot of eating out there, so I have restaurant recommendations for sushi, chili, Indian, etc.
neuromancerzss
Jun. 5th, 2014 01:19 am (UTC)
Not to be negative, but have you checked into both the source of the offer and the people you'd be working with? Like independent verification/recommendations? Flying a new model in to a city that's already pretty close to saturation with pretty girls looking for work is a little unusual and describing the location in terms of an area code sounds warning bells in my head. LA is the center of a lot of cool stuff, but it's also home to some pretty shady people too. Be safe.
blendedchaitea
Jun. 6th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hi again, this has been on my mind, and I wanted to +1 the concerns this fine poster has mentioned. LA is chock-full of starlets and models, it seems fishy to expend the money to fly in talent from across the country. Please be careful.
laurion
Jun. 5th, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
Congrats on the gig. Looking forward to seeing pictures of LA.
natbudin
Jun. 5th, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
Disneyland!
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3


at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
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at 2PM

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Base Instruments
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Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

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"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
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"Adonis" screenplay
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