The 2012-edition 3-tickets series “The Icons of Hollywood” will highlight the Capitol Records building, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl. The tickets are good for admission to Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes and are anticipated to be a high quality collectible memento. Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes, a 75-minute guide-led journey revealing the story of Hollywood from its Golden Age to present day, is the only walking tour in Los Angeles and the only tour that uses a live state of the art adjustable audio system that allows all patrons to hear the guide up to 300 feet, regardless of the surrounding noise.
Red Line Tours Hollywood Behind the Scenes is undisputedly one of Hollywood’s most popular and enduring attractions and has become part of Hollywood’s modern history. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt used Red Line Tours Downtown LA tour to help prepare for his role in “500 Days of Summer,” and Clare Danes toured with founder Tony Hoover as part of a piece on her early days in theatre.
The Red Line Tour guides dispel myths and often reveal unknown behind the scenes stories, classic movie palaces, history of the Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame lore... and Hollywood's hidden hideaways of the Stars, while taking patrons inside venues generally restricted to the public. Even many native Angelinos may learn new tidbits about their own city such as:
* At which Theatre for which film was the first gala movie premiere?
—Robin Hood, 1922 at the Egyptian Theatre
* Which Star on the walk of fame is the most sought after by tourists?
* Who saved the Hollywood Sign from destruction?
—Alice Cooper and Hugh M. Hefner
* Who was the first female actress to demand $1 million for a film?
—Elizabeth Taylor for “Cleopatra”
* Where was the first Academy Awards Held?
—The Roosevelt Hotel and they lasted 20 minutes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andre Miripolsky's keen understanding of pop imagery and energy has resulted in collaborations with Elton John, Bette Midler, Quincy Jones, Rolling Stones, Gato Barbieri, Robin Williams, Beastie Boys, Cheap Trick, MTV and"The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. Commissioned by MTV's "Rock and Jock B-Ball Jam," Miripolsky made basketball history by painting a mural directly on UCLA's center basketball court at Pauley Pavillion. From 1997 - 2004,Miripolsky was commissioned by NBC's "The Tonight Show" to create and paint a considerable collection of huge scenic paintings and floors for the guest bands' segment of the show. This was the first time in the over 50 year history of "The Tonight Show" that NBC commissioned an outside visual artist to create original scenic art of this scale. An "Absolut Artist of the '90s,"Miripolsky created his inaugural Absolut Vodka ad in 1991. Miripolsky was invited to have a 25-year career retrospective showing at the Vincent Price Gallery at East Los Angeles College. Starting in 2004 and continuing into 2005, Miripolsky was asked to rebrand the look and identity for the Jewish Chabad's "L'Chaim To Life" internationally broadcast telethon. Mattel asked Miripolsky if he would lend his unique approach in creating a one-of-a-kind soon to be released "Art Barbie." In conjunction with the revolutionary redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles, Andre Miripolsky was commissioned by the Central City Association of L.A. to create a large 3-D wall sculpture depicting his vision of the exploding Downtown L.A. skyline. This image, coupled with his phrase "Viva L.A." has blossomed into much acclaim and is very well on its way in the branding of the new and improved Downtown L.A. Miripolsky's deep commitment and participation in timely social and political causes is reflected in his artistic vision. He has collaborated with the United Nations Artist and Performers Against Apartheid Symposium, was commissioned by the Director's Guild of America to create a new look for "The Artist's Rights Foundation" (founded by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese), and he designed a limited-edition poster to raise funds for inner city youth of Chicago. Along the same lines, he has been working for several years with Pro-Peace, AIDS Project Los Angeles, and Artists for Disarmament.