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    Prop Department

    by Yaqui Written Mar 15, 2014

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    The other stop was at the prop department, which has over 200,000 square feet, encompassing four floors of set dressing including so many wonderful movie treasures and antiques. One of the sets you get to see is the set from the TV show Friends. It was interesting and their were many fans among the tour guests that got real excited to see it and it was enjoyable to see how they appreciated it.

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    Prop Cars

    by Yaqui Written Mar 15, 2014

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    There are a couple of stops and this one excited my youngest son because he got to see real movie cars that he recognized. There are lots of prop cars and a movie green screen you can take a photo and put you into a movie. The capsule is from the Big Bang Theory when Howard went to the space station. The batman cars were all there too and my son was fascinated by all of them.

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    VIP Tour #6

    by Yaqui Written Mar 15, 2014

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    The next segment of the tour was a set from the Big Bang Theory, Last Samuari and Spiderman. Not much impresses my sons, but Bob most certainly kept them entertained. Especially since the last set involved Spiderman. Just keep in mind, there is so much more to the backlot than what I have shared. If your ever in Burbank, this is worth your time.

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    VIP Tour #5

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 15, 2014

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    The tour lasted a long time and our guide Bob was so entertaining throughout the whole tour. He absolutely blew us away when he acted out a scene from The Mask and did a Michael Jackson dance since this building he was standing in front of and street was used in the movie and the MJ video.

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    VIP Tour #4

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 15, 2014

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    The studios are all very interesting and each entrance to a studio has a marker with what Movie or TV show that was filmed there and the year it was constructed. Pretty amazing to know how very old the studio hangers are and that they are still being ultilized.

    They took us into the Big Bang Theory Studio, but we were not allowed to take photo's. The stairs you see, are only a couple of flights, when you see them walk up or down the stairs, they just change the backdrop of each floor. They said they had to actually dig out the bottom floor so the stairs has that appearance of going a complete flight of stairs when only they are only maybe four steps.

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    VIP Tour #3

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    Our tour guide "Bob' was very entertaining. He was illustrating a scene from the TV show Friends. The bottom store front was used during a scene when one of the characters was entering and exiting a book store.

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    VIP Tour #2

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 15, 2014

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    We had a wonderful tour guide name "Bob, who was very detailed with his tour and wanted his guest get involved on actual sets used in movies. One of them was a set used on Million Dollar Baby. You can see in one of the photo's a couple of the guest were acted out a seen. It was very entertaining. The last two photos are of the city back drop they used on the Friends TV show and the park that they used on the show also.

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    VIP Tour Part#1

    by Yaqui Written Mar 15, 2014

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    Myself, my sister, and two boys took the VIP Tour. On this tour you will get to see the historic Warner Bros. back lot. It takes you thru the Jungle's forested lagoon they used during Jurassic Park, then down a midwest street’s quaint town square that they use for Big Bang Theory.The buildings serve double purpose. Most serve as studio offices and the outside as a backdrop set.

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    Warner Brothers Studios

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 15, 2014

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    Warner Brothers Studios is a historic 110-acre business and home to 30 sound stages, 20-acre back-lot that can transformer itself to bustling metropolitan city, a jungle and Main Street, USA. Once called in 1926 as First National Pictures that was once farmland, but by 1928, Warner Bros. bought it after the success of its picture The Jazz Singer, which was the first "talking picture." Since then it has such success during the 1930s, with Little Caesar and The Public Enemy. Stars who graced the premises such as Bette Davis, James Cagney, Paul Muni, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Errol Flynn, and so many others. It’s from here those beloved cartoons sprang most of us grew up on such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester and Tweety Bird.

    If you are interested, they have tours of the facilities. It is highly suggested you get your tickets online because if you get them at the ticket office, its first come, first serve.

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    Do a Hollywood-Style Tour in Burbank/ WB

    by marinarena Updated Apr 9, 2013

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    If you want an insiders look of industry-constructed Hollywood, you'll have to skip the real Hollywood and go north to Burbank.

    A popular studio tour is at Warner Bros.
    If you have a spare few hours to kill, the tour may be just for you. This is a very touristy thing to do but even as a local with an interest in entertainment, a studio tour is an alternative way of fun in greater L.A. The tour is not so cheap. Regular admission is $32. ID is required. Kiddies under 8 are not allowed unfortunately. This is a bit inconvenient for some families!

    Read about the history of the studio on the website.

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    Join Team Coco at WB

    by marinarena Written Apr 9, 2013

    Want a chance to be on TV? Adore Conan O'Brien, aka "Coco"and his antics?
    Get tickets to his Conan show, filming on historic Stage 15 the Warner Bros Lot.

    Tickets are mainly available through online lottery. At first, they were very hard to get but after some time , it is more possible to get tickets for a desired future date. If you have last-minute desire for tickets, come to the 2nd floor of the Gate 8 Warner Brothers parking structure at 6564 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068 before 10am day of taping. (You may be asked to park outside the parking lot and walk up to the 2nd floor, however. See website for more info). A member of Conan's staff (Team Coco) distributes same-day tickets around 10am and give you a time to return by to see if you'll be getting into the show. The queue area for the show starts on the 1st floor of structure.

    Luckily on the first time of coming to this show, I got to be in the very front row and super close to the main camera shooting and Conan himself. I saw his well made up powdery face, carrot-colored hair and blue, blue eyes. And wow, he really looks tall close-up (well, as if knowing that he's 6 feet 4 in didn't clue me in!) If you want to have a good chance to get a front row ticket, arrive early!

    Conan is pretty concise in hosting and delivering jokes. His celebrity guest line-up is usually not so major as NBC's The Tonight Show or CBS' Late Night show- but various well known celebs do the show. I was lucky to have see Conan with famous comedian, Chris Tucker, as a guest. Line-ups are announced often a week in advance on Conan's website so that you can try to score some tix to see a favorite figure on the day of shoot Check for current information.

    Be prepared for being in Conan's audience, just as you would of any live TV taping. There is a bag and body search conducted before entering the studio. Body search is usually a baton swipe for metal detecting and not super touchy-feely Studios do not allow camera picture taking, eating and cell phone use inside. Mostly, security personnel does not confiscate cameras or phone during a search but security measures may be elevated at any time for various reasons. So, better to leave cameras in the car or at home. Leave a cell phone in the car or shut it off completely and put away in pocket or purse.

    In the end, enjoy the free entertainment that is Conan and laugh often!

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    The Guardians Statue

    by Yaqui Written Jul 20, 2012

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    This statue is called, "The Guardians" by Shiela Cavalluzi January 9, 1998. Their is etching on the base that reads: "Burbanks public safety professionals, dedicated to protecting lives and property while serving our community."

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    Burbank Police & Fire Museum

    by Yaqui Written Jul 20, 2012

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    To see this museum, you have to call for an appointment or did what I did, and just peek through the glass. Looks like a really neat museum with lots to offer. Too bad it is not open to the public. There is a really neat mural in the lobby of the station too.

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    Burbanks First City Hall

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    Burbank's first City Hall was built here in 1916. The building housed the offices of the City Council and City Manager, and was also home to the Police and Fire Departments. In 1943, these offices were relocated to the present-day City Hall across the street. The building was demolished in 1959 and replaced by a new Police Headquarters, which stood on this site until 1999. The Burbank Heritage Commission thanks the Cusumano Family for recognizing Burbank's history.

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    Story Hardware

    by Yaqui Written Jul 20, 2012

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    On this site in 1915, Thomas Story with sons Henry and Walter opened Story & Sons Hardware store. Thomas Story was one of Burbank’s earliest pioneers, arriving here in 1877. He opened Burbank’s first livery stable in 1899, and also farmed and sold real estate locally. When Burbank incorporated in 1911, Story became the first President of the Board of Trustees, an office corresponding to the current position of Mayor. Story died in 1937, but Story’s Hardware continued to operate on this site until 1986.

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