Help me find the really hidden Los Angeles
January 14, 2011 1:57 PM Subscribe
Help me find some Los Angeles secrets!
posted by Astro Zombie to Travel & Transportation around Los Angeles, CA (24 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be in LA for four says next week, and don['t need advice on the touristy things, or even the stuff locals know about, as I used to live there.
I'm looking for the really hidden stuff. The stuff you need to know somebody to see. The private collections, the things in bottles in basements, the tunnels that lead from someplace surprising to someplace unexpected, and you need a key to open.
Some examples from when I lived there: Forry Ackerman's house was a museum of science fiction and horror films, and he'd show you around, if you asked (I did.) Russ Meyer also had a museum of his old film stuff, and would likewise show you around (regretfully, I never asked.) I've seen collections of antique guns, private collections of shriner photos, and gotten a private tour of New York's Sex Museum from its curator by asking in advance, and now I'm asking you.
Do you know anything surprising, outstanding, and hidden to the outside world that you can access, or know somebody who can?