I wonder what strangers who come to see L.A. do when they get here .
Is there a Los Angeles , or is it a collection of other cities masquerading as a city ? Do visitors actually go downtown to L.A. ?
But , why not go to the beach , to Santa Monica , or to Malibu , or to Venice or to Long Beach , etc. ?
Or , go see Hollywood . Go to Grauman’s Chinese Theater and navigate the small army of costumed hawkers hoping to separate tourists from their petty cash ? Go to Hollywood and wonder where the movie stars are , because they’re not here , and perhaps ponder why the place is so run down .
Most of the studios went north over the hill to the San Fernando Valley , to Studio City , or to North Hollywood , etc . Go there , perhaps , and visit Universal Studios . Did you already take the bus tour , mostly cruising around Beverly Hills , of the movie stars ‘ homes ?
Good luck finding L.A. if you have never been and you come to visit . Come out to Arcadia during horse race season and visit the Santa Anita track .
Or , are you more of a Disneyland type ? That’s 35 miles away , down in Anaheim .
Ada and I are going downtown ( Los Angeles ) today . I’ll let you know how it is . But , you may say , ” I thought you live there ” because when you asked me where I live I told you Los Angeles . Los Angeles is the generic term for the whole conception . When you’re from out of town I tell you ” L.A. ”
But , I live in Arcadia . It’s right next to Pasadena . You , know , in Los Angeles .