Regular admission to this popular movie buff and collectors show is $30, but by arriving early at 10am and BUYING ONLINE DISCOUNTED TICKETS OFF GOLDSTAR (while supplies last!!!) we can get in for ONLY $11 (but the stipulation is that discount ticketholders must arrive early at 10am before the crowds arrive in mass). Hotel parking is also separate and not included in the admission fee.
Though some people refer to these types of shows as "has been" shows, it is a great way to see your favorite movie and TV celebrities from the past IN PERSON. And needless to say these types of events also provide some degree of campy, looky loo value as well.
You can pay optional (mostly affordable) autograph fees and have a favorite star sign/personalize a head shot of themselves to you. Or you can peruse collectors tables with rare posters, lobby cards, movie props and other memorabilia.
Set to appear IN PERSON at this year's show are Tippi Hedren, Mamie Van Doren, Dirk Benedict, Angie Dickinson, surviving cast members of Petticoat Junction (sadly minus Bea Benaderet who died in 1968 and as few people know was intended to be the original Ethel Mertz character on "I Love Lucy") as well as many other actors from the past. This star-studded gathering regularly features various cast reunions from hit TV shows and movies--particularly from the '70s and '80s through today. Going stronger than ever since its first event in L.A. in 1979, The Hollywood Show boasts an array of vendors also selling comic books, vintage magazines and other entertainment memorabilia.
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WE WILL TAKE A BRUNCH BREAK AT NOON, GET OUR HAND STAMPED AND WALK TO THE NEARBY DAILY GRILL RESTAURANT LOCATED IN THE SAME BUILDING (a brunch menu weblink with prices follows below)...
Parking: Hotel event parking is $7 or if you don't mind walking a couple of blocks you might score some free street parking. Carpooling with other members is another option.
PLEASE DO NOT R.S.V.P. UNTIL YOU PRE-PURCHASE YOUR ADMISSION TICKET ONLINE VIA GOLDSTAR--unless you are otherwise willing and prepared to pay the full, regular $30 admission price at the door. Thank you!