By Don Young, Marge Young, Marjorie Young
Exploring the attractions of southern California, this advisor indicates the reader the place to absorb a 3-hitter, rollerblade the boardwalks, browse at paintings fairs and sportfish. a distinct part covers daytrips around the border into Mexico, with tips about crossing the border, customs and protection.
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Three studios are devoted to the post-production arts of animation, film editing, and sound recording and mixing, while the electronic library contains print archives, pre-recorded historical material, and an electronic job bank. The Max Factor Museum is at 1666 N. , 213/466-8506, where the idly curious can see lingerie and bras once worn by such sex symbols as Madonna, Cher, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Cyd Charisse, Ethel Merman, Shirley MacLaine, Mae West, Bette Davis, Loretta Young, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Collins, Greta Garbo, Doris Day, and - oh, yes - Milton Berle and Tony Curtis.
Housed in the 18-room 1905 Fenyes Mansion, the museum conducts regular tours. But Los Angeles has more to celebrate than its ethnic diversity. , 213/744-7400 or 744-2014, which has an IMAX Theater, 213/744-2015. , 213/744-3466, which has more than 30 halls and galleries to examine, and the Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center for children. Exposition Park contains a 16,000-seat sports arena, the Los Angeles Swimming Stadium and the 92,000-seat Los Angeles Coliseum, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics and is the USC football team's home field.
San Pedro This is the actual Port of Los Angeles, one of the nation's largest deep-water ports. Fort MacArthur, now inactive, overlooks the harbor. It houses an interesting museum at 3601 S. , 310/548-7705 or 548-2631. The walls of the old fort measure 16 to 30 feet thick, and there are four batteries, each with a 14-inch seacoast gun capable of firing up to 14 miles. Point Vicente Lighthouse, 31501 Palos Verdes Dr. West, 310/541-0334, was erected in 1926 atop a 130-foot high bluff. It is said that the ghost of a woman who hurled herself into the sea after it claimed the life of her sailor sweetheart walks the lighthouse tower each night.