ROBERT DE NIRO & MAD MEN IN HOLLYWOOD

WEEK TWO.

Los Angeles sure does have a different feel to the streets of London. There's little walking to meetings, for one, so I'm seeing the town from moving vehicle than by foot. Everything is big and brash, bright and brassy. There's no shortage of luxury cars at the hotels, either!  

It's been an extremely productive week, so before I finish up and fly back Down Under, here's some snaps from about town. 

I've waited a long time to see this sign!

I've waited a long time to see this sign!

The Chinese Theatre which is famous in Hollywood, and you may have seen it in an action scene from Iron Man 3 as well!

The Chinese Theatre which is famous in Hollywood, and you may have seen it in an action scene from Iron Man 3 as well!

I was lucky to be able to spend a couple of days with my good mate Dudge, who has been a staunch supporter of my stories from the very beginning. 

I was lucky to be able to spend a couple of days with my good mate Dudge, who has been a staunch supporter of my stories from the very beginning. 

We went to the fantastic restaurant AGO which is owned by Robert de Niro - the service was unlike anything I've experienced before! 

We went to the fantastic restaurant AGO which is owned by Robert de Niro - the service was unlike anything I've experienced before! 

I had the Osso Bucco. Well, you wouldn't order chicken at a restaurant owned by De Niro, would you?

I had the Osso Bucco. Well, you wouldn't order chicken at a restaurant owned by De Niro, would you?

It's not real, but it's good fun to hold one of these, all the same.

It's not real, but it's good fun to hold one of these, all the same.

This is a very typical street in Beverly Hills - we see them on the TV shows all the time!

This is a very typical street in Beverly Hills - we see them on the TV shows all the time!

Looking down to Santa Monica Boulevard to Beverly Hills - Century City is in the background and that is where Cleopatra was filmed!

Looking down to Santa Monica Boulevard to Beverly Hills - Century City is in the background and that is where Cleopatra was filmed!

Don is looking across Sunset Boulevard to my hotel so at least I can't get lost!

Don is looking across Sunset Boulevard to my hotel so at least I can't get lost!

Even the Beverly Hills Neighbourhood Watch program looks like something from a movie...

Even the Beverly Hills Neighbourhood Watch program looks like something from a movie...

Here's the Dolby Theatre, formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, which hosted the Academy Awards this February.

Here's the Dolby Theatre, formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, which hosted the Academy Awards this February.

Fajitas and Margaritas with my brother-in-arms from Paratrooping days and hugely successful fellow creative capitalist, Bradley Trevor Greive. If you haven't checked out his work yet, do so here.

Fajitas and Margaritas with my brother-in-arms from Paratrooping days and hugely successful fellow creative capitalist, Bradley Trevor Greive. If you haven't checked out his work yet, do so here.

I feel incredibly lucky to be able to have seen these sights between my meetings about town, and I reckon LA will be appearing in a future Intrepid story!

I hope you've enjoyed this mini-series of blogs on my recent travels as much as I have.

If you're in Sydney, see you at the Willoughby Hotel next Thursday 13 June for a Malfajiri Sunset and a few more yarns?  More details here.

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