Can you believe Warner Bros. has been around for 95 YEARS!?
To celebrate this incredible milestone, the world-famous Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is dedicating a new exhibit and tour to its already iconic roster, and the Celeb Secrets team had a chance to preview it before its official debut on May 4th, 2018.
The Classics Made Here tour and exhibit takes guests back to Hollywood’s Golden Age with a tour focused on award-winning titles that have shot on the iconic Warner Bros. Studios backlot throughout the ages. Each tour is led by a specially trained guide, whose passion for TV and filmmaking includes extensive knowledge of Warner Bros.’ classic library titles ranging from Casablanca, My Fair Lady, Rebel Without a Cause and TV shows such as Maverick, The Waltons and Batman plus many more.
The special preview kicked off with a champagne toast and an on-site interview with film critic Leonard Maltin and actress Carole Cook, who is most known for her roles in The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, and Palm Springs Weekend. Maltin recounted the lot’s history along with interviewing Cook about her early days in cinema, while sharing some of her most memorable moments throughout her acting career. She even expressed her excitement for the addition of a tour dedicated to honoring the classics!
After the ceremony, it was off to the tour cart to experience the magic! The two-hour intimate tour takes you back in time to the spots on the lot where classics such as Casablanca, The Hard Way, and Gilmore Girls were filmed. It re-traces the steps of Hollywood legends such as James Dean, Bette Davis, and Edward G.Robinson while enlightening tourers with facts about the history behind the studio gates and the revolution of the entertainment business.
The final stop of the tour was Stage 48: Script to Screen, which is a special exhibit that displays never-before-seen costumes and props from the Warner Bros. archive! Featuring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart’s costumes worn in Casablanca and the iconic red jacket worn by James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause, the exhibit also houses costumes from films like Deception, Gangsters,Young Man with a Horn and at least a dozen gowns worn in My Fair Lady. It was surreal to get an up close and personal look at the rare outfits used in the classics we all know and love!
The Classics Made Here Tour is a must-see for classic film fans who want to travel back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood. You can purchase tickets here, and make sure to catch the Classics Made Here Tour beginning May 4th!