Thursday, July 4th
The Sons of the Desert International Convention activities will continue one year from today!
A walking tour of the Hollywood area will be available in the morning. Sons will see a mural that features the boys along with a who’s who of Hollywood. On the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you can pose with the stars of Stan, Ollie, Hal Roach, Edgar Kennedy, Billy Gilbert, Harry Langdon, Spanky and many more! You’ll also walk past the Knickerbocker Hotel where Laurel and Hardy were surprised on This is Your Life and see the El Capitan Theater (now Avalon Theater), which is where they filmed the TV program. And, of course, you’ll be able to stand at the famous Hollywood and Vine corner.
Dinner is on your own at one of the fine historic restaurants near the hotel. There are many choices available. Stan enjoyed eating at the Pig ‘n Whistle. And a trip to historic Hollywood is not complete without dinner at the city’s oldest restaurant, Musso and Franks. For the less adventurous, there are the usual McDonalds, fast food or pizza-by-the-slice places, too.
This evening will feature the Our Gang Reunion. Former members of Our Gang will be on hand for an autograph session and discussion before a screening of selected films.
Are we having fun yet? You bet and there are two more days left!
More big business to come!
All convention events still are in the planning stages and some contracts have not be finalized, thus the order of events may be changed or moved to another day or omitted. At this point, I am 90 percent sure these events will come off as planned.