TCM Hollywood Tour iPhone app brings the past to life

Jul 20, 2012
Entertainment

Whether you’re a native Californian or just a movie buff on a west coast vacation, there’s a new fame-centric app that is worth checking out in TCM Hollywood Tour. TCM Hollywood Tour brings the old “map of the stars” into the iPhone age by providing not just a handy map dotted with the homes of […]

Whether you’re a native Californian or just a movie buff on a west coast vacation, there’s a new fame-centric app that is worth checking out in TCM Hollywood Tour. TCM Hollywood Tour brings the old “map of the stars” into the iPhone age by providing not just a handy map dotted with the homes of some of Hollywood’s most illustrious stars of yore, but also additional biographical information that helps illuminate just what made these people or locations so famous to begin with.

Of course, as the Turner Classic Movies portion of the app’s name implies, you won’t find the address to any current celebrity’s L.A. locales in the app. Instead, Hollywood Tour provides 100 pinned spots ranging from movie studios and famous auditoriums or restaurants featured in films to the homes of classic stars like Barbara Stanwyck, Doris Day, Lucille Ball and many others.

The pins show up on an easy-to-use map, but are also listed alphabetically if you’re dying to know if a particular celebrity or location has been included. Dreamers can use the self-guided tour, but TCM Hollywood Tour also provides a guided tour that will lead you through a tour of all of the top spots.

Although TCM Hollywood Tour lacks the gossipy nature of Hollywood news in 2012, longtime fans of celebrity culture should find plenty to appreciate within this charming ode to old-school celebrity and film. It’s certainly more useful if you happen to be in California to scout out the 100 locations listed, but even as a fun biographical source TCM Hollywood Tour is worth a look.

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Dan Kricke

Dan Kricke has been playing with electronics and writing about them for years. He loved his Sega Dreamcast and now the PlayStation 3. On the iPhone, he's a fan of sports apps and anything that offers new music.

 

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