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Thread started 09/02/19 6:51am

donnyenglish

Prince Sights in Los Angeles

I am heading to LA. Can someone give a list of Prince places to visit?
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Reply #1 posted 09/02/19 8:34am

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donnyenglish said:

I am heading to LA. Can someone give a list of Prince places to visit?

The different "3121" homes.
The second address, Boozer's, is easily found in The Smoking Gun.

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Reply #2 posted 09/02/19 9:10am

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The Hollywood sign. Venice Beach. Griffith Park Observatory.
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Reply #3 posted 09/02/19 2:46pm

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Don't quote me, but I think Silverlake too.

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Reply #4 posted 09/02/19 3:29pm

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It's cool to drive by Sunset Sound. A good chunk of his classic, pre-Paisley Park songs and albums were recorded there.

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Reply #5 posted 09/02/19 9:20pm

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Sure, you can drive by a building, but that's what - 20 seconds of your time to oohh and aahh?? (read: Sunset Sound). But if you're into that in a city like Los Angeles...

The Huntington Apts that Apollonia was staying in (the exterior shots) is at 752 Main Street, downtown LA between 7th and 8th. In fact, you can also see the taller white building on 7th and Main, that's in the background of those shots looking north.

The exterior of Morris's apartment: 738 S. Mariposa Ave. (Tudor Apts)

The Taste, which was never called that, is a restaurant (you can still see the gray slate brickwork on the sides of the doorway to know which building) is across from that tall white building mentioned above (just past 7th street, on the east side of Main). It's next to a place called Kendall's. The address is like 654 or similar.

The 3121 house is a big house but it's on private property. Not a place to go snooping past being on the public road. You maybe never really get a good shot of it anyway. You can google it, but I think it's on Sierra Vista Way or something.

There is an exterior shot of Prince riding by on the sidewalk on his motorcycle during "Let's Go Crazy" that is not First Avenue. It's the Wiltern theater at 3790 Wilshire Blvd. It's a flash in the pan shot, so not sure how visit-worthy it is, really.

I'd go w/ the other recommendations, though. Griffith Park Observatory. Take a day and simply go hiking in Runyon Canyon. Take water, and a camera, it's beautiful but you'll get a work out to work up an appetite for later. Venice Beach is great for a low key day.

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