Above ground, Broadway was lined with glorious, glamorous art deco theatres. Below, something very different was brewing.
It is tacky as hell, but wandering along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, looking at the names on the stars in weirdly compelling.
There's a special spot on board Qantas 747s where you'll get more space at no extra cost.
Los Angeles is home to a whole world of different cuisines.
Don't spend those precious international hours lolling about at the airport.
Hotel Normandie is a rare retro gem: reasonably priced, friendly and comfortable.
American Airlines service is efficient, but rather brusque.
This hotel is neatly placed between the attractions of both Hollywood and coastal Santa Monica.
Sky-scraping palm trees line Hollywood's shimmering boulevards as sun-drenched LA's pace takes on a more relaxed tone compared to a big city's usual hustle and bustle. It's star-studded locals flock to its renowned surf beaches via classic routes and highways. Ignore its tarnished reputation - this cultural mish-mash, its gleaming malls, and its ability to reinvent itself makes LA a truly fascinating Californian metropolis.