The Movieland Directory (TMD) is an historic reference guide with information taken from a myriad of resources over many years: E.J. studies census tracts from the first half of the 20th century, he culls addresses and stories from within the content of Movieland biographies and histories, and from memorabilia such as address books, to name just a few.
TMD contains over 53,000 unique addresses and over 95,000 entries in total: addresses to celebrites and Movieland employees both major and minor, film locations, and other historic sites in and around Los Angeles and Hollywood.
How do you attack a list this gigantic?
Follow your own interests, and then let chance be your guide! .
We are not perfect, though we shoot for it. We may have fat-fingered an entry in the address list. We may have relied on a source in error. EJ is careful enough that he will actually note a location as "unconfirmed" if he wants to find more support for that entry. And, we are happy to hear feedback on accuracy and documented suggestions for corrections or additions to TMD. We are continuously editing this list, e.g, we are in the process of adding zip codes to better interact with online mapping and routing services.
Things change. As in every city, street names and numbering schemes change over long periods. Where we know that an address has been renumbered, you will see that in a comment associated with the address or the person.
Map services. When our site passes an address to the map services provided by Yahoo!, Google, or Microsoft, those services may not always respond as we expect. For instance, if we say that an address is in West Hollywood, but the mailing address falls into a Los Angeles zip code, each site will handle that slightly differently. Some recognize West Hollywood, some do not.
Keep us posted! We welcome and appreciate your feedback as we strive for perfection. Please send us your suggested corrections or updates. We should get back to you within 24 hours.
NOTE: WE ARE NOT GEARED TOWARD AUTOGRAPH SEEKERS! We find that those sites generally provide you with an office address for an agent or assistant. Those are fine services, but they don't do you much good when you're actually visiting Los Angeles.