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Show Biz

August 10, 2000

Show business landmarks and attractions highlighted by Susan King (Page 5).

Audiences Unlimited (818) 506-0043. Free tickets to tapings of TV shows. Call for availability.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, [310] 247-3600). "Film Posters: Highlights of Recent Acquisitions." Also "Dong Kingman: An American Master in Hollywood," highlighting the film-related art of the acclaimed watercolorist. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Admission is free.

Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, [323] 466-3456). See weekend schedule in pullout movie guide.

Frederick's of Hollywood (6608 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, [323] 466-5151). Lingerie shop and museum featuring lingerie of the stars. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free.

Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium Theater (2800 E. Observatory Road, Griffith Park, [323] 664-1191). A Laserium, science exhibits and one of the largest telescopes in the world. The 1935 copper-domed observatory is a Los Angeles landmark, and the site boasts a spectacular view of the city. Daily 12:30-10 p.m. Admission to Hall of Science and telescope is free. Planetarium, $4; seniors, $3; ages 5-12, $2. Call (818) 997-3624 for Laserium show schedules and prices.

Hollywood Entertainment Museum (7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, [323] 465-7900). Exhibits include memorabilia, costumes and a look at the evolution of film and television in Hollywood. On display: "Stars at the Inn: Portraits From Universal Studio Commissary," an exhibition culled from a collection of publicity portraits depicting some of Universal's biggest stars from the 1930s. Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $7.50; seniors and students, $4.50; ages 5-12, $4.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, [323] 469-1181). Cemetery with more than 300 Hollywood legends, including Rudolph Valentino, Tyrone Power and Douglas Fairbanks. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free.

Jerry's Famous Deli (12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, [818] 980-4245).

Mann's Chinese Theater (6925 Hollywood Blvd., just west of Highland, Hollywood, [323] 464-8186). Preserved movie theater with the famous courtyard featuring celebrity hand- and footprints in the cement. See weekend schedule in pullout movie guide.

Paramount Pictures (5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, [323] 956-5000; tickets are purchased at the Visitors Center, 860 N. Gower St.). The two-hour historical and informational tour is a look behind the scenes at a movie and television studio. Mon.-Fri., every half-hour from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Children over age 10 only. $15.

Taping of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC Studios, 3000 W. Alameda Blvd., Burbank, [818] 840-3537). Tickets available beginning at 8 a.m. the day of taping on a first-come, first-served basis with only two tickets per person. Guests over age 16 only. Tickets are free.

Universal Studios Hollywood (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, [818] 508-9600 or [800] 959-9688). Studio back-lot tram tours leave every 15 minutes, with the last tram leaving at 4 p.m. Park attractions include Terminator 2: 3-D; Jurassic Park: the Ride; the updated Studio Tour featuring "The Rugrats Magic Adventure"; The Chicken Run Maze and a behind-the-scenes look at "Nutty Professor II." Open daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. $41; seniors, $36; ages 3-11, $31; under 3, free.

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