Recommendation by Lemi
In 1917, Charlie Chaplin built his own movie studio, aptly named Charlie Chaplin Studios, on the south of Sunset Boulevard. The state-of-the-art facility was used to shoot most of his films, including “The Great Dictator” (1940), his first “talkie” (a term used to describe the first movies that used recorded sound, specifically music and sound effects), and “The Gold Rush” (1925), one of the highest grossing movies of the silent era. After retiring, Chaplin handed over the property to multiple owners. In 2000, Jim Henson Productions acquired the studio, and renamed it the “Jim Henson Company Lot.” The creators of The Muppets honored the silent film icon with a statue of Kermit the Frog dressed as The Little Tramp, one of Chaplin’s most memorable on-screen characters from the film "City Lights." Tours are currently unavailable for the Jim Henson Company Lot, but seeing one of the world’s favorite childhood characters waving hi to you is enough reason to visit.