Los Angeles (LA) has always been the city of dreams – and dreamers, beginning at the start of the last century with the likes of DW Griffith, Cecil B DeMille and brothers Sam and Jack Warner shooting on primitive backlots in the Hollywood hills. Since then it has been all about the silver screen, and the careers made and shattered upon it in earthshaking celebrity rumbles that continue to shape the city today.

LA may have been built on more than movies, but it still seems to revolve around the concept of fame. For travellers who land in LA for a day, a week or longer, living like a celebrity is part and parcel of the fantasy. Visitors can have their time in the spotlight, luxuriating in phenomenal hotel suites, and taking in restaurants, attractions and shopping ventures that positively ooze the celebrity lifestyle….