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Is it safe to visit Boyz In The Hood filming locations?

Is it safe to visit Boyz In The Hood filming locations? Topic: Is it safe to visit Boyz In The Hood filming locations?
April 26, 2019 / By Douglas
Question: I'm going to be in Los Angeles for work soon. I've always been a big fan of Boyz In The Hood. I know a lot of it was filmed in LA. Are the locations generally safe during the day? And take pictures...
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Brenton Brenton | 7 days ago
Good Morning David, I hope you had a great weekend. What a great day. I just finishing my morning walk at Venice Beach. I always watch and enjoy the huge high flying pelicans dive straight down into the water and come up with a fish. http://www.venicebeach.com/ Your question sure brings back memories. I still have the tape of Boyz in the Hood. I tried to return the rented tape a few days after the 1992 Riots broke out because of the Rodney King verdict. They burned down the video store. YES! You can go to the locations where this movie was filmed day or night and feel safe. In fact, the film was totally real because a lot of the movie was filmed on Crenshaw Blvd. Most working/everyday black people, depending on the area of Los Angeles where they live, pass by or drive down Crenshaw Blvd at least once a week. The street has numerous jazz clubs, bowling alleys, huge malls, BBQ (the best) places, furniture, and grocery stores. People live and work in the area and children play and go to school in the area. You seem to think people in Los Angeles live like the movie depicts every day? It is clear from your question, you are not really aware of what created Boyz in the Hood. If I may, Boyz in the Hood was about an ERA between approximately 1980 until shortly after the 1992 Rodney King riot. The movie could have been filmed in any major United States intercity. Normal men at the time were turned into young gangers pushing dope, and the woman were turned into girls who would sale their bodies for a “hit”. The movie depicts good kids turning into ganger dope pushers killing for control of their turf…thu the word “Hood”. They were good kids growing up in Los Angeles. They got caught up in the good times turning bad because of the Ronald Reagan GOVERNMENT. This era was caused by President Ronald Reagan’s administration dropping tons of dope on intercity streets throughout every major intercity in the United States. Teenagers back then, “in the day”, lined Crenshaw Blvd by the hundreds (100s) on a Friday or Saturday night.…plenty extra fine hot women and hot cars. Ninety (90%) percent of the time it was clean but hard 1980’s fun. Just like the one scene in the movie…before the shooting started. The movie also showed police brutality long before it came to a head in the form of a riot in 92’. David maybe you are too young to understand. If you really want to understand the 80’s and what happen in this country, I have included a website which I wrote. Please read it. With my TRUE website and the movie “Boyz in the Hood”, the two will give you a better understanding, enjoyment, and the “why” of the times/era. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... I have included a great website about the area for you to view for your visit. The second website is about Maverick Flat which opened in 1966 and closed after the riots. They reopened about six months ago. It has been a long road back. http://laist.com/2008/07/15/neighborhood... http://mavericksflat.com/ I really enjoyed the ending of “Boyz in the Hood” with Tre’ and Brandi going on to Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. Like I have stated before, “They were good kids caught in the times”. LOCATIONS: The cruising scenes were on Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles. Lawrence Street in Inglewood. Woodworth Elementary School on W. 104th Street in Inglewood. David, when you visit these places, you will be totally surprised and shocked. This movie was filmed over twenty (20) years ago. Things have changed. Many, no, most parts of Inglewood and South Los Angeles including the high and elementary schools are populated with ninety (90%) Latino heritage. While we are on the subject, I wonder when is Hollywood going to make a movie about the true/real gang bangers who line their pockets with unearned money ….The Democrats and the Republicans????? You and your family have a beautiful week. Peace, from Los Angeles.
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Brenton Originally Answered: Carbon fiber hood ?
A carbon fiber part "should" be very durable. There's a reason its used in many critical aerospace applications. However, the overall strength and durability of a carbon fiber part is heavily dependent upon the type of carbon fiber used, how much is used, what type of resin is used to laminate it, and what process is utilized in the lamination. For the type of carbon being used in a car hood, its not really all that important - just as long as it is carbon. As for how much is used, well some companies marketing "Carbon Fiber" hoods could very easily use several layers of low grade fiberglass, with light weight carbon fiber being only on the outermost visible layers. For the resin, it should be epoxy resin. Polyester resin and vinylester resin don't really bond well with carbon fiber and should not be used. Epoxy is a more expensive resin, and is tougher to work with than the alternatives, so many manufacturers are often reluctant to use it, and have become adept at creating excuses for doing so. For the process, just make sure that its at least vacuum bagged. If its autoclaved as well then that's even better. Finally, carbon fiber breaks down under UV exposure, so make sure that the hood is UV protected by either the resin or a finish coat (clear or color). As for ice and snow, the finish on a carbon fiber part is just (if not more) durable than a car's factory clear coat - if its been done right. For the installation, just contact the seller and ask him/her directly about the holes. Just one final thing. If the carbon fiber hood is a quality production peice, you will essentially be adding a very stiff part to an area of your car that was likely designed to crumple under impact. There are many implications that this can have in the event of a head on collision. Make sure you consider that before purchasing.

Ahearn Ahearn
If you intend to visit the famous Hollywood then you definitely need to make a visit to Los Angeles and that hotelbye is the area to start. In Hollywood you will dsicover landmarks including the Walk of Fame (stars on the sidewalk), the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Bowl and more. Los Angeles can also be a area for the whole family since this place is the house to a number of world-famous amusement parks like Universal Studios, Disneyland and much more. In Los Angeles you may also got to enjoy the warm weather and beaches so regardless of one's interests, Los Angeles makes an ideal getaway.
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Sunny Sunny
Actually the answer is not that simple......depending on what's going on, you could be taking a risk.. it is a crime infested area but at the same time it is a working class and tight knit community...(if you're from there) however many people may not be too fond of you taking pictures or standing around looking suspicious...I used to live with my aunt on Arlington Ave. and attended 59th Street Elementary School both are 3 and 4 blocks over from cimarron str ...trust me! be careful and announce your visit to the locals who may notice you.
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Raelene Raelene
Please don't believe every movie you see... Where Boyz in the Hood was filmed is not by any means the best area in the USA. But when it was filmed in 1989 (or so) and in 2011 it is safe = morning, noon, and night I drive through Compton, North Long Beach, South Central often and I have NEVER felt unsafe. The likelihood that something happens is not very likely. The gangs that remain have no desire to deal with an outsider.
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Melle Melle
In most cases when any celeb films "on location" that location is off limits to the public. The filming company's security people would keep you away. It's a problem of liability.
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Leena Leena
You're talking about South Central and Central L.A. which are two dangerous areas. I know a retired submarine commander who says he wouldn't go there in an armoured tank! You could go there during the day, but remember you will be seen as an outsider. Local gang members might hassle you, they might take your camera. Do NOT get out of you car in these areas. There are police who refuse to go to these areas! Don't ask for trouble.
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Leena Originally Answered: best place to visit in LA?
There are literally hundreds of things to do here in LA. Here is my list of “must sees”. Visit as many as you have time for.: Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth. Half a billion visitors can’t be wrong. #1 Destination. Universal Studios: A theme park that grew out of a studio tour. #2 Destination. Even if you don’t visit Disneyland or Universal Studios Tour, Downtown Disney District and Universal City Walk are very fun places to visit for shopping and eating. And they’re free to visit. Hollywood: Enjoy the Walk of Fame, Entertainment Museum, Chinese Theatre and more. You can see a lot for free. The Hollywood & Highland complex is AMAZING. It has lots of shops and restaurants, and the Kodak Theater (home of the Academy Awards). I also like the El Capitan theater, right across the street, where Disney shows their movies. And the Hollywood Bowl is a GREAT place to listen to concerts outdoors. Olvera Street/Union Station: Olvera Street is the birthplace of LA, and it emphasizes our Mexican heritage. In addition to the Avila Adobe (oldest building in LA), you can eat at some pretty good Mexican Restaurants, do a little shopping, and taste a churro. If you don’t want to go to Tijuana, this is as close as it gets without going there. Union Station has great architecture from a bygone age. Also, you are 2 blocks from Phillippe’s (see below). Rodeo Drive, 90210: Packed with exclusive shops, full of gawkers. They all came to enjoy the excess. Free, unless you intend to buy something. Venice Beach: Los Angeles kitsch and over-the-top culture at its best. Here you'll find Muscle Beach, street performers and tacky shops galore. Fun, VERY interesting, but I avoid it after dark, when it gets a little TOO interesting for my taste. Santa Monica: Beach and Pier: Great beach scene and a classic seaside amusement park, complete with antique carousel that has been in a lot of TV and movies. (The Sting and "Three's Company" come immediately to mind). After visiting the pier, you can ride a bike south a couple miles to Venice Beach. Third Street Promenade - Downtown Santa Monica's shopping promenade is often the scene of movie star-sightings. Just north of Santa Monica Pier. Sunset Boulevard: Perhaps one of the world's most famous streets, it began as a route between the stars' posh neighborhoods and the Hollywood studios. It runs from downtown to the ocean, passing through the "Sunset Strip" on its way. Farmers Market and The Grove - A new shopping complex right next to a Los Angeles landmark, The Grove and Farmers Market coexist. Enjoy a movie or shopping, and then take the trolley to the Farmers Market for lunch or dinner. It is right next to CBS, so walk across the lot to see if they are taping "The Price is Right". You might even get in. Griffith Park - Home of the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, Travel Town, the Greek Theatre, and Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Getty Museum - The Getty's architecture is so beautiful that it keeps me fascinated. No matter whether you like their art or architecture better (or maybe you'll just enjoy the view), the Getty is sure to please. Free. Attend a TV taping - You can get free tickets at audiencesunlimited.com, tvtix.com, or see the booth at Universal City walk. It's very interesting to see a show being taped. The most popular, by far, is the Tonight show. Check the NBC web site for all the details there. Places to eat: In-N-Out Burger: Multiple locations, best burger in LA, ask anyone. Pink’s Hot Dogs: 709 N. La Brea, just north of Melrose. You might even see a celebrity. Maybe. Tommy’s Chili Burgers: Look for the shack, an LA tradition. The original location is at Beverly & Rampart, a couple miles west of downtown. Canter’s Deli: 419 N. Fairfax, between Beverly & Melrose. Near CBS, you might spot a celebrity. Phillippe’s: 1001 N. Alameda. Great roast beef sandwiches. Near Union Station and Olvera Street. Watch the mustard, it’s hot. The Pantry: Corner of Figueroa and 9th, downtown. Huge portions, they never close, GREAT steak and eggs. Places to Stay: Since LA is so spread out, there is no single place that is close to EVERYTHING. Most people who come here tend to stay in Hollywood, Santa Monica, or Anaheim. In Hollywood, I recommend the Orchid Suites, Hollywood Celebrity Hotel, or Holiday Inn Walk of Fame, all near Hollywood and Highland. Another one is the Best Western Sunset Plaza. In Santa Monica, the Holiday Inn Santa Monica is close to the pier and reasonably priced. In Anaheim, I recommend the Howard Johnson (HoJo) Anaheim, and the Candy Cane Inn. There is also a nice place in Burbank called the Best Western Media Center, very close to Warner, NBC, and Universal Studios. Places to Shop: Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica The Grove, Los Angeles Americana @ Brand, Glendale Beverly Center, Los Angeles Citadel Outlets, Commerce Brea Mall, Brea The Block at Orange, Orange South Coast Plaza, Cost

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