After 7 years of hearing some of the most vocal contributors on this Forum advise visitors to 'skip the Celebrity Homes Tour' because "all you see are hedges and gates" of "the houses of dead actors", I felt compelled to check out one of these tours to see if they were right. I chose Starline's Celebrity Homes Tour because they invented the tour and they are a popular tour company. The remarks to follow will cover two aspects of the tour:
a. The process of purchasing tickets, making my way to the bus and a general review of the mechanics of the tour (comfort of the bus, etc).
b. An analysis of the homes (and other attractions) that were visited. I brought a checklist with me and -- for each property -- made a note of whether the owner was: alive, was over or under 40 years of age and whether the house could be viewed from the bus.
Please see below: