Ben Mankiewicz

Hollywood lore lures tourists to the TCM tour

Hollywood lore lures tourists to the TCM tour

There's a Chick-fil-A on the Sunset Boulevard corner where Lana Turner was said to have been discovered, a public school at the former Ambassador Hotel site where Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft filmed their trysts in "The Graduate" and a CVS in the Art Deco building that once housed the offices of Hollywood's chief censor, Will Hays. But despite how it has changed over the decades, Los Angeles is still a magnet for classic film fans who are drawn to the city's starring role in cinema history. As more and more movies are made in other states and countries, it's a role that seems to be fading into all but memories. On a recent morning, 36 cinephiles...