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Greg Sestero’s Best 5 L.A. Places For Artistic Inspiration

December 10, 2013 6:00 AM

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(photo credit: Simon and Schuster)

(photo credit: Simon and Schuster)

Greg Sestero is a French-American actor and model who has worked for such designers as Giorgio Armani and Tommy Hilfiger. He is best known for his role in the cult phenomenon “The Room”. For more information on “The Disaster Artist”, published by sister company Simon and Schuster, visit: thedisasterartistbook.com

Los Angeles resident, actor, and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”, Greg Sestero shares the best spots in Tinsel Town for an unemployed actor to spend his or her days.

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Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.skylightbooks.com

My favorite spot to spend an afternoon and keep the creative juices flowing. Located in Los Feliz in the shadow of Griffith Park and its iconic Observatory, Skylight Books is an eclectic bookstore like no other. A tree is located in the center of the store and surrounded by incredible selections of fiction, nonfiction, unique sci-fi, and includes a diverse arts annex. The store cat, Franny, is pretty cool, too.

Taverna Tony’s
23410 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265
www.tavernatony.com

The best hummus you’ll ever have. The vibe is coastal and relaxing—so much so that you almost feel like you’re in the Greek Islands. The perfect place to come celebrate when you’ve landed that gig! You’re likely to spot a celebrity here, too, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
nineteeneightyeight.com

I attended Alex Pardee’s recent Bunny with art exhibit at Gallery 1988 and it wasn’t hard to see why it has quickly become one of the world’s most talked-about galleries. Located on Melrose Ave, it attracts a wide array of artists, celebrities, and musicians. A great place to meet and connect with L.A.’s creative class.

Upright Citizens Brigade
5919 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
www.ucbtheatre.com

One of the best spots in Hollywood to come watch your fellow actors perform on stage. It’s affordable, features shows seven nights a week, and is surrounded by great bars and restaurants. Once when I was there Robin Williams unexpectedly jumped onstage and performed.

Venice Beach
Los Angeles, CA 90291
www.laparks.org

A cultural hub known for its eccentricities, Venice Beach is the ideal place to character watch. Street musicians, muscle heads, and rollerblading hippies enchant its boardwalk with their particular brands of interpersonal magic. Street psychics are common, too. I once saw a psychic here, and she predicted I’d be wearing a tuxedo in a movie within three months. Sure enough, she was right.

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Greg Sestero is a French-American actor and model who has worked for such designers as Giorgio Armani and Tommy Hilfiger. He is best known for his role in the cult phenomenon “The Room”. For more information on “The Disaster Artist”, published by sister company Simon and Schuster, visit: thedisasterartistbook.com

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