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Music Box Stairs

 

Address: 936 North Vendome Street. - three blocks off of Sunset Boulevard - the upper end is 3278 Descanso Drive. I'd park on Sunset and go from there.

Description: These are the steps that Laurel & Hardy had to haul a piano up in their 1932 Oscar-winning short film, The Music Box. In my opinion, if these guys were alive today, they would be huge on YouTube. Boys love all that slapstick stuff -- plus they rocked bowler hats before they were fashionable!

How many steps?: 133

Summary: For me, this stairwalk isn't too bad, because it's relatively short and less steep compared to the others in this area (like Micheltorena, for example). That said, I don't know how poor Hardy made it past like the first dozen! It is pretty steep. And it's one of those stairwalks where the people who live alongside the stairs plop out their folding chairs, light up a smoke, and laugh at the tourists and people like me who live there but are trying to get a workout. Of course the joke is on them -- they're the ones who have to haul groceries and worse (hopefully not pianos!) up the steps to get to their homes.

Location (Map)

936 North Vendome Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Elevado Street Stairway

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