|How to Find ---|
Our tour starts at the corner of Sunset and Doheny.
Sunset Boulevard runs from downtown Los Angeles all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Doheny Drive is at around the 9100 block, which is just west of the Roxy and the Whisky, two of the nightclubs that made the Sunset Strip famous. On the corner (at 9101 Sunset) is Gil Turner's, liquor store to the stars. (The sign has changed a little since this photo was taken, but the shop is still in the same location.)
Notice the Rolls Royce sitting at the traffic light. It's that kind of neighborhood.
- Go north on Doheny.
Just up the hill from Gil Turner's, stay on Doheny as it veers a little to the left (don't make a hard left or right).
Pass Cordell Drive and Sierra Mar Drive.
Here comes the tricky part. You need to stay on Doheny as it branches off to the right. If you go straight, you're on another road entirely.
Pass Mockingbird Place, Flicker Way, Warbler Place, and Warbler Way. (Notice how all the side streets are named after birds?)
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- Turn right on Oriole Drive.
Pass Oriole Lane.
- Turn left on Thrasher.
Pass Skylark Lane.
Thrasher veers to the left. You're almost there.
- As you reach 9024 Thrasher, look to your left.
Here it is! Besides the little blue sign on the lamp post, notice that the street name is also painted on the curb. This feature was probably added because souvenir hunters used to steal the overhead sign.
Also noteworthy is the "No Smoking" sign on the lamp post. It is said that fans used to come up to Blue Jay Way to hang out and party. The sign was probably posted out of concerns about people lighting campfires and smoking pot.
Since two important landmarks along the way were 9101 Sunset and 9024 Thrasher, it is interesting to recall that the Beatles recorded songs called "Revolution 9" and "One After 909."
"Number nine, number nine..." indeed.
|TAKE TRIP UP BLUE JAY WAY|
|VISIT THE HOUSE WHERE GEORGE HARRISON STAYED|
|SEE THE ORGAN THAT GEORGE USED|
|AERIAL VIEW AND MAP|
(And before you ask, the answer is NO,
I do NOT know which house it is.
And if I did know I wouldn't tell YOU!)
This page established: July 28, 1997 Last updated: February 22, 2023
These photos were taken on June 29, 1997
© 1997-2023 Earl P. Reinhalter. All Rights Reserved.