Stairways to Hollywood

Zeb Soanes goes to Los Angeles to scale Hollywood's forgotten stairways. LA Times editor Charles Fleming takes Zeb on a guided tour, telling him how in the 1920s the Hollywood film stars like Laurel and Hardy wanted to build eccentric houses in the hills surrounding the city. The longest of several staircases is 500 steps and leads Zeb to an amazing story about a self-sustaining Nazi utopia being built on the Hollywood hills in anticipation of a German victory.

Picture: The Hollywood Sign, Credit David McNew/Getty Images

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