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Finding Old Hollywood Along the Coast in Monterey

Mission Ranch

Carmel's Mission Ranch has a bucolic setting and a famous name attached: Clint Eastwood.

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Anyone who has worked in or around show business understands the thinking that Hollywood isn't just Hollywood. That may sound like a strange riddle, but it simply means that films go on location and stars sometimes live outside of Los Angeles. And when stars do live outside of Los Angeles, they very often head north, to the coast, to spread out on a little land or raise horses or help with animal sanctuaries. That's been the tradition, at least, for the last several decades, meaning that the Central Coast and Monterey Bay area are both steeped in Tinseltown lore. If you're longing a bit of that Hollywood Northwest flavor, and you've got a few days to road trip, why not check out...

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