Think of this as the star map that started it all.

Long before TMZ tours or star map vendors on Sunset Boulevard overran Hollywood, a man named Albert Ragsdale was reproducing hand-drawn maps of local attractions like the Japanese Gardens, Grauman's Chinese theater and, of course, stars' addresses.

The Big Map Blog highlights Ragsdale's 1938 "Movie Guide Map," available for 50 cents (the price would be about eight dollars and change now, adjusted for inflation).

A section of the guide lists "Most Popular Places Where You May See The Movie Stars," which include three locations of the Brown Derby restaurant (none of which are still standing today) and the Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel, which is now a high school.

The guide also lists addresses for some of the age's most glorious stars: Shirley Temple, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Fred Astaire, Jimmie Stewart and Henry Fonda.


See a bigger version of Ragsdale's "Movie Guide Map."

It's arguably one of the oldest artifacts of star-stalking LA has -- of course, this 1937 star map would beg to differ. It's a lot less useful than Ragsdale's guide because there is no real map to speak of, but the cartoon figures of stars sunbathing in Santa Monica and playing polo at the Will Roger's Memorial Polo Field more than make up for the less-than-accurate directions.

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Bogie and Bacall -- is there a better way to begin? In 1944, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart starred in the film, "To Have and Have Not," and from that moment on their on-screen chemistry was undeniable. She was 19 and he was 45 -- a match made in Hollywood heaven.

The couple married in 1945, after Bogart's divorce from Mayo Methot was finalized. They lived in the posh Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and went on to make three more films together.

Director Howard Hawks allegedly said of them, "Bogie fell in love with the character she played, so she had to keep playing it the rest of her life." The legendary lovers were married until his death in 1957.