How to Find --- Blue Jay Way



Our tour starts at the corner of Sunset and Doheny.

Sunset Blvd. sign ------- Doheny Dr. sign

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.)

Sunset and Doheny (plus Rolls)

Notice the Rolls Royce sitting at the traffic light. It's that kind of neighborhood.

  1. Go north on Doheny.

    Just up the hill from Gil Turner's

    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.

    Cordell Dr. sign ------- Sierra Mar Dr. sign



    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.

    Doheny bend (intersection) ----- Doheny bend (sign)



    Pass Mockingbird Place, Flicker Way, Warbler Place, and Warbler Way. (Notice how all the side streets are named after birds?)

    Mockingbird Pl. sign - Flicker Way sign - Warbler Pl. sign - Warbler Way sign



  2. Turn right on Oriole Drive.

    Doheny at Oriole Drive (intersection) ----- Oriole Drive (sign)



    Pass Oriole Lane.

    Oriole Lane sign



  3. Turn left on Thrasher.

    Oriole Drive at Thrasher (intersection) ----- Thrasher (sign)



    Pass Skylark Lane.

    Skylark Lane sign



    Thrasher veers to the left. You're almost there.

    Thrasher veers to the left ----- 9024 Thrasher



  4. As you reach 9024 Thrasher, look to your left.



Looking up Blue Jay Way Corner of Blue Jay Way and Thrasher

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.

Curb -- 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.

NO SMOKING sign



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



BJW HOME


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These photos were taken on June 29, 1997

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