Much better than the expensive (and often quite wrong) "Maps of the Stars' Homes" sold on street corners in Hollywood, this volume accurately directs you not only to stars' homes (though all you'll see is their hedge, mailbox or garbage cans anyway) but more importantly to the filming locations used in many of your favorite movies and TV shows.
Locations like Fox Plaza in Century City (the Nakatomi building in "Die Hard") and Griffith Park Observatory (of "Rebel Without a Cause" and now "Transformers" fame) are easy to spot simply by driving around, but want to know what buildings and houses were used as the exterior locations for your favorite TV shows? They're in here, from the "Brady Bunch" house in Pasadena to the beach in Malibu Charlton Heston stood upon at the end of "Planet of the Apes."
Yes, most of the same information is now available on the Internet, but this book consolidates it in one handy tome that's great to throw into your carry-on when headed to LA for a trip.
Save yourself the cost of the overpriced maps and materials typically sold in Hollywood gift shops and pick up this volume - if you're serious about visiting famous sites in LA, you won't be sorry.
(As always, though, remember that the residences listed are private property and most stars' security companies won't hesitate to have you arrested for trespassing if you venture beyond the sidewalk fronting the homes, and people who made some paltry sum decades ago to allow their house be used as an "establishing shot" exterior are also likely sick of the attention.)