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Music Box Steps

7 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
These are the stairs in Silver Lake where Laurel and Hardy filmed the 1932 short film The Music Box, about moving a piano. It’s world famous—it's commemorated by a plaque and a Music Box Steps Day (October 18), which you can’t say for most of these sites around the city. Walking the steps gives you a reason to explore an LA neighborhood, and to me neighborhoods are what make the city great. Its unrivaled variety, beauty, and downright weirdness can mostly be found in the details of daily life, maybe a flowering bird of paradise plant or a squawking Quaker parrot.
Dana
Dana
October 28, 2016

Tips from locals

Tiffany
Tiffany
September 4, 2016
If you're looking for a unique workout, try these outdoor steps that were made famous by the Laurel & Hardy 1932 short film "The Music Box" in which the comic duo attemped to haul a piano up an impossibly long flight of stairs. Google "Secret Stairs Silver Lake" for info and maps on these and many…
Eliza
Eliza
May 4, 2015
These steps featured in the Laurel and Hardy movie "The Music Box." There are numerous flights of stairs around silverlake that make for fun walking and sightseeing.
Zack
Zack
August 18, 2014
Hike the staircase and loop around to see great views of downtown. Watch a clip of the famous stairs in the 1932 Film "The Music Box"
Joe & Kelly
Joe & Kelly
February 28, 2014
Site of a 1932 Laurel and Hardy Film
Rodney
Rodney
February 19, 2014
Historical location from the Laurel & Hardy film. Many Walking Steps tours start here.

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Los Angeles, CA 90026