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Grease is the Word!

Jun 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Grease has long been a favorite movie of mine, ever since I was a little girl, actually. I still have pictures of my friend Nat and I at eight years old dressed up in her mom’s wigs and 50s clothes acting out scenes from Grease in front of the TV. One of our favorite scenes to act out was Frenchy’s slumber party when Rizzo sings “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee”. So when fave website Seeing Stars posted the address of the slumber party house I about died and dragged my dad right out to stalk it! :)

I was absolutely shocked to see that the house looked exactly the same as it did in Grease, which was filmed back in 1978. In reality, the house is not actually a single family home, but a tri-plex comprised of three different apartments. In Grease, it appeared to be just one home, but if you take a close look at the house in the movie, you can see that there are actually two front doors. :)

In the movie, the T-Birds show up to crash the Pink Ladies’ slumber party. They drive up in Greased Lightnin’ and park in Frenchy’s driveway, which runs along the side of the house. Rizzo decides she’s “going to get her kicks while she’s still young enough to get ’em”, climbs out Frenchy’s window and shimmies down the drainpipe on the side of the house. I am happy to report that the drainpipe is still there! :) Later on in the movie, Sandy sings “Hopelessly Devoted To You” in the backyard of this home.

Until next time, Happy Stalking! :)

Stalk It: Frenchy’s house is located at 4524 Kingswell Drive in Hollywood, near Los Feliz. John Marshall High School, which was the high school in Boy Meets World, Growing Pains, Pretty in Pink, the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among countless other productions, is located a short distance away at 3939 Tracy Street in Los Feliz.

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  1. Jamey says:

    Was ‘Hopelessly devoted to you’ actually filmed in garden, or reconstructed on the studio lot??

    • Jon says:

      Jamey & Alice, I went to the house and had a peek behind. There is no garden, just an extension of the driveway that leads to another dwelling. The rear of the slumber house also looks cosmetically and structurally different from the movie, so much so that I would bet the house (pun intended) that the backyard scene was done at the lot. Oh, and wasn’t it a trellis Rizzo climbed down, not a drainpipe?

  2. Alice says:

    Lindsay , I’d love to see the back garden where she sang “Hopelessly Devoted To You”. I always thought that was on teh Paramount backlot, lol. Thanks fopr posting this great picture!

  3. Your blog is so much fun. I linked to your post about the “Father of the Bride” house today. Hope it sends some new readers your way! -Julia :-)


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