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The Bedtime Stories House

Jun 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

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Got a challenge last week from fellow stalker Owen who wanted me to find Courteney Cox’s house from the 2008 movie Bedtime Stories.   And even though I had yet to see the movie, I was actually in luck with this challenge as one of my acting classmates had worked as a production assistant on the Adam Sandler flick.   So, I immediately called her up to ask her where the house was located.  But, sadly, as is often the case with this sort of thing, she could not for the life of her remember. UGH!  But she did tell me that she thought the home might  be in Pasadena.  So, I got Mike from MovieShotsLA in on the hunt and we started our search there.  And, as usual, it wasn’t long before Mike had found the house!  He’s so the man!!  :)  The Bedtime Stories  house is actually located on a quiet, tree-lined street in South  Pasadena, a few miles south of Pasadena proper.   And yesterday, I ran right out to stalk it.  :)  

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The Bedtime Stories  house is absolutely adorable and looks much the same in person as it did in the movie.  And, while I was there stalking the place, I was lucky enough to get to chat with the owner, who gave me some scoop on the filming!  :)

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She told me that some filming actually took place inside of the house, too.   Filmed inside of her home were the living room scenes;

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the kitchen scenes;

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and the backyard party scene.  

The children’s room where Adam Sandler tells his bedtime stories, however, was built on a soundstage at Universal Studios.  The owner said that producers changed the interior of her home quite a bit for the filming and that in real life it looks much different than how it appeared on screen.  All in all, filming at her house took just about two weeks to complete.  

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A few months after the filming had been completed, producers returned to the home yet again to film one more exterior set-up shot.  Apparently, long after filming had wrapped, it was decided that a shot of the home in the rain at night was needed.  So, they brought in a huge rain machine and set it up behind the house.  So cool!

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What I found most interesting, though, was that for the scene when Keri Russell and Adam Sandler meet, producers actually painted fake parking spaces up and down the entire street in front of the house!  Apparently, they so loved the idea of Adam taking up two parking spaces and Keri giving him a hard time about it, that they created fake parking spaces along an entire city block!!  LOL  When I watched that scene while trying to locate the house the other day, I remember thinking how odd it looked for a cute little house in a cute little neighborhood to have vertical parking spaces in front of it.  LOL  Ah, the magic of the movies!  :)

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Amazingly enough, the lines from the fake parking spaces are still visible in front of the house!   So cool!!!

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Until next time, Happy Stalking!  :)

Stalk It: The Bedtime Stories  house is located at 800 Adelaine Avenue in South Pasadena.

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  1. Owen says:

    Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Did I say “Louis”? I meant “Lindsay.”


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  1. […] Google Street View imagery from 2007 does show remnants of crosswalk paint in that spot, though.  I am not sure if a crosswalk was once located there or if one was painted in for the shoot and vestiges of it remained visible for several years after the fact.  It would be pretty darn cool if that was the case, though!  [Something very similar happened with the parking spot lines painted in front of the house used as Wendy’s (Courteney Cox’s) residence in Bedtime Stories.] […]

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