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Archive for December 2011




Merry Christmas!

Dec 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I would like to wish all of my fellow stalkers a very merry Christmas!  I hope you are all having a fabulous holiday surrounded by the ones that you hold dearest.  I will be spending the next six days visiting my Grandma in Reno, so I will be taking the week off from blogging.  I will be back in 2012, though, so until next year . . . Happy Stalking! 



The Brass Monkey Bar from “Bad Santa”

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another Christmas-themed location that I stalked recently was the Brass Elephant bar – the Monrovia-area watering hole that stood in for the similarly-named “Brass Monkey” bar where Sue (aka Lauren Graham) worked in my least-favorite holiday movie of all time, 2003’s Bad Santa.  Fellow stalker Chas, from the It’sFilmedThere website, had tracked down the establishment a while back and once I learned that it was located inside of the Aztec Hotel, an extremely unique structure that had intrigued me ever since I first moved to […]



Arthur Abbott’s House from “The Holiday”

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another location from the 2006 movie The Holiday that I set out to track down last week for my Christmas-themed stalking posts was the large Mediterranean-style abode where Arthur Abbott (aka The Misfits’ Eli Wallach) lived.  Thanks to the flick’s production notes, I knew that the property was located somewhere in Brentwood and that it “reflected the glamour of old Hollywood”.  So I spent quite a few fruitless hours searching aerial views of the area before coming up completely empty-handed.  Enter Mike, from MovieShotsLA, who […]



The Ohara House – aka Miles’ House from “The Holiday”

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One location that my good friend/fellow stalker Lavonna suggested that I blog about during my Christmas-themed stalking week was the modernist abode where Miles (aka Jack Black) lived in the 2006 Nancy-Meyers-directed flick The Holiday.  Ironically enough, just a few days after my conversation with Lavonna, my mom and I happened to catch The Holiday on TV and when a scene showing Miles’ residence popped up onscreen, she said, “Oh my gosh, what a cool house!  Lindsay, you have got to find it!”  Talk about […]



Taking a Sick Day!

Dec 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Because I am still suffering from a bad cold, I spent pretty much the entire day yesterday on the couch watching my Dawson’s Creek DVDs (I am so on Team Pacey, by the way!).  So, I unfortunately do not have a new post for today, but I promise to be back tomorrow with a whole new location.



The “Bad Santa” House

Dec 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend/fellow stalker Lavonna suggested that I do a Christmas movie stalking theme during the entire month of December.  I absolutely LOVED the idea, but,  unfortunately, by that time it was too late for me to get enough locations together and actually stalk them prior to December 1st.  I usually start preparing for my Haunted Hollywood posts in August of each year as it takes quite a bit of time to research and compile enough themed locations to fill […]



David Santiago’s House from “Post Grad”

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Unfortunately, this stalker is currently suffering from a bad cold (which, for some reason, always seems to happen to me right before the holidays) and thanks to the fact that I cannot breath out of my nose and have taken copious amounts of NyQuil, I am feeling just a wee bit out of it today.  So I have to apologize if this particular post is somewhat off, but, regrettably, my head is somewhere in the clouds right now, instead of sitting on top of my […]



Ryden’s House from “Post Grad”

Dec 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another location that I dragged the Grim Cheaper out to stalk while in the San Fernando Valley area this past weekend was the ranch-style house where Ryden Malby (aka Alexis Bledel) and her extremely odd, but extremely loveable family – dad Walter (aka Michael Keaton), mom Carmella (aka Jane Lynch), brother Hunter (aka Bobby Coleman), and crazy Grandma Maureen (aka the always fabulous Carol Burnett) – lived in Post Grad.  I saw the 2009 romantic comedy back when it first came out on DVD early […]



Farralone – Frank Sinatra’s Former House

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

While doing research on the Chaplin Court apartment complex, which I blogged about last Thursday, I came across some information about an oft-filmed-at Chatsworth-area estate formerly owned by Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, that, for some inexplicable reason, I had somehow not previously known about.  The mansion, which in most circles is known simply as Farralone, is a marvel of modern design that just came on the public market for the very first time in history a couple of weeks ago.  And, let me […]



The El Torito Grill from “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

Dec 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

As I have mentioned numerous times before on this blog, this stalker has absolutely obsessed herself silly over the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. So when I discovered, thanks to the flick’s exceedingly extensive production notes, that a couple of scenes had been filmed at the El Torito Grill in the Sherman Oaks Galleria, I immediately added the place to my “To-Stalk” list and dragged the Grim Cheaper right on out there to grab some lunch this past weekend.  And I could not have been more […]