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Archive for May 2012




The Sand Acre Estate – Where Marilyn Monroe is Rumored to Have Vacationed

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

A few weeks ago, while doing research on Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn” statue, which I blogged about yesterday, I came across a press release posted on the Visit Palm Springs website and just about passed out over the mention of a desert-area MM location that I had never before heard of!  The press release stated, “Marilyn Monroe has many legendary ties to Palm Springs.  To name a few, she was photographed and “discovered” by Johnny Hyde from the William Morris Agency at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet […]



The “Forever Marilyn” Statue in Palm Springs

May 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations, This and That

Back in December the Grim Cheaper’s boss, while on vacation in Chicago, spotted a huge statue of my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe towering above the Michigan Avenue skyline and texted me a picture of it.  Well, as you can imagine, I just about lost my mind upon seeing the looming bronze effigy and told the GC that we had to get out to the Windy City as soon as possible to stalk it.  As it turns out, though, Marilyn ended up coming to me!  A […]



Happy Memorial Day!

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I will be taking today and tomorrow off for Memorial Day, but will be back on Wednesday with a whole new location.  I hope all of my fellow stalkers had a fabulous three-day weekend! 
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 



Afton Arms – “The Boys Next Door” Apartment Building

May 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

A couple of months ago, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, informed me of a location that he thought was right up my alley due to its vast and storied Hollywood history – the Afton Arms apartment building from the movie The Boys Next Door.  After Mike mentioned it, I attempted to watch the 1985 flick – which centers around a Los Angeles killing spree – on more than one occasion, but it was, sadly, far too dark for this stalker’s liking and I never ended up finishing […]



An “Extra” Taping with “The Bachelorette’s” Emily Maynard!

May 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

Late last week, Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, informed me that the current Bachelorette, the impossibly adorable Emily Maynard, would be filming a segment for Extra at The Grove in L.A. on Tuesday, May 22nd.   And while I am not usually a fan of getting celebrity pictures during Extra tapings – there are always massive amounts of people trying to do the exact same thing, security is difficult, at best, and the set-up is different everyday so one never knows the best […]



Attending a Taping of Extra . . .

May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I spent all of yesterday morning at The Grove watching an episode of Extra being filmed that featured special guest Bachelorette Emily Maynard, whom I LOVE LOVE LOVE.  (She is so freaking cute, it is almost unbelievable!)  Then, when I finally did get home, the Grim Cheaper hooked me up with a new watermark (check it out above) and a cutting-edge photograph program, which I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to master.  As I said a couple of weeks ago, this stalker is […]



John O’Groats Restaurant from “New Girl”

May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

Another restaurant that appeared on fave show New Girl that I stalked recently was John O’Groats, a tiny breakfast and lunch café in the Rancho Park area of West Los Angeles.  As fate would have it, a few years back I attended a weekly acting class at the Pico Playhouse, which is located directly next door to John O’Groats, and, on occasion, my actor friends and I would venture on over to the diner to grab a bite to eat before class.   So when it […]



The Prince Restaurant from “New Girl”

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

One location that has been at the top of my To-Stalk list for what seems like ages now is The Prince – a historic and oft-filmed-at 1920s-era eatery located in Koreatown.  And while I had never actually dined there, I had long been familiar with the place’s interior thanks to its many appearances onscreen.  So when the restaurant popped up in the pilot episode of New Girl, and in pretty much every episode thereafter, I immediately recognized it and told the Grim Cheaper that we […]



The View from Leonard and Sheldon’s Apartment on “The Big Bang Theory”

May 18th, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, while doing research on the rooftop where Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch) got married in the Season 5 episode of The Big Bang Theory titled “The Countdown Reflection”, I came across a TBBT forum that was an absolute treasure trove of location information.  I became so entranced by the many debates about where the photograph was taken of the view shown from Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper’s (Jim Parsons) apartment, in fact, that […]



Running Errands!

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I spent all day yesterday running errands so I did not have time to write a new post for today.  I will be back tomorrow, though, with a whole new location.
Until next time, Happy Stalking!