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Archive for January 2013




Lester Siegel’s House from “Argo”

Jan 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Today’s post is the very first blog written from my new home in the desert. The Grim Cheaper and I moved last Wednesday (it took over 15 hours!) and are finally getting settled in to our Palm Springs pad. There is still quite a bit left to complete, though, and, while the hyper-organized/anal/OCD-side of me has a hard time doing anything while there are still boxes to be unpacked and rooms to be organized, I decided to do a little blogging today, regardless. […]



The Canadian Ambassador’s Residence from “Argo”

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last week, while scanning through Argo to make screen captures for my post on the Veterans Affairs Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills, which stood in for the Tehran American Embassy in the flick, I got completely sucked in and had to force myself to turn the thing off.  Then, the Grim Cheaper and I wound up watching the entire movie over again for the second time just a few nights later.  Needless to say, I love, love, LOVE the film and cannot recommend […]



Martin Luther King Day!

Jan 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I will be taking a respite from blogging today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I will actually be spending the entire day with Mike, from MovieShotsLA – one last stalking hurrah before my move to the Desert on Wednesday. I do promise to be back tomorrow, though, with a whole new location – one from fave movie Argo.
Until next time, Happy Stalking!



Moving On Up . . .

Jan 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Over the next couple of weeks, I will only be blogging periodically due to my impending move.  Unfortunately, that means no new post for today, but I should be back on Monday with a whole new location. 
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 



The VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center aka the American Embassy from “Argo”

Jan 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There are few things this stalker loves more than opening her mailbox to discover a slew of “For Your Consideration” screeners – something that happens each January shortly before the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  This year, the DVDs waiting in my mailbox were Silver Linings Playbook (my pick for best movie of the year), Les Miserables (which I have yet to watch) and Argo (which absolutely KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF!).  I cannot believe that Ben Affleck was not nominated for a Best Director Academy Award.  […]



Villa de Leon

Jan 16th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

Back in September, while doing research on the Glendale Amtrak Station from Bulletproof (which I blogged about here), I came across a fabulous post on the Paradise Leased website about Villa de Leon – a huge Pacific Palisades-area estate that was also designed by architect Kenneth MacDonald Jr.  I quickly became entranced by the ginormous manse, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, because not only is it an oft-filmed-at locale, but it is also one of the most consistently mis-identified buildings in all of Los Angeles.  […]



Packing, Packing and Packing Some More!

Jan 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

While I did manage to do a bit of stalking this weekend, most of my time was spent packing up our apartment (we are moving in nine days – yikes!), so I did not have time to write a new post for today. But I will (hopefully) be back tomorrow with a whole new location!
Until next time, Happy Stalking!



Antonio’s Pizzeria – A Shannen Doherty Fave

Jan 11th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

Way back in September 2011, while the Grim Cheaper and I were out and about doing some stalking in the San Fernando Valley area, we happened to drive past Antonio’s Pizzeria and the GC suggested that we pop in.  He had dined at Antonio’s several times in the past and remembered that the place had quite a few autographed headshots on the walls.  Um, autographed headshots?  Count me in!  So we immediately pulled the car over and, let me tell you, I just about died […]



A Stalking Day

Jan 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I spent all day yesterday out and about stalking, so I did not have time to write a post, unfortunately.  But I will be back tomorrow with a whole new location.
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 



El Pollo del Mar from “L.A. Story”

Jan 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One location that I had been dying to find for years was El Pollo del Mar (yes, that translates to The Chicken of the Sea LOL), aka the supposed Santa Barbara-area resort featured in the 1991 flick L.A. Story.  Try as I might, though, I just could not seem to track the place down.  So, when a fellow stalker named Scott wrote a comment on my L.A. Story gas station post informing me of the site’s location, my head just about exploded from excitement!  In […]