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Archive for February 2013




54 Holly from “1600 Penn”

Feb 28th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

Way back in April of last year, my good friend Marci, owner of my very favorite gift shop, Lula Mae, texted me to let me know that something was being filmed at a vacant diner (that was once the site of an eatery named 54 Holly) located just down the street from her store.  And while I was absolutely itching to get down there to watch the filming, at the time that I received Marci’s text I was all the way across town in Hollywood […]



Bahooka Family Restaurant from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

Feb 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

This past Sunday morning, my mom emailed me a link to a Los Angeles Magazine article about the upcoming closure of a veritable San Gabriel Valley institution, Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead, with the admonishment, “You’d better take pictures! It HAS to have been in movies.” And she was right. Bahooka has starred in no less than three films over its 37-year history, most notably in a scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas that featured Johnny Depp. I was absolutely shocked to learn […]



Louis B. Mayer’s Former House – The Birthplace of the Academy Awards

Feb 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Last week, the Grim Cheaper emailed me a fabulous Vanity Fair article about the genesis of the most iconic night in Hollywood – the Academy Awards. According to the blurb, in January 1927, legendary producer Louis B. Mayer was enjoying some idle conversation with friends Conrad Nagel and Fred Niblo at his beachfront home when the idea to form an elite club of fellow movie-industry moguls struck him. The article states, “Their flight of fancy—and what some might call anti-union maneuvering—swiftly took wing. The following […]



Oscar Weekend 2013

Feb 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I spent this past weekend in L.A. doing some pre-Oscar stalking and while I did not have as much luck with celebrity photos this year as I have in years past, my girl Miss Pinky Lovejoy, from the Thinking Pink blog, did.  I think she got about 55 celeb pics in total!  I really wish I had her stamina, but while she was out and about until 2 am on both Friday and Saturday night, the Grim Cheaper and I were in bed by 10.  […]



The Marina del Rey Marriott from “90210”

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

One location that has been on my To-Stalk List for ages now is the Marina del Rey Marriott, which appeared in the Season 1 episode of fave show 90210 titled “That Which We Destroy” – in two different scenes featuring my girl Shannen Doherty, no less!  And while I had planned on stalking the locale last July when Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I were in the area for a full-day stalking adventure, as so often happens when the two of us get together, we had […]



San Francisco Saloon from “The Ugly Truth”

Feb 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Before we moved in together in 2008, the Grim Cheaper lived on the West Side of Los Angeles and, consequently, the two of us spent the majority of our time out there.  During those years, when driving back and forth from his condo, I would often pass by a bar named San Francisco Saloon.  The place had always intrigued me (most likely because I grew up in the Bay Area), but, for whatever reason, I never stopped in.  Then, back in 2009, I just about […]



Espresso Profeta from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Feb 20th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

A couple of years ago, the Grim Cheaper and my cable service stopped providing Bravo TV (and E!) as a part of their basic subscription, which absolutely crushed me being that I was no longer able to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, one of my very favorite shows.  (Don’t even get me started on not being able to watch The Soup regularly!)  So when we moved to the desert and realized that our new cable company offered Bravo (and E!), we immediately went […]



L.A. Bound

Feb 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

It has been said that you can’t go home again, but the Grim Cheaper and I are doing just that this weekend by heading out to Los Angeles for a couple of days.  I have an appointment at the Pasadena Blo-Out Lounge, a coffee date with Marci from Lula Mae, all sorts of fun adventures planned with Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, and about a hundred new locations to stalk.  Needless to say, this stalker is beyond excited!  I will be taking […]



Tom Rose’s House from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Feb 14th, 2013 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

This past weekend, the Grim Cheaper surprised me with tickets for the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert annual Discovery Home Tour as a sort-of Welcome-to-Palm-Springs gift. The tour was an experience, to say the least. I honestly cannot remember the last time the GC and I laughed so hard – and for so long. I was “live texting” fellow stalker Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, throughout the day and at one point, after describing a house that had […]



Roger Azarian’s House from "Beverly Hills, 90210"

Feb 12th, 2013 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

One location that I had wanted to stalk pretty much ever since first moving to Southern California was the mansion where Roger Azarian (a pre-Friends Matthew Perry) lived in the Season 1 episode of fave show Beverly Hills, 90210 titled “April Is the Cruelest Month”.  So when fellow stalker Geoff, from the 90210Locations website, managed to track it down a few years back, I was BEYOND excited – until I took a look at the place on Google Street View, that is, and saw that […]