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Archive for May 2013




Liberace’s Third Palm Springs House

May 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Shortly after moving to the desert back in January, I took my dad to a doctor appointment and, while in the waiting room, happened to pick up the November 2012 issue of Palm Springs Life magazine.  It turned out to be a fortuitous choice because in it was an article titled “Living With Liberace” about a recently-remodeled Old Las Palmas-area residence that had once been owned by the legendary pianist.  The article, of course, piqued my interest, but, let me tell you, I just about […]



Rent-A-Swag from “Parks and Recreation”

May 29th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

Back in early May, fellow stalker Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, emailed me to let me know that he had just tracked down Rent-A-Swag – the supposed Pawnee, Indiana-area high-fashion rental store for teenagers owned by Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) on fave show Parks and Recreation. So I dragged the Grim Cheaper right on out to stalk it – Starbucks in hand (but to be fair when do I not have a Starbucks in hand? ) – while visiting Los […]



The Darkroom from “The Big Picture”

May 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Sometimes I think Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I are one brain living in two different bodies.  Case in point – one of my most beloved movies of all time is the little-known 1989 sleeper The Big Picture, which I saw with my mom shortly after it originally came out almost two-and-a-half decades ago.  In the years since, I had never met anyone who had ever even heard of the flick, let alone loved it as much as I did.  So imagine my surprise when, during […]



The Colony Palms Hotel

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Upon first moving to the Desert back in January, the Grim Cheaper’s boss, who also resides in the Coachella Valley, told me about a small Palm Springs-area inn named the Colony Palms Hotel that she thought I might be interested in stalking due to its vast Hollywood history.  For whatever reason, though, I completely forgot about the place until the GC and I happened to drive by it a couple of weeks ago.  So, since we were right there and since it was almost 5 […]



The Ladies’ Villa from Season 1 of “The Bachelor”

May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

Another location that I became obsessed with tracking down thanks to the Best of The Bachelor DVD that my girl Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, recently gifted me was the so-called “Ladies’ Villa” – the Mediterranean-style manse where the female contestants lived during the filming of the popular reality series’ inaugural season.  And fortunately, it was quite the easy find.

In the second episode of the series, which was titled “Week Two”, not only did The Bachelor host Chris Harrison mention that the […]



The Mansion from Season 1 of “The Bachelor”

May 17th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

My girl Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, recently gifted me with Best of The Bachelor, a DVD compilation of condensed episodes from the popular reality series’ first season as well as a slew of special features and not-shown-on-TV bonus footage. Well, because this stalker absolutely loves herself some The Bachelor, I just about died from excitement upon receiving it, especially since I had not seen any of Season 1 since it originally aired in early 2002, over a decade ago! (How in […]



My Day on the Set of “90210”

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my post about the Hideaway Saloon (which you can read here), I was devastated to learn of the cancellation of fave show 90210 – especially being that the cast and crew were informed of said cancellation while in the midst of shooting what was to be the (most-likely cliffhanger-ish) Season 5 finale. Thankfully though, the script was rewritten mid-shoot and the series given the proper sendoff that it deserved, with (spoiler alert!) Liam Court (my man […]



Trudi’s Apartment Building from “L.A. Story”

May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last month, when I published my post on the location of the iconic talking freeway sign from L.A. Story, a friend named David, whom I met in an acting class years ago, sent me a Facebook message letting me know that the unique, modern-style apartment building where Trudi (Marilu Henner) lived in the flick was located at 884 Palm Avenue in West Hollywood.  David also informed me that the building still looked pretty much exactly the same as it did 22 years ago when filming […]



Harris’ House from “L.A. Story”

May 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another L.A. Story location that production designer Lawrence Miller talked about in “The L.A. of L.A. Story” featurette included on the 1991 comedy’s 15th Anniversary Edition DVD was the Spanish-style dwelling where wacky weatherman Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) lived.  And even though the address of the home had been listed on the L.A. Story filming locations page for years, I figured the place was still worthy of a blog post.  So I ran right out to stalk it – Starbucks latte in hand, of […]



Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day!

May 13th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

I apologize for being M.I.A. most of last week. My grandma came to town for a five-day visit and, despite the fact that she is 88 years old (!!!), we spent most of our time out and about. I can only hope that I am as spry at that age! Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with a new location, but in the meantime I would like to wish all of my fellow stalkers a (belated) happy Mother’s Day.
Until next time, Happy […]