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Archive for July 2013

The “Pretty Woman” Opera House

Jul 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Today’s locale is one that I have been trying to track down for over a year and a half now – ever since discovering that pretty much every other location website out there had gotten it wrong.  I am talking about the exterior of the supposed San Francisco opera house featured in the 1990 classic romantic comedy Pretty Woman.  Last January, while on a Pretty Woman kick, I dragged the Grim Cheaper out to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, where filming of the […]

The “Punky Brewster” Building

Jul 30th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

Back in early July, a fellow stalker named Charles posted a comment on my Challenge Lindsay page asking me to track down the building where Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) lived with her adoptive father, curmudgeon Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes), in the 1980s television series Punky Brewster. Now this stalker absolutely LOVED herself some Punky B! Like loved, loved, loved it! Yes, I wore different colored high-tops in the third and fourth grade. Yes, I donned a skate key around my […]

Bing Crosby’s Palm Desert House – Where JFK Trysted with Marilyn Monroe

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Last month, shortly before I headed off to Switzerland, my dad loaned me the book Killing Kennedy, which he had just finished reading. Because there was a chapter devoted to my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe, he thought I might enjoy it. And enjoy it, I did. I could hardly put it down! The chapter about Marilyn focused on the starlet’s first – and most likely only – tryst with the president, which, according to the book, took place the weekend of March 24th, 1962 at […]

Cabo Cantina from “Annie Hall”

Jul 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The May 2013 issue of Los Angeles magazine featured a short column about a new documentary called The Source Family which detailed the life of a World War II vet turned spiritual guru named Jim Baker (not to be confused with televangelist Jim Bakker), who became most famous for founding both The Source Family cult and a Sunset Strip vegetarian restaurant named simply The Source.  The half-page article piqued my interest because, while I had long been aware of The Source (now Cabo Cantina) thanks […]

Wokcano from “Get Shorty”

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

A couple of months ago, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, called to let me know that he had just discovered that the iconic scene from Get Shorty in which loan-shark-turned-movie-producer Chili Palmer (John Travolta) threw a henchman named Bear (James Gandolfini) down a flight of stairs had been lensed at a restaurant named Abiquiu (now Wokcano) in Santa Monica.  And even though I had not seen the 1995 gangster comedy in years, I was beyond thrilled to learn this information and dragged the Grim Cheaper right on […]

Laney Boggs’ House from “She’s All That”

Jul 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Back in March, when I told fellow stalker Owen, from the When Write is Wrong blog, that fellow stalker Geoff, of the 90210Locations website, had just tracked down the Fundraiser house from L.A. Story (which I blogged about here) in Palos Verdes, he suggested that when I made my way out to the South Bay to stalk the place, I should also stop by the residence where Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) lived in the 1999 flick She’s All That. Owen had found the […]

Meeting Ivo Adam

Jul 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

While vacationing in Switzerland last month, I was not expecting to encounter any stars.  But the stalking gods were definitely smiling down upon me because encounter a star, I did – a Swiss celebrity chef named Ivo Adam.

Upon arriving in Ascona, a gorgeous lakeside town in Switzerland’s Ticino region, my best friend Robin’s girlfriend, Steffi, suggested we grab an afternoon cocktail (or aperitivo) at her favorite area bar, Sea Lounge – a watering hole that sits rights on the harbor of Lake Maggiore.

A portion of […]

Ladurée from “Gossip Girl”

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

Ever since watching the Season 4 episode of Gossip Girl titled “Juliet Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, in which Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) was shown in a bubble bath eating a box, ahem, boxes of Ladurée macarons, I have been just slightly obsessed with the Paris-based confectionery. Since the chain’s only U.S. outpost is located in New York, though, and since it did not open until August 2011 and my last trip to the Big Apple was in 2009 (yikes!), I had never had the […]

Contra Dam from “GoldenEye”

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

Sorry to have been M.I.A. the past couple of days.  My dad had surgery last Wednesday and I spent the better portion of the remainder of the week in the hospital with him.  He is having a follow-up surgery this upcoming Wednesday, as well, so this week will also probably be light on posts.  I apologize in advance.  Anyway, today, my stalking friends, IAMNOTASTALKER is going global!  And a word of warning – if you are at all afraid of heights, you are NOT going […]

Beau Burroughs’ Mansion from “Rumor Has It”

Jul 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Jennifer Aniston Locations

Back in April, when fellow stalker Geoff, of the 90210Locations website, let me know that he had found the Fundraiser House from L.A. Story (which I blogged about here) at 3456 Via Campesina in Rancho Palos Verdes, I remembered that a few years prior I had tracked down a different Palos Verdes locale – the supposed Half Moon Bay-area mansion where Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner) lived in the 2005 romantic comedy Rumor Has It. Because I very rarely find myself in that part of […]