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Archive for August 2013




Echo Park

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

One location that I have wanted to stalk ever since June 2012, when I wrote my post about MacArthur Park from New Girl (which you can read here), was the similar-looking Echo Park in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood.  Sadly though, my efforts were thwarted for over a year due to an extensive restoration project that was taking place on the premises.  The property eventually reopened two months ago and I was absolutely chomping at the bit to stalk it, and finally managed to do just that […]



Dawnridge – Tony Duquette’s Former House

Aug 26th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

Last month, while perusing the July 2013 issue of InStyle magazine, I became just a wee-bit intrigued by the spot where the cover shoot with actress Salma Hayek took place – a residence formerly owned by legendary designer Tony Duquette that the article described as an oft-filmed-at locale.  After reading through the story, I immediately ran to my computer to try to track the house down, which I, thankfully, managed to do fairly quickly.  And my fascination only grew once I came across these uh-ma-zing […]



Special Café from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” Video

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Michael Jackson Locations

[UPDATE – The Special Café site still stands!  You can read all about it here.  Even though this post contains erroneous information, I am leaving it up as it chronicles an important part of the long, arduous journey my fellow stalkers and I embarked upon to track the locale down.]
Since we’re on the subject of Michael Jackson . . . in May of this past year, a fellow stalker/MJ aficionado named Justin published a comment on my post about the Monte Carlo café, which I […]



The Smokestacks from Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” Music Video

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Michael Jackson Locations

Back in July, while doing research on the seaside mansion where Beau Burroughs lived in Rumor Has It (which I blogged about here), I came across a website called 80s Film Locations (that I later learned is run by fellow stalker Marc, of the Washington State Film Locations website) and noticed that it had a tab for Michael Jackson’s 1991 “Black or White” music video.  Immediately intrigued, I clicked on the link and was floored to discover that the address for the spot where the […]



Lindsay Lohan’s Former Venice Home

Aug 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

I had originally planned on writing about a different location for today’s post, but last night, when the Grim Cheaper and I sat down to watch Oprah Winfrey interview Lindsay Lohan on Oprah’s Next Chapter, I was reminded of a LiLo locale that I had stalked last November – the Venice Beach house where the troubled star lived for about a year in 2011 following a 90-day stint at the Betty Ford Center.  And I just have to say here that the Oprah interview (which […]



Sherman Way Adult Books from “Behind the Candelabra”

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

Today’s location is a bit of a risqué one, so brace yourselves, my fellow stalkers!  Back in May, after Behind the Candelabra first premiered, I received an email from my buddy E.J., of The Movieland Directory website, listing a few of the locales that he had tracked down from the HBO biopic.  He ended the email with, “You only need to find the adult film store, the condo penthouse in L.A., Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) and Liberace’s (Michael Douglas’) Valley-area house, and the Thorson family’s […]



The Derby Restaurant from “Step Brothers”

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

During a recent visit to Los Angeles, the Grim Cheaper and I stayed at an Arcadia hotel that just so happened to be located right across the street from a nine-decades old eatery that I had always wanted to stalk – The Derby Restaurant, which was featured in the 2008 comedy Step Brothers.  As y’all know, this stalker absolutely loves herself any location with a history!  So I dragged the GC right on over there to partake of what turned out to be a fabulous […]



Liberace’s Penthouse from “Behind the Candelabra”

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

Back on May 27th, the day after the HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra first aired, fellow stalker Mike, from MovieShotsLA, emailed me to let me know that he had tracked down the penthouse belonging to Liberace (Michael Douglas) in the flick.  He also informed me that, in a very cool twist, the penthouse used in the movie was actually owned by the legendary pianist for almost a decade in real life.  Love it!  And while I immediately added the site to my To-Stalk list, for […]



The "Punky Brewster" Opening Credits Locations

Aug 13th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

After tracking down the apartment building where Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) and her adoptive father, Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes), lived in the 1984 television series Punky Brewster (which I blogged about here), I became completely obsessed with finding the locations that appeared in the opening credits of the show’s pilot episode, which was titled “Punky Finds a Home, Part I.” (Subsequent episodes featured a shortened version of the pilot’s opening, with only a few locations featured.) Thankfully, John, from the Silent Locations blog, was […]



Mr. Y’s Apartment from "Behind the Candelabra"

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

Back in June, while doing research on the house where Liberace (Michael Douglas) lived in Behind the Candelabra (which I blogged about here), I came across a fabulous production slideshow about the movie on HBO.com.  The slideshow featured behind-the-scenes images of several of the locations used in the biopic and one – the mid-century modern-style apartment where drug dealer Mr. Y (Nicky Katt) lived – had me absolutely drooling.

The caption included with the image of the apartment (which is pictured below) stated, “Shot on location […]