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Archive for October 2013




The Cobb Estate from “Phantasm”

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One locale that I came across (thanks to an article on Amoeblog) while doing research for my 2012 Haunted Hollywood posts was the former Cobb Estate in Altadena, the gates of which appeared in the 1979 cult horror film Phantasm.  And while I stalked the location shortly thereafter, for whatever reason I never got around to blogging about it last October.  I actually completely forgot about the site, in fact, until I sat down to write my recent post on Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, which […]



George Nader’s Former Home

Oct 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Earlier this year, while doing research on the various Coachella Valley-area houses formerly owned by pianist Liberace, I came across a blurb in fave book Palm Springs Confidential about the city’s first ever triple homicide, which took place in a Las Palmas Estates residence that once belonged to actor George Nader.  After wiping the drool from my chin , I added the site to my Haunted Hollywood To-Stalk list and finally managed to drag the Grim Cheaper out there a couple of weekends ago.

The 3-bedroom, […]



Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch

Oct 25th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

I thought I would break away from tradition today by blogging about a place that has no celebrity or film connection – Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch, which is without a doubt the BEST pumpkin patch I have ever been to in my life!  I may be breaking from the norm more often in the coming months actually, by turning my site into more of a guide to L.A. than strictly to filming locations.  The focus will, of course, always be movie, TV and pop […]



Dan Aykroyd’s Former Haunted House

Oct 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Another spooky locale that I learned about thanks to fellow stalker E.J., of The Movieland Directory, and his fabulous book Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites was the longtime home of Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd and his wife, actress Donna Dixon.  The residence piqued my interest due to Aykroyd’s claim of numerous hauntings taking place there over the years.  So I, of course, immediately added it to my Haunted Hollywood To-Stalk list and dragged the Grim Cheaper right on out there back in early May.

Dan Aykroyd is […]



Heather’s House from “New Nightmare”

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

Way back in April, after stalking the talking road condition sign location from L.A. Story (which I blogged about here) and Malibu Hindu Temple from Beverly Hills Ninja (which I blogged about here), Mike, from MovieShotsLA, took me to the Tarzana-area house where Heather Langenkamp (who played herself) lived with her husband, Chase Porter (David Newsom), and son, Dylan (Miko Hughes), in the 1994 horror flick Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.  And while I had not yet seen New Nightmare at the time, Mike thought the […]



Henry Kyle’s Former House

Oct 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Many, many months back, my mom texted me to ask if I had ever stalked the Bel-Air mansion where Texas tycoon Henry Harrison Kyle was murdered on July 22nd, 1983.  Because the property had also once been the residence of filmdom’s first “It Girl,” Clara Bow, my mom thought it would fit in perfectly with my Haunted Hollywood posts.  That was the first that I had ever heard of the place and, of course, started chomping at the bit to stalk it, so I dragged the Grim Cheaper […]



Angeles Abbey Memorial Park from “Alias”

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

Today’s locale is one of my favorite Haunted Hollywood locations ever!  Way back in January 2012, fellow stalker Gilles from France sent me an email asking for some help in tracking down a mosque-like structure that stood in for a Moroccan airport in the Season 1 episode of Alias titled “A Broken Heart.”  Gilles included some screen captures in his email and, upon first glance, I guessed that the place was most likely a cemetery.  So I did a quick Google search for a mosque-like […]



Karyn Kupcinet’s Former Apartment

Oct 18th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

Back in June, while reading Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s fabulous book Killing Kennedy, I was reminded of an unsolved death tied to the former president that took place in November 1963 in West Hollywood – the murder of 22-year-old actress Karyn Kupcinet in her Monterey Village apartment on North Sweetzer Avenue. Figuring that the place would fit in perfectly with my Haunted Hollywood theme, I ran right out to stalk it shortly thereafter.

Karyn Kupcinet was born Roberta Lynn Kupcinet on March 6th, 1941 […]



Evergreen Memorial Park & Crematory

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

A couple of months ago, while doing research on locations for my Haunted Hollywood postings, I came across some online images of Evergreen Memorial Park & Crematory in Boyle Heights and practically started drooling over the place’s fabulously haunting chapel.  Then when I learned that the cemetery had been featured in the 1980 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, I decided that I just had to stalk it and dragged the Grim Cheaper right on out there.

Evergreen Memorial Park was originally established on August […]



The Former Site of Mulholland Farm

Oct 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

Another locale that fellow stalker E.J., of The Movieland Directory, mentioned in Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites was the spot where Mulholland Farm – the former home of actor Errol Flynn – once stood.  And while I knew next to nothing about Flynn at the time I read the book, the blurb caught my eye due to a macabre practical joke that was allegedly played at the property involving John Barrymore (grandfather of Drew), which I thought would interest my friend Ashley, of The Drewseum […]