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L.A. Vacay

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I am heading to L.A. today and staying through the weekend – my favorite weekend of the year.  Yep, it’s that time again – time for the Academy Awards.  I am SO excited and am not even going to let the torrential rain that is supposed to be falling the entire time we are there dampen my spirits.
I promise to be back next week with an all new post.  In the meantime, be sure to check out my latest article for L.A. magazine on Thursday.
Until […]



The Wrong-Door Raid Apartments

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

One of the most infamous (and humorous) scandals to ever rock Tinseltown involved my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe and her second ex-husband, legendary baseball player Joe DiMaggio.  (Their relationship wasn’t always sunshine and roses.)  Known as the Wrong-Door Raid, it occurred in the late night hours of November 5th, 1954, but did not become public knowledge until almost a year later.  I stalked the apartment building where the raid took place – at 8122 Waring Avenue in West Hollywood – last summer, initially planning to […]



Winnie Cooper’s House from “The Wonder Years”

Feb 24th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

UPDATE – The Wonder Years is coming to DVD for the first time ever in October!  The 26-disc boxed set includes all six seasons of the show, plus a cast reunion segment, over 15 hours of bonus footage, a collectible metal locker, two production booklets packed with behind-the-scenes information, a replica yearbook, and Wonder Years magnets.  Sets can be pre-ordered here.

It was quite a Wonder Years weekend for me.  Not only did the Grim Cheaper and I indulge in some more binge-watching of the show, but […]



Kevin’s House from “The Wonder Years”

Feb 21st, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

UPDATE – The Wonder Years is coming to DVD for the first time ever in October!  The 26-disc boxed set includes all six seasons of the show, plus a cast reunion segment, over 15 hours of bonus footage, a collectible metal locker, two production booklets packed with behind-the-scenes information, a replica yearbook, and Wonder Years magnets.  Sets can be pre-ordered here.

My good friend Mikey, from the Mike the Fanboy website, recently asked if I wanted to do some stalking of The Wonder Years house with him.  […]



The All American Burger from “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”

Feb 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I was devastated to learn back in early 2010, thanks to fellow stalker Amanda, that The All American Burger on Sunset Boulevard, which masqueraded as Clown Dog restaurant in 1991’s Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, was being turned into a Chipotle Mexican Grill.  I never expected that the historic eatery was going to be demolished in the process, though, so when I drove by it later that same year, I was shocked to discover a vacant lot.  All that remained of the once-popular burger […]



Cordelia’s Apartment Building from “Angel”

Feb 19th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

In mid-January, fellow stalker Ashley, of The Drewseum, asked for some help in tracking down the Moorish-style apartment building where Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) lived on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff series Angel.  She sent me a link to this image of the building and, even though I had never seen an episode of Angel, due to the place’s spectacularly unique architecture, I was immediately intrigued.

I should mention here that while I never actually watched Angel, I was an extra on the series once […]



Happy Presidents’ Day!

Feb 17th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

This weekend was a whirlwind that included a spectacular Valentine’s Day with the Grim Cheaper, a (VERY crowded, but fun) trip to Disneyland with Miss Pinky Lovejoy of the Thinking Pink blog and her husband, Keith Coogan,  and seeing Air Force One in person (can’t get more presidential than that!).  I, unfortunately, did not have any time to write a post for today or tomorrow, but I will be back on Wednesday with a whole new location.  I hope all of my fellow stalkers are […]



Parisian Florist – The Flower Shop Joe DiMaggio Used to Send Roses to Marilyn Monroe’s Gravesite for 20 Years

Feb 14th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

As a child, I remember often hearing about the weekly delivery of roses that Joe DiMaggio sent to the grave of his former wife, Miss Marilyn Monroe, for two full decades.  This was long before my obsession with the blonde bombshell had taken hold, but the gesture stuck with me as an extraordinary act of love, the ultimate valentine, if you will – especially considering that The Yankee Clipper was married to the starlet for less than a year.  So when I recently came across […]



My Latest “L.A.” Magazine Post

Feb 13th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I was in L.A. all day yesterday taking care of some things and did not have time to write a new post for today, but you can check out my latest column for L.A. magazine – about Reed’s flower shop from Valentine’s Day – here.



The Colorado Street Bridge from “The Bachelor”

Feb 12th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

When Juan Pablo Galavis and Chelsie Webster went bungee jumping off of Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge in the recently-aired Season 18 episode of The Bachelor titled “Soccer Date,” I found myself wondering, “How did I miss the filming?”  Although it has been over a year now, I still have to remind myself that the Crown City is no longer home.  (The Grim Cheaper is convinced that all the blonde hair dye I use has finally started to affect my brain.  )  I happened to drive […]