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Archive for April 2014




Bombay Beach

Apr 30th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Out of all of the Salton Sea townships that I stalked while my best friend, Robin, was visiting in March, Bombay Beach was, without a doubt, my favorite.  Situated about twenty miles south of the North Shore Beach and Yacht Club (which I blogged about here), the tiny census-designated place is made up of about two hundred homes and trailers, a great number of which are abandoned.

At 223 feet below sea level, Bombay Beach has the distinction of being the lowest city in America.  It […]



Dr. Daniel Pierce’s House from “Perception”

Apr 29th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

For nearly two years now, I have been on the hunt for the house where Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) lives with his long-suffering assistant, Max Lewicki (Arjay Smith), on the TNT series Perception.  Due to the fact that the residence is typically only ever shown at night in rather tight establishing shots, with no clues such as street signs or address numbers visible in the background, I had a tough time tracking it down.  While I did have an inkling that, thanks to its […]



A Visit with Grandma

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

My beloved Grandma is in town for a visit so I will be taking the rest of the week off from blogging. I hope all of my fellow stalkers have a great few days!
Until next time, Happy Stalking!



The Salton Sea

Apr 21st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

About fifty miles southeast of Palm Springs lies the Salton Sea, a former resort destination that I had wanted to stalk ever since seeing Troy Paiva’s haunting images of the place on his website Lost America.  Due to the fact that it is largely abandoned and hence lacking in public restrooms, I hesitated making the trek out there.  (I suffer from an abnormally small bladder.)  Then, while my best friend Robin was in town in mid-March, the Grim Cheaper convinced me that it was time […]



The Disneyland Locations from “Saving Mr. Banks”

Apr 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

In February (on what turned out to be an exorbitantly crowded day), the Grim Cheaper and I visited The Happiest Place on Earth with Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, and her husband, Keith Coogan.   Since I had just recently watched – and fallen in love with – Saving Mr. Banks, I decided to do a little stalking of the Disneyland locales that appeared in the flick while I was there.

In Saving Mr. Banks, which chronicles the making of the 1964 film Mary […]



Kim’s New House from “L!fe Happens”

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Once I had tracked down the main house used in L!fe Happens (you can read that post here), as well as Auntie Em’s Kitchen, which also appeared in the flick (you can read that post here), I became more than a little obsessed with finding the cottage that Kim (Krysten Ritter) rented towards the end of the 2011 rom-com.  Ironically enough, I didn’t even like L!fe Happens all that much, but it was filmed in L.A. and knowing that there are undiscovered SoCal locations out […]



The “Good Luck Charlie” House

Apr 15th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

During the lengthy process of researching the Melissa & Joey house (which many viewers seem to think has been used on another series – you can read my blog on it here), I came across a post on Julia Sweeten’s fabulous website, Hooked on Houses, about the residence where the Duncan family – dad Bob (Eric Allan Kramer), who is an exterminator, mom Amy (Leigh Ann Baker) and their kids, Teddy (Bridgit Mendler), Gabe (Bradley Steven Perry), PJ (Jason Dolley), Charlie (Mia Talerico) and Toby […]



Azul Tapas Lounge from “Hidden Away”

Apr 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last February, a film crew descended upon Palm Springs for 12 days to shoot the Lifetime Original Movie Hidden Away.  Sadly, I never got to witness any of the filming, but I read numerous newspaper articles about the production and stalked a few of the locations mentioned, including Azul Tapas Lounge.  Because we do not get the Lifetime channel, I was not able to watch the thriller (and I use that word loosely) until recently after it became available for download on iTunes.  Regrettably, I […]



Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore from “The Wonder Years”

Apr 9th, 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.

I recently received an extensive list of The Wonder Years filming locations from a fellow stalker named Mallory who lives in Iowa.  Mallory is a huge […]



Opera on Ocean from “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”

Apr 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow stalker named Gina reminded me of a Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead location that I had yet to blog about – Opera on Ocean, the Santa Monica restaurant where slime-ball Gus (John Getz) took Sue Ellen Crandell (Christina Applegate) for a lunch date in the 1991 flick.  I had tracked the eatery down a while back, but because it had been shuttered years prior, I never ventured out to stalk it.  Then, when I was in Santa […]