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Archive for December 2014




New “Los Angeles” Mag Post – About Cindy’s Restaurant from “Surviving Christmas”

Dec 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

I would like to wish all of my fellow stalkers a very merry Christmas today!  You can check out my new Los Angeles magazine post here – about Cindy’s Eagle Rock Restaurant from Surviving Christmas.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Blockbuster Video from “The Holiday”

Dec 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I cannot believe that Christmas is only two days away!  This whole month (year, in fact) has flown by!  Sadly, this will be my last post of the season (excluding one that will run on L.A. magazine’s website on Thursday).  I will be taking the rest of the week off to do some last-minute shopping and to celebrate Christmas with my family.  For my final holiday-themed post, I thought it would only be fitting to write about another The Holiday location – the Blockbuster Video […]



My Latest Discover L.A. Article – About Christmas Movie Locations

Dec 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Discover Los Angeles Articles

I typically cover only one location each day on my blog, but today I’m giving you ten!  Head on over to Discover Los Angeles to check out my latest article about holiday movie and television locations.  Enjoy!



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About Paul Thomas Anderson

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about numerous locations from Paul Thomas Anderson movies.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Nat King Cole’s Former House

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

My good friend Lavonna is all about Christmas.  So when she came out to SoCal for a visit, along with Kim, Melissa and Maria, last month, she had a few suggestions of holiday-themed locations for me to stalk.  One of the locales was the former Hancock Park home of Nat King Cole, the African American crooner who was the very first artist to record Bob Wells and Mel Tormé’s immensely popular carol “The Christmas Song” in 1946.   So we ran right over to stalk the […]



The Grill on the Alley from “The Holiday”

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

This past weekend, while wandering through my local Target with the Grim Cheaper, I happened to spot a DVD of fave movie The Holiday on sale for $3.99!  When I saw that the special features included a commentary with director Nancy Meyers and a making-of featurette, I just about flipped my lid and immediately snapped the DVD up.  (Though I have seen The Holiday more times than I can count, because I own it on iTunes, I had never seen any of the special features.)  […]



Chaya Venice from “The Holiday”

Dec 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It’s finally that time of year again, folks!  Time for some Christmas-themed posts!  And I could NOT be more excited.  First up is a locale that I had been searching for for years – the sushi restaurant where Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) and Miles (Jack Black) dined towards the end of The Holiday.  During my lengthy search for the eatery, I spent countless hours inputting terms like “sushi restaurant,” “The Holiday” and “filming” into Google, but always came up empty-handed.  Then, this year, I decided […]



Today’s L.A. Mag Post – About Ira’s Roadside Diner from “Million Dollar Baby”

Dec 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to read today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about Ida’s Roadside Diner from Million Dollar Baby.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Sloane’s House from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Dec 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Once the pizza parlor from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off had been found, my friend Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, starting hunting for the home belonging to Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) – one of the last unknown locations from the 1986 comedy.  We had known for a while, thanks to a helpful crew member, that the residence was not in Chicago, where much of the movie was lensed, but Los Angeles.  In looking for it, though, we always came up empty-handed.  Then last […]



Regular Jon’s Pizza from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Dec 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Fellow stalker Chas, of the It’sFilmedThere website, recently texted me to let me know he had tracked down a location that I had been curious about for what seemed like forever – the pizza parlor from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Thanks to John Hughes’ DVD commentary of the flick, I knew that the restaurant was once in Brentwood and was no longer in operation, but I still desperately wanted to find its former location.  So I was thrilled to receive Chas’ text and ran right […]