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Archive for February 2015




Ronnie and Amber’s House from “Modern Family”

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

This season of Modern Family brought to life a storyline that is basically my worst fear – nightmare neighbors.  Poor Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) had their tranquility disturbed in the episode titled “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor” when loudmouth medicinal marijuana dealer Ronnie LaFontaine (Steve Zahn), his wife, Amber (Andrea Anders), and their two children moved in next door.  It’s been a horrific (and rather comical) ordeal ever since, with antics including a dry-docked boat parked in the driveway, an invitation […]



Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – About Vroman’s Bookstore

Feb 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post – about Vroman’s Bookstore and its latest onscreen appearance in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The “Pretty Little Liars” Guide to Warner Bros. Studio

Feb 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Pretty Little Liars Locations

My name is Lindsay Blake and I am a Pretty Little Liars addict.  I started watching the ABC Family series on Netflix while the Grim Cheaper was away on a weeklong business trip last year and it was not long before I was utterly and totally hooked.  I’m no longer ashamed to admit it, either.  PLL is a great show.  There is good news and bad news about its filming locations, though.  The bad news first.  Production hardly ever – and I mean like ever […]



The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar from "The Bachelor"

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

This season of The Bachelor has been one for the record books!  I don’t think there has ever been a prior season featuring so many crazy contestants – and for The Bachelor, that’s really saying something.  Sure there are a few sane women in the bunch (Whitney, Carly and Becca), but for the most part each episode is like a parade of crazy – and I am loving every minute of it!   The Grim Cheaper and I just visited a location from a past season […]



New Discover L.A. Post – About Oscar-Winning Movie Locations

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Discover Los Angeles Articles

Be sure to check out my latest Discover Los Angeles post about locations from ten Best Picture winners, just in time for Oscar weekend!



New L.A. Mag Post – About “American Sniper’s” L.A. Locations

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Make sure to read today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about American Sniper’s L.A. filming locations.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Thornton’s Mansion from “Back to School”

Feb 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Even though I am a definite child of the ‘80s, for whatever reason I had never seen the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield classic Back to School until late last year.  I wound up loving the flick and immediately started researching its locations.  I covered a few of them in a September post for Los Angeles magazine, but one that I could just not seem to track down was the mansion belonging to “Tall and Fat” clothing store owner Thornton Melon (Dangerfield).   I finally enlisted fellow stalker […]



Whirlwind Weekend

Feb 17th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I spent this past weekend in San Francisco celebrating my grandma’s 90th birthday.  The family threw her a surprise party and to say she was bowled over would be an understatement.  We had an absolute blast and I can’t think of a better way to have spent my Valentine’s.  For the evening, one of my best friends Nat planned an amazing night out in the city.  It was such a special day.  Anyway, being up in NorCal did not leave me any time for blogging, […]



The Whisky a Go Go

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I’ve never really been into music.  As I have mentioned before, if it’s not sung by Michael Bublé, Britney Spears or Michael Jackson, or was not a top ‘80s hit, chances are I haven’t heard it.  But my good friend Kim from Kentucky is a huge music buff, so when she and our good friend Lavonna came out for a visit in November, we made sure to hit up what is arguably one of the most famous rock venues in the world, the Whisky a […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”

Feb 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to stop by LAMag.com today to read my latest post – about Echo Park’s recent appearance in Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.