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Archive for March 2015




Hacienda Palomino – Michael Jackson’s Former Las Vegas House

Mar 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

I am not really that into stalking celebrity homes (though I have quite a few of them on my site), the main reason being that typically little else besides a gate can be seen from the road.  There are some exceptions, though.  If there is a star I really like, or if I read about a residence in a book, or if a significant event happened there, or if the look of a place piques my interest, I am most definitely going to want to […]



The Georgian Ballroom from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Mar 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Had you asked me last week, I would have told you that I was an expert on both Pasadena and its filming history.  But something happened on Wednesday afternoon that rocked me to my stalking core.  While writing a blog post for Los Angeles magazine, I got on a bit of a Girls Just Want to Have Fun kick and decided to attempt to track down a few of its unknown locations, one of which was the Lakeview Country Club where Natalie Sands’ (Holly Gagnier) […]



“The Hangover” Wedding Chapel

Mar 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It is no secret that erroneous (and/or imprecise) filming location information published online and in books is one of my biggest pet peeves – especially when it leads to me stalking an incorrect place, which is exactly what happened while I was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago.  (Why there is some sort of halo on my shirt in the above pic is beyond me.)

Several websites state that The Best Little Chapel from The Hangover was a fake set piece that was constructed […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – “Apollo 13” Turns 20!

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

Be sure to check out today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about the 20th Anniversary screening of Apollo 13 at the TCM Classic Film Festival.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The Cooper House from “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

Mar 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Sometimes I become obsessed with a location because I love the movie that it was featured in.  Other times I just like the look of a particular place and am desperate to see it in person.  And other times still I read something about a filming site that completely transfixes me despite the fact that I have never actually seen it onscreen.  Such was the case with the Anywhere, U.S.A.-style residence where the Cooper family – Ben (Steve Carell), Kelly (Jennifer Garner), Alexander (Ed Oxenbould), […]



The Pink Motel from “Vanderpump Rules”

Mar 24th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

The latest season of Vanderpump Rules might have been the most epic yet.  With Stassi Schroeder making only occasional appearances, I had a fear that the show was going to lose all of its allure and most of its steam, but that was not the case.  Kristen Doute brought the crazy like never before and the fact that Ariana Madix had a larger role made Scheana Marie’s onscreen time almost bearable.  I loved pretty much every second of Season 3, especially the ‘50s-style photo shoot […]



The Pioneer Saloon

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There’s only one thing I love more than stalking film locations and that’s stalking film locations that have a history.  On our way out of Las Vegas last week, the Grim Cheaper and I visited a watering hole that has quite a storied one.  The Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, which has been deemed Southern Nevada’s oldest bar, was first established over 100 years ago on a curving rural road located about 25 miles southwest of The Strip.  Miraculously, little of the two-room saloon has changed […]



New Scene It Before Post – The “Annie” Orphanage

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

Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post – about a location from one of my favorite movies ever, Annie.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



WeScoutLA – Episode 5

Mar 18th, 2015 | By | Category: WeScoutLA Filming Location Videos

Check out my latest video collaboration with Mike, from MovieShotsLA, in which we visit locations from Valley Girl, Poltergeist, Phantasm, and Encino Man.  Enjoy!



The ” . . . Baby One More Time” Costume

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

One of the most important items on my Stalking Bucket List was checked off last week while the Grim Cheaper and I were in Las Vegas.  Way back in October 2010 (while doing research for this post), I learned that Britney Spears’ schoolgirl costume from her 1998 “ . . . Baby One More Time” music video was on display at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and I just about died.  As I have mentioned countless times before on this site, to me that […]