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Archive for September 2015




Taking a Couple of Days Off

Sep 29th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

My mom is having surgery in L.A. today and I am heading out there to be with her, so I will be taking the next couple of days off.  Be sure not to miss my L.A. mag post on Thursday, though, which is the start of my Haunted Hollywood postings!  I will also have a Haunted Hollywood post up on the blog on Friday.  I could NOT be more excited that it is finally that time of year again!



L’Opera Restaurant from “Charmed”

Sep 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Charmed Filming Locations

I rarely find myself in the LBC (that’s Long Beach, California, for those not in the know), so when I was out there a couple of months ago snapping photos for The Ultimate Guide to Clueless Movie Locations in Los Angeles Part I and Part II (which, if you haven’t checked out yet, you really should!), I made a quick detour to L’Opera Restaurant on Pine Avenue.  The upscale Italian eatery was featured in the pilot episode of Charmed and had remained unchecked on my […]



Lake View Medical Center from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Sep 25th, 2015 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

In researching today’s post, I put in several hours scanning through countless Season 1 and Season 2 episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.  Time well spent as far as I’m concerned!    This was all due to a comment left on my blog last October by a reader named Vanessa Laine who said that the now defunct Lake View Medical Center in Lakeview Terrace was the hospital that appeared in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.  I immediately got to perusing the internet for more information […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – The Olivia Pope & Associates Offices from “Scandal”

Sep 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read my latest post for L.A.mag.com today, about the Olivia Pope & Associates offices from Scandal.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.  (On a side-note – I wrote this article several weeks ago, before I became disillusioned with the show.)



The Convenience Store from “Can’t Hardly Wait”

Sep 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My buddy, fellow stalker Owen of the When Write Is Wrong blog, is a huge Jennifer Love Hewitt fan.  Like huge.  He is also a fan of filming locations and, over the years, has managed to track down the vast majority of locales featured in his fave JLH movie, 1998’s Can’t Hardly Wait.  One that had eluded him for some time, though, was the convenience store where Kenny Fisher (Seth Green) shopped at the beginning of the flick.  He recently got a tip from a […]



Triada Palm Springs

Sep 18th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

For those who are unfamiliar with the area, Palm Springs is HOT in the summer.  Well, it’s hot year-round, but in the summer it’s hot hot – like 115 most days.  One nice consequence of that fact is that hotels drop their prices during the inclement months.  My family loves to partake of the low rates with short staycations in various area hotels.  Last week, we had the pleasure of checking into Triada Palm Springs.  Though not a filming location, the place does have quite […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – Clifton’s Cafeteria

Sep 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out today’s post for L.A.mag.com about Clifton’s Cafeteria’s many appearances onscreen.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Bob Hope Patriotic Hall from “Flashdance”

Sep 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Anyone who has ever driven on the I-10 Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles has most likely noticed the A-line, red-roofed building that towers over the skyline to the south.  That building is Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.  I have passed by it hundreds of times and have always wanted to venture inside.  A couple of weeks ago, while on our way back to the desert, the Grim Cheaper and I finally did.  Though the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall website says that the property is open […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – The Cohen Mansion from “The O.C.”

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest post for L.A.mag.com about the Cohen mansion from The O.C.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Poolside Getaway

Sep 8th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

My parents surprised us by booking a little poolside family getaway for the week, so I will not have any new posts this week aside from my usual Los Angeles magazine column on Thursday (it’s a really exciting one – I’m telling the story of my favorite only-in-L.A. moment!).  I will be laptoping it by the pool for most of the week as I have three articles due for Discover Los Angeles, so be looking for those in the near future as well.  In the […]