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Archive for December 2015




Merry Christmas!

Dec 25th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I would like to wish all of my fellow stalkers a very Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone is enjoying time with family and friends and experiencing the magic of the holiday.  I will be off for the next couple of days, but will resume regular postings in 2016.



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Tournament House from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

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

Be sure to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post today – it’s about the Tournament House from Beverly Hills, 90210.  My articles typically get published in the early afternoon hours.



Robolights – One of the World’s Most Unusual Christmas Displays

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I’ve been lamenting to the Grim Cheaper lately about Palm Springs’ lack of Christmas décor.  Sure there are some lights displayed in various shopping centers and on downtown streetlights, but overall the desert just doesn’t have the feeling of the holidays – at least not when compared to Los Angeles.  There is one Movie Colony-area home, though, that takes decorating to a whole new level.  The residence is known as Robolights and, while it is actually adorned year-round, come December it is transformed into a […]



Downtown Christmas Shopping District from “The Brady Bunch”

Dec 21st, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

Today’s Christmas-themed post comes, once again, courtesy of Michael, the fellow stalker who gifted us with the fabulous write-up about The Golden Spoon café from The Brady Bunch back in November. While visiting L.A. last week, Michael tracked down and stalked another BB locale, this one with a holiday slant.  After returning home to Minnesota, he asked if I would be interested in having him write a second guest post about said locale and I very enthusiastically replied yes!  (I’d also be interested in a […]



The Old Towne Orange Starbucks from “Surviving Christmas”

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

There’s nothing this stalker loves more than a filming location that serves coffee.  When that filming location is a Starbucks?  Well, I’m in hog heaven!  So when I spotted an Old Towne Orange outpost of the java giant pop up in the 2004 holiday comedy Surviving Christmas, I immediately added it to my To-Stalk Iist – and was especially excited because it meant another visit to the adorable town.  I have never been shy about my adoration of Old Towne Orange.  I first visited the […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About The Federal Bar Long Beach from “Four Christmases”

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

Don’t forget to read my latest Los Angeles magazine post today – about The Federal Bar Long Beach from Four Christmases.  My articles typically get published in the early afternoon hours.



Tracey Ross from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Dec 15th, 2015 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

‘Tis finally the season – the season for holiday-themed filming locations!  As is the case every year, because Christmas locales in the L.A. area are rather limited, I waited to start blogging about them until the end of December.  And I should mention here that my postings over the next two or three weeks will be fairly limited, as well, due to some holiday events and trips that I have planned, including a shopping visit to L.A.  (I can’t wait!  There’s no shopping like L.A. […]



Diane’s House from “Say Anything . . . “

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I have been on a major Say Anything . . . kick lately thanks to a soon-to-be published post I recently wrote for Discover Los Angeles.  While doing research for the article, I became a bit fixated on tracking down an unknown location from the 1989 romcom (one that I still have yet to find, darn it!) and in the process watched countless behind-the-scenes vignettes.  Thanks to those viewings, not only did I learn an interesting fact about the movie, but I also wound up […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Dresden from “What Women Want”

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

Be sure to check out today’s Scene it Before post for Los Angeles magazine about the Dresden from What Women Want.  My articles typically get published in the early afternoon hours.



Andy’s Coffee Shop from the “Cups” Music Video

Dec 7th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

There is nothing my mom likes better than a greasy spoon-type restaurant.  She is a virtual expert on seeking them out – whether near our home, while on vacation somewhere, or passing through a town.  So imagine my shock when I recently learned about Andy’s Coffee Shop, a small greasy spoon that has been a Pasadena staple for over 80 years!  Somehow my mom had never heard of the place, despite the fact that we lived in Crown City for a decade and a half!  […]