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My Day on the Set of “The Goldbergs”

Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

I debated titling this post “How The Goldbergs altered my Thanksgiving.”  The Grim Cheaper and I were introduced to the ABC series, which is like an ‘80s-set The Wonder Years, last fall and quickly became hooked.  We plowed through all of the episodes in just a few weeks and found each to be poignant, nostalgic and moving.  One in particular affected us more than others, though.  While watching Season 2’s “A Goldberg Thanksgiving,” in which matriarch Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) attempts to impart her holiday meal […]



Market from “Mother”

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Michael's Guest Posts

I absolutely love surprises! So I was thrilled to receive an email a couple of days ago from my friend Michael with the news that he had written yet another guest post! For those who don’t read IAMNOTASTALKER regularly, Michael is a frequent contributor. His body of work is now so large, in fact, that I have added a category titled “Michael’s Guest Posts” that can be found on the right side of my site, as well as a “Michael’s Guest Posts” tag in each […]



Happy President’s Day

Feb 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I am taking today off in honor of President’s Day.  I hope all of my fellow stalkers are enjoying the holiday and three-day weekend.  I’ll see you back here on Wednesday!



The Women’s Exchange from “Sleepless in Seattle”

Feb 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last year, I had incredible luck getting access to filming locations typically closed to the public.  While visiting New York in April, I was granted tours of three non-accessible places that I literally would have given my eye teeth to see.  Thankfully, none of my friendly tour guides collected on that offer.  (And yes, I will be blogging about those sites soon.)  One spot I was not as fortunate with was the tea room at the Women’s Exchange in Baltimore, which was featured briefly in […]



The George Peabody Library from “Sleepless in Seattle”

Feb 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper has never been much interested in filming locations, as I’ve mentioned many times before.  He does love stalking them with me, though, as doing so usually involves seeing historic and unique spots.  One site that absolutely bowled him over during our trip back east last September was the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.  The locale first came on my radar way back in 1993 thanks to its appearance in fave movie Sleepless in Seattle.  Once I started researching and viewing photographs of […]



Library Bar from “Parenthood”

Feb 13th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

In his bestselling book Outliers: The Story of Success, author Malcolm Gladwell asserts that a person needs 10,000 hours of practice at something in order to become an expert.  I’ve been writing my blog for about nine years now, working on it at least eight hours a day, five days a week, which translates to roughly 19,000 stalking hours under my belt.  That number is probably a vast understatement, but I think we can all agree that I am an expert on filming locations.  Even […]



The Administration Building, Treasure Island from “The Parent Trap”

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The stalking itinerary for my October 2016 trip to Northern California was extremely Scream-centric.  So much so that I did not really do any research on area locales from other productions.  But life threw a pleasant surprise my way shortly after I arrived in the City by the Bay.  Upon landing at SFO, my mom and I headed to Treasure Island to pick up my uncle who was spending the weekend with us.  As we passed through the island’s main entrance, I happened to look […]



Avalon Hotel Palm Springs from “The Hills”

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: The Hills Filming Locations

Sometimes I stalk places unknowingly.  Such was the case with Avalon Hotel Palm Springs, which I visited back in June 2013 when it was known as Viceroy.  I was quite taken with the property’s yellow-hued Old Hollywood Regency-style theme and took a myriad of photographs while there, though I did not plan on blogging about the site because I did not realize it was a filming location.  As it turns out, it is – from one of my favorite shows, no less!  Last week, my […]



The “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Race Home Locations

Feb 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It’s five minutes until six and everybody’s favorite truant, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), has to beat his parents home lest they find out that he has cut school for the ninth time! (“I don’t remember him being sick nine times!”) So begins one of the most famous sequences in all of moviedom, the race home from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Though said to take place in Chicago, Ferris’ race home – as well as the rest of the 1986 comedy – was shot in both […]



Skylight Books from “Veep”

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

While we are on the subject of historic book shops featured in Washington, D.C.-based productions (you can read my post on Idle Time Books from A Few Good Men here), I would be remiss if I did not mention a bookseller that popped up on my new favorite show, Veep.  The Grim Cheaper and I recently became obsessed with the HBO series thanks to a recommendation from my good friend Lavonna and blew through all 48 episodes in about 2 weeks.  It is easily one […]