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Descanso Beach Club from “NCIS”

May 24th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

My family has long had a love affair with Catalina, the idyllic island located about 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles.  One of our favorite spots to grab lunch or an evening cocktail while there is Descanso Beach Club, a toes-in-the-sand restaurant situated along the shore of Descanso Bay.  I have visited the site more times than I can count over the years, but had no idea it was a filming location.  So I was thrilled when I spotted it while re-watching an early episode […]



The “A Few Good Men” Softball Field

May 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I don’t know – or care – much about sports.  I do love me some Tom Cruise, though.  So when my friend/fellow stalker Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog, sent me his list of Washington, D.C./Philadelphia-area locales prior to my trip back east last September, I was thrilled to see the softball field from the 1992 drama A Few Good Men mentioned.  As noted in his files (which were extensive!), filming of the AFGM softball scenes took place on the baseball fields at […]



East Miami Police Department from “Rosewood”

May 19th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I was saddened to learn of the cancellation of Rosewood last week.  Yes, I said in recent posts (here and here) that the show had jumped the shark, but I was holding out hope that it would return strong for a third season.  Unfortunately, as Fox announced last Tuesday, that is not to be.  Even worse, because the series was given the ax after the Season 2 finale had already aired, there will not be closure to any of the main storylines, namely the will-they-or-won’t-they […]



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library from “Veep”

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I don’t do museums, as many of my longtime readers well know.  One that I did partake of and thoroughly enjoy, though, was The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, which I visited with my parents and the Grim Cheaper waaaay back in 2005 (so long ago that when I went looking for my photos of it to post here, I wasn’t sure if they were film or digital!).  Surprisingly (to me, at least), I was thoroughly fascinated and engaged while venturing through the […]



The “All of My Heart” Farmhouse

May 12th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

It seems that every time I turn around lately, I come across someone who is obsessed with Hallmark Channel made-for-television movies. First it was my grandma, who couldn’t stop talking about them at Christmas.  Around that same time, I started hearing about the flicks from my uncle’s girlfriend, who binge-watches them like crazy, much to the chagrin of my uncle (though he does do some amazingly funny recaps – according to him, the premises are all pretty much exactly the same). Next it was my […]



Soup Burg from “Sex and the City”

May 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

I am the first to admit that I get fixated on the most random things.  A few years back, I became obsessed with identifying the diner featured at the very end of the Season 1 episode of Sex and the City titled “Models and Mortals.”  Though the eatery only appeared briefly, I was consumed with tracking it down.  What can I say?  I love a good diner.  It took some legwork to find the place, but find it, I did.  Sadly, by that time, Soup […]



Kyoto Gardens from “Her”

May 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

As a kid, I was pretty much never without a book in hand.  (Truth be told, not much has changed since.)  One of my favorite childhood tomes was Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 masterpiece The Secret Garden.  Reading it made me want nothing more than to unearth a lush hidden idyll of my own.  That desire has never left me.  So when I learned about a “secret” garden tucked away on the third floor of a downtown L.A. hotel back in 2011, I rushed right out […]



Guasti Villa from “Veep”

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

It’s no secret how much I hate incorrect filming location information.  But sometimes errant info can lead to good things.  Case in point – back in 2012, an article was published about the Los Angeles locales featured in The Artist.  One of the sites detailed was Guasti Villa, aka Busby Berkeley’s former Jefferson Park mansion, which was said to have masked as the home of Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) in the flick.  (I cannot for the life of me remember what publication featured the article, […]



Huntington Beach Central Library and Cultural Center from “Rosewood”

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

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – stalking begets stalking.  While out and about sightseeing filming locales in Orange County last month, the Grim Cheaper and I struck up a conversation with a friendly local couple who informed us that fave show Rosewood (well, it was a fave show until it jumped the shark recently) had just done some shooting at the Huntington Beach Central Library and Cultural Center.  So we headed right on over there and were both shocked at what […]



Moody’s Bar and Grille from “Jerry Maguire”

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Oh, how this stalker loves herself a dark, wood-paneled bar!  There is just something so warm and inviting about them, which is probably why they are featured regularly onscreen.  One that I was quite fixated on tracking down for years was the supposed Tempe, Arizona-area “Crocodile,” where Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) got stood up by Cardinals General Manager Dennis Wilburn (Glenn Frey) in the 1996 romcom Jerry Maguire.  I finally managed to identify the watering hole as the now defunct Moody’s Bar and Grill, formerly […]