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Book Soup from “Bewitched”

Feb 21st, 2018 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am a total bookstore junkie – as I’ve mentioned numerous times on this site.  The rest of the world seems to be leaning in the opposite direction, though.  Still I was shocked – and saddened – to learn of the recent shuttering of the Barnes & Noble on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, a place I patronized often during its 20-plus years in business.  Reading about the closure got me to thinking about another L.A. bookseller I regularly frequent, one that is […]



Happy Presidents’ Day!

Feb 19th, 2018 | By | Category: This and That

Happy Presidents’ Day to all of my fellow stalkers!  I am taking today off, but will be back on Wednesday with a new locale.  See you then!



Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant from “Beverly Hills, 90210: Exposed!”

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

They say you should always listen to your mother.  It’s good advice.  Case in point – about a decade ago, while stalking in Studio City, my mom, my dad, the Grim Cheaper and I passed by Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant on Ventura Boulevard and decided to pop in for a bite.  During our meal, my mom encouraged me to take photos of the place as she figured it had likely been utilized for filming at some point or had a celebrity connection.  I spent the […]



South Pasadena Public Library from “Say Anything . . . “

Feb 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Movie Locations

 
I was incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of John Mahoney last week.  Not only did I love the actor in pretty much every role he played, but his Hollywood story is such an unusual and admirable one.  After graduating from college, Mahoney tried his hand at a few different occupations including teaching English at a university and editing a medical journal.  Then at the not-so-tender age of 37, he switched gears and decided to follow his passion – acting.  He found quick success […]



Bookstar from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Feb 9th, 2018 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

I have certainly been revisiting the past lately, as evidenced here, here, and here.  Maybe it has something to do with nostalgia hitting me after our recent move.  Whatever the reason, here I am yet again with yet another redux.  Today’s locale is a favorite, one that I originally covered in May 2008 – Bookstar, a former-theatre-turned-Barnes-&-Noble in Studio City.  Back in 1991, when the venue was operating as Mann’s Studio Theatre, Dylan McKay (Luke Perry) took Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty) there for their first […]



Kaldi Coffee and Tea from “Lady Bird”

Feb 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I are almost all settled in to our new desert home, so I should be getting back to my regularly scheduled blog programing in the near future.  Thanks for bearing with me over the past few weeks.  For my first post-move locale, I thought I’d write about a spot I originally covered back in early 2010 – Kaldi Coffee and Tea in South Pasadena, which I was thrilled to see pop up numerous times while watching a for-your-consideration DVD of Lady […]



We’re Moving!

Jan 26th, 2018 | By | Category: This and That

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, the Grim Cheaper and I are moving this week.  (Hopefully we won’t have any moments like this!)  So blog posts will likely be few and far between over the next couple of weeks until we get settled.  Hopefully I’ll be back up and running sooner rather than later, though!
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 



SPARCinLA from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I are moving in a couple of days (we bought a house out here in the desert – our first house!) and while packing last week I informed him that as soon as we got settled we would be taking a trip to Los Angeles as I “have nothing to blog about.”  His response?  “Yeah, just like you have nothing in your closet to wear!”  He’s right, of course.  My stalking backlog is ridiculously long.  There are locales in my stockpile […]



The SmokeHouse Restaurant from “Lucifer”

Jan 19th, 2018 | By | Category: TV Locations

Hollywood loves a redux.  So do I, apparently, because here I am yet again with yet another location re-do!  (For those who missed it, I penned a second post on the Simpson family home from She’s Out of Control last week.)  Today’s blog is actually my third go-around with this particular spot (you can read my first two blurbs on it here and here), but when I saw the legendary SmokeHouse restaurant pop up in a rather lengthy segment of the Season 3 episode of […]



Barnsdall Art Park from “Big Little Lies”

Jan 17th, 2018 | By | Category: TV Locations

The Grim Cheaper is easily the most creative gift-giver I know.  Not only does he find incredibly thoughtful presents, but he always comes up with highly unique ways of presenting them.  I have only ever managed to match his ingenuity on rare occasions – one being Valentine’s Day 2011 when I created a scavenger hunt around Los Angeles during which he solved clues that disclosed GPS coordinates of spots I thought he would enjoy visiting.  The hunt included stops at Grub Restaurant, LACMA, Boardner’s of […]