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The “She’s Out of Control” House – Part 2

Jan 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One of my favorite parts of writing my blog each day is uncovering the various productions a particular locale has appeared in.  Some spots are so prevalent on the big and small screen that I inevitably miss a role or two, though.  Such was the case with the South Pasadena pad that portrayed the home of the Simpson family in the 1989 coming-of-age comedy She’s Out of Control, one of my very favorite flicks of the era.  A couple of months after publishing my post […]



Rise N Grind from “Veep”

Jan 8th, 2018 | By | Category: TV Locations, Uncategorized

I have never been one for New Year’s resolutions.  That being said, in 2018 I am hoping to regularly exercise, be kinder (to myself and others), drink more water and less champagne, and cut down on my daily latte regimen.  The last one is going to be much easier said than done.  No matter what, though, I will definitely not be cutting down on my stalking of coffee shops – that I can promise.  One café that I recently visited was Hollywood’s Rise N Grind, […]



Home Restaurant from “Raines”

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: TV Locations

Every once in a while a show comes along that immediately hooks me.  Such was the case with Raines, an extremely short-lived police procedural boasting a scant seven-episode run.  I was unaware of the NBC series at the time of its original airing in March 2007.  In fact, I only learned of it this past October while doing research for my post on High Tower, the iconic Hollywood Hills campanile from Dead Again that, as I learned via IMDB, also had a prominent role in […]



Merry Christmas!

Dec 25th, 2017 | By | Category: This and That

I would like to wish all of my fellow stalkers a very merry Christmas filled with family, friends, food, and joyous festivities.  I will be taking the next week off to spend with the Grim Cheaper and my family and will resume regular posting starting Wednesday, January 3.  See you then!



The “L.A. Confidential” Christmas Eve Pot Bust House

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

Some might not consider the subject of today’s post a Christmas location.  It’s certainly not from a holiday flick, that’s for sure.  But the scene that was shot there took place on Christmas Eve, so I figured it was fair game.  For those who do not recognize the pad pictured above, it was at the two-story Craftsman that the infamous “movie premiere pot bust” – or as I always refer to it, the “Christmas Eve pot bust” – from L.A. Confidential was lensed.  If you’ve […]



Cindy’s Restaurant from “Surviving Christmas”

Dec 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I have made no secret of the fact that I majorly ration Christmas locations from year to year.  The sad truth is that few holiday flicks are lensed in the L.A. area (the city’s constant sunshine and lack of snow doesn’t exactly scream “Noel!”), which translates to a very minimal amount of holiday locales.  So I tend to dole out my Yuletide-themed blog posts slowly for fear of exhausting the limited supply.  Today’s location is a major throwback, though, even for me – one I […]



The “Four Christmases” Dance Studio

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

I can hardly believe it, but the Christmas season is upon us again!  It seems like just yesterday I was hanging out in a pool celebrating my 40th birthday in June!  I hate how fast time seems to pass, but I do love the holidays and am thrilled to finally be covering a Yuletide-themed locale.  Today’s post comes courtesy of my good friend Mike, from MovieShotsLA, who a few years back worked for a production company with offices all over the L.A. area, including the […]



The Site of Sanford and Son Salvage from “Sanford and Son”

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

There’s pretty much nothing I relish more than diving into the nitty-gritty when proving or disproving a location – especially if that location is from an old production and/or is no longer in existence.  I love the challenge of it.  I recently had the pleasure of delving into one such case thanks to a fellow stalker named Dale who emailed me in October to ask if I had any information on Sanford and Son Salvage from Sanford and Son.  I never watched the hit series, […]



Thornton Gardens from “Funny Girl”

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

I have never been a big Barbra Streisand fan.  Sure, she’s an undeniably talented singer – and actress and director, for that matter – but I’m just not that into music.  And that whole Rosie-O’Donnell-having-to-rearrange-her-stage-to-showcase-Barbra’s-better-side thing really turned me off.  I won’t even get in to her absolutely cringe-worthy Inside the Actors Studio interview.  Nevertheless, when I came upon this 2016 Outlook Newspapers article which mentioned that the movie Funny Girl had done some filming at a house located at 1155 Oak Grove Avenue in […]



Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins from “Veep”

Dec 6th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I often find myself thinking about how fabulous it would be if Instagram had existed back when Beverly Hills, 90210 was still on the air.  One of my most-loved down-time activities is perusing the feed of actors currently starring on shows I watch to see the various behind-the-scenes stories and photos they post.  Not only do the images provide a rare peek at the intimate goings-on of the production of a television series, but they’re an incredible source of filming location information.  Like I said, […]