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Big Red Sun from “Chef”

Jan 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Spoiler alert!  If you have not yet seen Chef (and if not, what’s the hold up?  I told y’all on Friday that it was one of my favorite movies of 2014!), you might not want to read today’s post as I will definitely be spoiling the ending.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!  Anyhow, at the conclusion of Chef, Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is approached by his food critic nemesis, Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt), who informs him that he would like to financially back him [...]



Inez’s House from “Chef”

Jan 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My favorite movie of 2014 was, hands down, The Other Woman.  Running a close second was Chef, which I am guessing many of you have not heard of.  Sadly, it was a bit of a sleeper.  Take my word for it, though, the flick is fabulous.  As are its locations!  But more on that in a minute.  The Grim Cheaper and I first heard about Chef thanks to Carson Daly who talked about it on his morning radio show on 97.1 FM a couple of [...]



Contempo Casuals from “Clueless”

Jan 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Happy 2015, folks!  Now that the holidays have come to a close, I will (hopefully) be back to my regularly scheduled blogging.  So here goes.  Stalking is obviously my favorite pastime, but shopping comes in at a close second.  So when I get an opportunity to combine the two, I jump at it.  A couple of weeks ago, the Grim Cheaper and I traveled to L.A. for a holiday party and decided to do some Christmas shopping the following morning before driving back to the [...]



Blockbuster Video from “The Holiday”

Dec 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I cannot believe that Christmas is only two days away!  This whole month (year, in fact) has flown by!  Sadly, this will be my last post of the season (excluding one that will run on L.A. magazine’s website on Thursday).  I will be taking the rest of the week off to do some last-minute shopping and to celebrate Christmas with my family.  For my final holiday-themed post, I thought it would only be fitting to write about another The Holiday location – the Blockbuster Video [...]



The Grill on the Alley from “The Holiday”

Dec 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

This past weekend, while wandering through my local Target with the Grim Cheaper, I happened to spot a DVD of fave movie The Holiday on sale for $3.99!  When I saw that the special features included a commentary with director Nancy Meyers and a making-of featurette, I just about flipped my lid and immediately snapped the DVD up.  (Though I have seen The Holiday more times than I can count, because I own it on iTunes, I had never seen any of the special features.)  [...]



Chaya Venice from “The Holiday”

Dec 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It’s finally that time of year again, folks!  Time for some Christmas-themed posts!  And I could NOT be more excited.  First up is a locale that I had been searching for for years – the sushi restaurant where Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) and Miles (Jack Black) dined towards the end of The Holiday.  During my lengthy search for the eatery, I spent countless hours inputting terms like “sushi restaurant,” “The Holiday” and “filming” into Google, but always came up empty-handed.  Then, this year, I decided [...]



Sloane’s House from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Dec 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Once the pizza parlor from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off had been found, my friend Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, starting hunting for the home belonging to Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) – one of the last unknown locations from the 1986 comedy.  We had known for a while, thanks to a helpful crew member, that the residence was not in Chicago, where much of the movie was lensed, but Los Angeles.  In looking for it, though, we always came up empty-handed.  Then last [...]



Regular Jon’s Pizza from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Dec 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Fellow stalker Chas, of the It’sFilmedThere website, recently texted me to let me know he had tracked down a location that I had been curious about for what seemed like forever – the pizza parlor from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Thanks to John Hughes’ DVD commentary of the flick, I knew that the restaurant was once in Brentwood and was no longer in operation, but I still desperately wanted to find its former location.  So I was thrilled to receive Chas’ text and ran right [...]



Santa Fe Depot from “The Trouble with Angels”

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It is no secret that I love abandoned places, especially during this time of year.  (What I wouldn’t give to be able to see this in person!)  Recently I stalked Monrovia’s former Santa Fe Railroad Depot and it had my heart going pitter-patter.  The now defunct train station is also a filming location and, while it appeared in a comedy and not a horror movie, due to its current dilapidated state I figured it would fit in perfectly with my Haunted Hollywood postings.

The Santa Fe [...]



Fosselman’s Ice Cream from “Phantasm”

Oct 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

When I was a little girl, my grandma would regularly take me out for an afterschool treat at our local ice cream parlor.  I cherished those trips, and now the memories of them, and was absolutely devastated when the parlor closed down about 15 years ago only to be replaced by a gift store.  So when I came across this Freddy in Space posting about an old time ice cream shop still in operation – one that is a filming location, no less – I [...]