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The Last Bookstore from “Gone Girl”

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I love bookstores – and books.  Actual books, not the digitized versions.  You will never catch me reading on a Kindle.  I like the feel of a book in my hands, the physical act of turning the pages and the smell.  I love, love, love the smell of books.  The Grim Cheaper always makes fun of the fact that I am constantly smelling my reading materials and when we watched the Sex and the City movie for the first time, he turned to me laughing [...]



The Cooper House from “Forever Young”

May 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Today’s locale is a bit of a long time coming.  In my early March post about the bungalow where Daniel McCormick (Mel Gibson) lived in Forever Young, I mentioned that I had stalked a different house from the 1992 movie – the one where Claire Cooper (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her son, Nat (Elijah Wood), lived – in my early stalking days.  I found the location thanks to Scott’s L.A. Audio Tour of Pasadena CD, but because this was long before I had a blog, [...]



Vickie’s Diner from “Lucky You”

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

This year is literally flying by!  It seems like just yesterday that the Grim Cheaper and I headed to Las Vegas, but in actuality our mini work trip/vacay took place over two months ago!  And I still have yet to post all of the stalking sites we visited while there, including today’s locale, which comes courtesy of my friend/Drew Barrymore aficionado Ashley, of The Drewseum website.  A few years back, Ashley posted pictures of Tiffany’s Café, a small Sin City restaurant that was featured in [...]



Golden Gate Fields from “Metro” – And a Special Fundraising Event for the Alzheimer’s Association

May 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My BFF since the age of 9, Natalie, will be hosting a charity event in honor of her grandfather, Ed Lingsch, on June 14th in the San Francisco area.  Ed passed away just shy of his 98th birthday on November 12th, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Nat worked for Ed’s real estate company, eventually taking over the business, and cared for her beloved “Gramps” for the last decade of his life.  During that time, she penned a blog called Laugh or Cry [...]



Liz’s House from “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

Apr 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who can watch movies over and over and over again and those who cannot.  I am in the former category.  During my teens and twenties, my parents owned a condominium in Hawaii.  We would vacation there every summer, along with other families who owned units in the same community.  Our condo was the kids’ hang-out spot (we had a VCR and large movie library) and, for reasons that no longer remain known to me, [...]



Hatfield’s Restaurant from “Chef”

Apr 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Today’s location is a bit of a bummer, I’m afraid.  Ever since seeing the movie Chef (one of my favorites of 2014), I was itching to stalk Hatfield’s restaurant, which appeared quite extensively throughout the flick.  So when I discovered that it had recently closed, I was devastated.  But I ventured on over to see the exterior of it in person, nonetheless, while I was in L.A. a few weeks ago.

Hatfield’s restaurant was established by Karen and Quinn Hatfield in 2006.  The fine dining eatery [...]



The Georgian Ballroom from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Mar 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Had you asked me last week, I would have told you that I was an expert on both Pasadena and its filming history.  But something happened on Wednesday afternoon that rocked me to my stalking core.  While writing a blog post for Los Angeles magazine, I got on a bit of a Girls Just Want to Have Fun kick and decided to attempt to track down a few of its unknown locations, one of which was the Lakeview Country Club where Natalie Sands’ (Holly Gagnier) [...]



“The Hangover” Wedding Chapel

Mar 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It is no secret that erroneous (and/or imprecise) filming location information published online and in books is one of my biggest pet peeves – especially when it leads to me stalking an incorrect place, which is exactly what happened while I was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago.  (Why there is some sort of halo on my shirt in the above pic is beyond me.)

Several websites state that The Best Little Chapel from The Hangover was a fake set piece that was constructed [...]



The Cooper House from “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

Mar 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Sometimes I become obsessed with a location because I love the movie that it was featured in.  Other times I just like the look of a particular place and am desperate to see it in person.  And other times still I read something about a filming site that completely transfixes me despite the fact that I have never actually seen it onscreen.  Such was the case with the Anywhere, U.S.A.-style residence where the Cooper family – Ben (Steve Carell), Kelly (Jennifer Garner), Alexander (Ed Oxenbould), [...]



The Pioneer Saloon

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There’s only one thing I love more than stalking film locations and that’s stalking film locations that have a history.  On our way out of Las Vegas last week, the Grim Cheaper and I visited a watering hole that has quite a storied one.  The Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, which has been deemed Southern Nevada’s oldest bar, was first established over 100 years ago on a curving rural road located about 25 miles southwest of The Strip.  Miraculously, little of the two-room saloon has changed [...]