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Baltimore’s Washington Monument from “Sleepless in Seattle”

Feb 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Most people know about the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., but what few realize is that there is another memorial honoring America’s first president located nearby and that it actually predates the District one.  It is a filming location, to boot – from Sleepless in Seattle, one of my favorite movies, no less!  So I just had to do some stalking of it while I was back east last September.

The original Washington Monument, which was constructed from 1815 to 1829 and was the first public […]



The Women’s Exchange from “Sleepless in Seattle”

Feb 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last year, I had incredible luck getting access to filming locations typically closed to the public.  While visiting New York in April, I was granted tours of three non-accessible places that I literally would have given my eye teeth to see.  Thankfully, none of my friendly tour guides collected on that offer.  (And yes, I will be blogging about those sites soon.)  One spot I was not as fortunate with was the tea room at the Women’s Exchange in Baltimore, which was featured briefly in […]



The George Peabody Library from “Sleepless in Seattle”

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

The Grim Cheaper has never been much interested in filming locations, as I’ve mentioned many times before.  He does love stalking them with me, though, as doing so usually involves seeing historic and unique spots.  One site that absolutely bowled him over during our trip back east last September was the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.  The locale first came on my radar way back in 1993 thanks to its appearance in fave movie Sleepless in Seattle.  Once I started researching and viewing photographs of […]



The Administration Building, Treasure Island from “The Parent Trap”

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The stalking itinerary for my October 2016 trip to Northern California was extremely Scream-centric.  So much so that I did not really do any research on area locales from other productions.  But life threw a pleasant surprise my way shortly after I arrived in the City by the Bay.  Upon landing at SFO, my mom and I headed to Treasure Island to pick up my uncle who was spending the weekend with us.  As we passed through the island’s main entrance, I happened to look […]



The “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Race Home Locations

Feb 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It’s five minutes until six and everybody’s favorite truant, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), has to beat his parents home lest they find out that he has cut school for the ninth time! (“I don’t remember him being sick nine times!”) So begins one of the most famous sequences in all of moviedom, the race home from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Though said to take place in Chicago, Ferris’ race home – as well as the rest of the 1986 comedy – was shot in both […]



Idle Time Books from “A Few Good Men”

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

There’s pretty much nothing I love more than bookstores.  They run second only to Starbucks and film locations in my book (pun intended).  If I come across a good one, I can get lost amongst the stacks for hours.  So there was no way I was leaving Washington D.C. without checking out Idle Time Books, the quaint District literary shop that made a couple of appearances in A Few Good Men, one of my all-time favorite movies.

Idle Time Books was originally established in 1981 at […]



Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center & Community Garden from “La La Land”

Jan 30th, 2017 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations, Movie Locations

On paper, La La Land looked like my perfect movie.  I love Ryan Gosling.  I love Emma Stone.  I love musicals.  And I LOVE L.A.  The film just didn’t work for me, though.  I realize mine is a vastly unpopular opinion, but I found La La Land to be too long, too slow, and too melancholy.  My main beef, though?  For a flick that purports itself to be a love letter to Los Angeles, it certainly did not showcase many real area locations.  Sure there […]



The “Swingers” Party House

Jan 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

2016 was a great year for me as far as finding locations goes.  So many of my most-wanted unknown locales were identified.  Rod Tidwell’s home from Jerry Maguire, the Say Anything . . . amphitheatre, the Life Goes On house, the “Las Vegas” casino from the Season 4 episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 titled “And Did It . . . My Way” –  I could go on and on.  Another spot that I tracked down in 2016, but haven’t gotten around to blogging about until […]



Rod Tidwell’s House from “Jerry Maguire”

Jan 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

People often ask me about my most-wanted unfound locations.  Currently, the one that tops my list is the mansion where this Beverly Hills, 90210 publicity photo was taken.  But for several years, the locale that held that spot was the Mediterranean-style residence where Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his wife, Marcee (Regina King), lived in the 1996 romcom Jerry Maguire.  Try as I might, I just could not seem to find it.  Then last June, I finally decided to call in the big guns […]



“The Awakening” Sculpture

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am not typically a big art person.  This is mainly due to the fact that I love to be outside, especially when on vacation, so I don’t find myself frequenting museums often.  While researching Washington, D.C.-area attractions prior to my trip to the East Coast last September, though, I came across some information about a work of art that enthralled me.  Images of the piece, a massive sculpture called The Awakening, were striking and I quickly decided that I was not returning home without […]