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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 [...]



The Chandler Estate from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”

Oct 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Chandlers are widely considered to be one of L.A.’s “first families.”  Patriarch Harry not only served as publisher of the Los Angeles Times for 27 years, but was largely responsible for developing the San Fernando Valley, the Hollywood Hills and Dana Point in the O.C., as well.  He was also instrumental in the construction of some of the city’s most famous structures including the Biltmore Hotel, the Hollywood Bowl, the California Institute of Technology and the Los Angeles Coliseum.  So when I found out [...]



Harbor Steps Apartments from “The Ring”

Oct 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am reaching deep into my stalking vault for today’s location.  I visited the Harbor Steps Apartments from The Ring during a trip to Seattle well over four years ago – shortly after being caught in a torrential downpour, which explains my hat in the above photograph – but somehow failed to blog about them.  Since the building’s appearance in the 2002 thriller was decidedly macabre, I figured what better time to write about it than during my annual Haunted Hollywood postings.  So here goes!

The [...]



Anoakia Mansion from “Doppelganger”

Oct 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There’s no denying that Doppelganger is a pretty horrible movie.  But part of the fun of the Halloween season is watching ridiculously terrible horror flicks from years past – and stalking their locations, of course.  I had long been on the hunt for the psychiatric institution from the 1993 thriller and was given a tip a couple of years ago that a historic, since-demolished mansion named Anoakia in Arcadia was the right spot.  (For the life of me, I cannot remember who gave me the [...]



The American Cement Building from “Scream 3″

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

While I am admittedly not a fan of MacArthur Park, there is a property situated on the border of it that I would absolutely LOVE to live in – The American Cement Building.  Mike from, MovieShotsLA, pointed out the dramatically stunning structure many moons ago during one of our very first stalks together and I have been obsessed with it ever since.  And while Mike also informed me that the edifice had appeared in the 2000 horror flick Scream 3, for some reason I never [...]



Callahan’s Diner from “Zodiac”

Sep 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

In the early years of our relationship the Grim Cheaper lived in Santa Monica, just a few blocks from a local staple named Callahan’s Diner.  Even though I knew the eatery was a filming location and supposedly served up some fabulous grub, for whatever reason we never ventured in for a meal.  I am kicking myself now, too, because the restaurant, which has been in operation since 1948, is set to close at the end of the year.  So when I found myself in the [...]



The “Encino Man” House

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Lately, I have been on a retro-movie watching kick.  I think it has something to do with ”The ‘80s” issue of Los Angeles magazine that hit newsstands this past July.  Reading through it got me in the mood to revisit decades past.  So I was thrilled when my buddy Mike, from MovieShotsLA, took me by the residence that served as the Morgan family home in Encino Man (spoiler alert – it’s not actually in Encino!).  I had not seen the 1992 comedy in ages and [...]



The Victorian from “Mr. Mom”

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

Some movie scenes just seem to stay with you, seared into your memory for years, despite the fact that you can remember little else about the storyline.  That’s how it was for me and Mr. Mom.  I had not seen the comedy since 1983 when it first premiered in theatres and recalled few details from it, but the scene in which Jack (Michael Keaton) dried his baby’s bottom in a public restroom using a hand blower had stuck with me.  Recently, on a whim, the [...]



The Daily Grill at LAX from “Red Eye”

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

I am officially back from vacation today (yesterday’s post was pre-written).  I could not have had a more fabulous time and was heartbroken when my best friend, Robin, and his family returned to their native Switzerland.  During moments like this, I am reminded of the quote, “Don’t be sorry it’s over.  Be glad it happened.”

Before I get to today’s locale, I thought I would share some photos of the amazing house our group rented for the week.  The pad was the perfect little oasis in [...]