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Hotel Angeleno from “Heat”

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I travel back and forth to L.A. so often that sometimes I feel like I live in a hotel – which is not a bad thing, I ADORE hotels.  One that we checked into recently that I absolutely loved was the Hotel Angeleno.  Not only is the place’s architecture unique, vibe spectacularly retro and views breathtaking, but it is also a filming location!  I mean, come on now!  What’s not to love?

Hotel Angeleno was originally constructed in 1970 as the Holiday [...]



New Discover L.A. Post – About Oscar-Winning Movie Locations

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

Be sure to check out my latest Discover Los Angeles post about locations from ten Best Picture winners, just in time for Oscar weekend!



Thornton’s Mansion from “Back to School”

Feb 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Even though I am a definite child of the ‘80s, for whatever reason I had never seen the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield classic Back to School until late last year.  I wound up loving the flick and immediately started researching its locations.  I covered a few of them in a September post for Los Angeles magazine, but one that I could just not seem to track down was the mansion belonging to “Tall and Fat” clothing store owner Thornton Melon (Dangerfield).   I finally enlisted fellow stalker [...]



The Whisky a Go Go

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I’ve never really been into music.  As I have mentioned before, if it’s not sung by Michael Bublé, Britney Spears or Michael Jackson, or was not a top ‘80s hit, chances are I haven’t heard it.  But my good friend Kim from Kentucky is a huge music buff, so when she and our good friend Lavonna came out for a visit in November, we made sure to hit up what is arguably one of the most famous rock venues in the world, the Whisky a [...]



The Andrew McNally House from “Kingdom Come”

Feb 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Los Angeles never ceases to surprise me.  Though I feel like I know the city and its environs like the back of my hand and have spent the last decade of my life researching its locations, I am constantly learning of new spots that I had no idea even existed.  Such was the case with an architecturally unique property located pretty much right in my own former backyard.  A fellow filming location enthusiast name Liesel recently asked me why I had yet to blog about [...]



The “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Police Station

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Once in a while a filming location comes along that blows my mind.  Today’s post is about one of those locations.  Recently, fellow stalker Chas, of the It’s Filmed There site, texted to let me know that he had just tracked down the police station from fave movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  I was shocked to learn not only that the place still looks exactly the same today, almost thirty years later, but that it is located in L.A.!  (For those not in the know, [...]



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 [...]