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Westfield Culver City from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Nov 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Some filming locations are maddeningly elusive.  One that remained a thorn in my side for ages was the mall where Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lynne Stone (Helen Hunt) shopped in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, which, for those who haven’t been paying attention over the years, is one of my all-time favorite movies.  Thanks to some help from my friends Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog, and Michael, of The Brady Bunch’s Golden Spoon fame, I was finally able to […]

The Sadr City Date Factory from “American Sniper”

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

As I sat down to figure out what to write about for today’s post, I started getting worried that my location backlog was running low.  That worry was quickly amended as soon as I began perusing my inventory of stalking photographs and saw that was not the case at all.  I have so many locales stock-piled, in fact, that it is almost ridiculous!  One such spot that I visited last February, but somehow failed to do a post on is the abandoned El Centro warehouse […]

The “Ghost Dad” House

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

Long before I ever moved to Southern California, I purchased the Ultimate Hollywood Tour Book and was absolutely mesmerized by what I found inside.  One whole chapter of the tome is dedicated to filming locations in Pasadena and its environs and when my family and I did relocate to the Crown City in 2000, my mom and I spent many of our first days there driving around visiting locales mentioned in the book.  We had such a blast doing so and found that stalking was […]

Chateau Bradbury Estate from “The Craft”

Oct 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am devastated that the month of October is almost over!  It seemed to come and go so fast this year!  But I do have to say that I am really excited for Halloween (T minus two days and counting!), even though the end of October is always bittersweet for me.  Especially since I have so many Haunted Hollywood locales left over in my stalking backlog.  I always tend to overdo things when it comes to those particular posts.  I currently have a “stalkpile” of […]

The Occult Store from “The Craft”

Oct 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I often receive emails from fellow stalkers who are planning trips to Los Angeles and want some help in tracking down a favorite film or television location.  The emails always give me a pang of recognition.  I was that stalker once upon a time.  During one of my first trips to L.A., I was absolutely desperate to see the Walsh house from Beverly Hills, 90210.  I had forgotten my trusty tour book at home, though.  This was long before the days of filming location blogs […]

The Rindge House from “The Brasher Doubloon”

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

There are few things the Grim Cheaper loves more than historic sites.  So when we came across a massive dwelling that appeared to have a past while on our way to stalk the Beckett Residence in September 2012, we stopped to take a closer look.  Figuring the place had appeared onscreen at some point, I also snapped some photos of it.  I didn’t end up doing much research on the home until recently, though.  As it turns out, the property is known as the Rindge […]

The Phillips Mansion

Oct 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper always tells me that it is not about the destination, but the journey.  He’s right.  Getting lost can have its perks.  While driving around looking for Spadra Cemetery (which I blogged about on Friday) a couple of weeks ago, we happened upon a seemingly abandoned mansion set back from the road behind a chain link fence.  The site appeared to be beckoning to me, so we pulled over for a closer look.

As it turns out, the property is known as Phillip’s Mansion […]

The Evers’ House from “The Haunted Mansion”

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

My Los Angeles magazine editor is on vacation this week, so I will not have a post on today.  To make up for it, though, I’ve got a Haunted Hollywood locale for you right here!  One of my favorite parts about the Halloween season is watching scary movies.  (And of course stalking their locations and blogging about them.)  It always shocks me how many horror flicks and thrillers there are out there that I have yet to see.  One of my more recent screenings […]

Gramma-Jess’ House from “Poltergeist II: The Other Side”

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

I have never seen Poltergeist, which, considering my love of the ‘80s and all things spooky, is rather shocking.  I tried to remedy the situation this past weekend, but the Grim Cheaper was having none of it, unfortunately.  I did recently stalk a location from the sequel, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, though.  I had come across a post on the Then & Now Movie Locations blog about the residence used as Gramma-Jess’ (Geraldine Fitzgerald) house in the flick and became quite intrigued.  Not only […]

Groman Eden Mortuary from “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”

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

Never in a million years did I think that the 1991 comedy Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, one of my all-time favorite movies, would provide me with a Haunted Hollywood posting, but it did!  In July 2014, a reader named Frank Vollhardt wrote a comment on my post about the DTMTBD house alerting me to the location of the mortuary featured in the flick.  Because the morgue scene was rather brief, until reading his comment, I had completely forgotten about it.  So thank you, […]