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The “Say Anything . . . ” Amphitheatre

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Sorry to have been MIA the past couple of days.  The Grim Cheaper surprised me on Sunday morning with a two-night trip to Big Bear to play in the snow.  We had an absolute blast scurrying around in the frost and even managed to get some stalking in!  I will be blogging about those locations soon, but in the meantime, on with today’s post!  My recent Say Anything . . . kick is showing no signs of waning.  As of late, I have been working […]



The Old Towne Orange Starbucks from “Surviving Christmas”

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

There’s nothing this stalker loves more than a filming location that serves coffee.  When that filming location is a Starbucks?  Well, I’m in hog heaven!  So when I spotted an Old Towne Orange outpost of the java giant pop up in the 2004 holiday comedy Surviving Christmas, I immediately added it to my To-Stalk Iist – and was especially excited because it meant another visit to the adorable town.  I have never been shy about my adoration of Old Towne Orange.  I first visited the […]



Diane’s House from “Say Anything . . . “

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I have been on a major Say Anything . . . kick lately thanks to a soon-to-be published post I recently wrote for Discover Los Angeles.  While doing research for the article, I became a bit fixated on tracking down an unknown location from the 1989 romcom (one that I still have yet to find, darn it!) and in the process watched countless behind-the-scenes vignettes.  Thanks to those viewings, not only did I learn an interesting fact about the movie, but I also wound up […]



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 […]