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Elegant Manor

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Because there’s nothing this stalker loves more than history and abandoned locations, my BFF Mike, from MovieShotsLA, once took me by a dilapidated old West Adams house known as Elegant Manor that has quite a backstory.  This was years ago, though, and, while I knew the place was a filming location (thanks to this 2004 Los Angeles Times article), I kept putting off blogging about it as I was unsure of which productions it had appeared in.  Thankfully, fellow stalker David, from The Location Scout [...]



Los Angeles County Hall of Records

Oct 21st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Today’s location is a serious fail on my part.  For a couple of years now, I have had the Los Angeles County Hall of Records on my Haunted Hollywood To-Stalk list, not due to its filming history, but because I mistakenly thought the building was where Marilyn Monroe’s autopsy was performed in 1962.  I finally stalked the Hall of Records while in L.A. a couple of weeks ago and added it to my blogging calendar.  It was not until I sat down to write this [...]



Today’s “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Kimberly Crest House from “Hell Night”

Oct 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read my latest Los Angeles magazine post – about the Kimberly Crest House from Hell Night.  My posts typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The El Palacio Apartments

Oct 13th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Situated at the corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Fountain Avenue in West Hollywood is an idyllic complex named The El Palacio Apartments.  The gorgeous Spanish Baroque architecture is hiding some dark secrets, though.  The building has been the site of two infamous deaths, the most notorious of which was the overdoes of actress Dorothy Dandridge in 1965.  I have always been fascinated by the El Palacio’s lesser-known tie to the macabre, however.  It was at the tenement that a young oil heiress named Georgette [...]



Dorothy Stratten’s Former House

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

True crime has always fascinated me.  One case that I had never followed, though (probably because I was barely three years old at the time the events took place), was the murder of Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten in 1980.  When my friends Lavonna, Kim, Katie and Kaylee came to L.A. for a visit this past June, Lavonna insisted we stalk the house where the killing took place so that I could write a blog post on it come October.  Here goes.

Dorothy Stratten grew up in [...]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About Phil’s Halloween Open House from “Modern Family”

Oct 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read today’s Scene It Before post for Los Angeles magazine – about Phil’s Halloween open house from Modern Family.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – About Buster’s Coffee from “Revenge”

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to head over to LAMag.com to read today’s Scene It Before post – about Buster’s Coffee from my new favorite show Revenge.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.  And you can check out a bonus post I did about filming locations from Gone Girl, which comes out tomorrow, here.



Whitey Bulger’s Former Apartment

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

It is finally that time of year again – October 1st, the start of my Haunted Hollywood postings.  And I could not be more excited, so let’s get to it!  The October 2013 issue of Los Angeles magazine featured an absolutely enthralling article about the arrest of the infamous Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.  I read the column, titled “The Old Man Next Door,” in one short sitting and was elated that author Steven Mikulan had included the address of Bulger’s former Santa Monica apartment [...]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Queen Mary

Sep 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine blog post – about the 80th birthday of the Queen Mary – on LAMag.com.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The Culver City Hobbit Houses

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I have a major affinity for unique architecture.  So when I came across this CurbedLA article about the Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence and Apartments, a grouping of Storybook-style structures in Culver City colloquially known as the “Hobbit houses,” I just about foamed at the mouth.  The complex looks like something straight out of a Disney cartoon and it was not long before I was rushing out to see it with my own two eyes.

The Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence and Apartments compound consists of [...]