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Terry’s Apartment from “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

Jul 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I’ve made no secret over the years of my love for Jumpin’ Jack Flash.  (You can read the posts I’ve done on the 1986 comedy’s locations here, here, here, and here.)  Whoopi Goldberg is literally perfection in her role as zany New York bank employee Terry Dolittle and I pretty much go around quoting her and the other characters on a regular basis (“Get Larry, the heavy-set guard!  Get Larry, the heavy-set guard!”).  So when a fellow stalker named Mick emailed me in July 2013 […]

The Los Angeles Filming Locations of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Jun 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Discover Los Angeles Articles

Be sure to check out my latest Discover Los Angeles article about the L.A. locations featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  I am especially excited about this post as – thanks to a lot of help from Michael Amundson, who worked on the movie, and my friend Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog – a few of the film’s previously unknown locales were discovered.  For me, personally, the trampoline location was mind-blowing!

Falken’s Cabin from "WarGames"

Feb 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

So I realize I am like one of maybe ten holdouts left in the world, but I still have an AOL account.  I know, I know – 1995 called, it wants its email address back.  I think I’m finally ready to give it up, though, because the search function straight. up. SUCKS.  Formerly, it was great – I could type in a key word I knew had been written in a particular correspondence and up would pop the exact email I was looking for.  I […]

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 […]

Latest L.A. Mag Post – About My Filming Location Holy Grail

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to read today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about the the Girls Just Want to Have Fun apartment building.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

The Georgian Ballroom from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

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

Had you asked me last week, I would have told you that I was an expert on both Pasadena and its filming history.  But something happened on Wednesday afternoon that rocked me to my stalking core.  While writing a blog post for Los Angeles magazine, I got on a bit of a Girls Just Want to Have Fun kick and decided to attempt to track down a few of its unknown locations, one of which was the Lakeview Country Club where Natalie Sands’ (Holly Gagnier) […]

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 […]

Latest WeScoutLA Video – About “The Karate Kid” High School

Jan 6th, 2015 | By | Category: WeScoutLA Filming Location Videos

The latest WeScoutLA video, brought to you by Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and yours truly, is now up on YouTube.  In it, we take you on a visit to Charles Evans Hughes Junior High School, aka the high school used in the original The Karate Kid.  You can watch the video by clicking above.  Enjoy!

Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – The “License to Drive” DMV

Jul 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out today’s Scene It Before post for Los Angeles magazine – about the DMV from fave movie License to Drive.  You can find it here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

Mr. Miyagi’s House from “The Karate Kid”

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One of the greatest filming location mysteries to ever exist was that of the house where Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) lived in the 1984 classic The Karate Kid. It was common knowledge that the residence had been demolished in the late ‘80s, but no stalker had ever been able to track down its former whereabouts – until now that is.  While I had long been aware of the enigma surrounding the locale, I had never actually seen The Karate Kid until two weeks ago.  (Well, […]