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Posts Tagged ‘ Arcadia ’




Anoakia Mansion from “Doppelganger”

Oct 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There’s no denying that Doppelganger is a pretty horrible movie.  But part of the fun of the Halloween season is watching ridiculously terrible horror flicks from years past – and stalking their locations, of course.  I had long been on the hunt for the psychiatric institution from the 1993 thriller and was given a tip a couple of years ago that a historic, since-demolished mansion named Anoakia in Arcadia was the right spot.  (For the life of me, I cannot remember who gave me the […]



Today’s “L.A.” Mag Post – Walley World from “National Lampoon’s Vacation”

May 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest blog post for Los Angeles magazine today – about the Walley World entrance from National Lampoon’s Vacation – at LAMag.com.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Santa Anita Park

Jun 24th, 2009 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

This weekend, I dragged my fiance out to Santa Anita Park, aka the Santa Anita race track, in Arcadia for some major stalking.  Our original plan was to catch a movie at the theatre located next door to the track, but a funny thing happened on the way to the show.   While driving to the movies, I got an email from fellow stalker Owen who told me that Santa Anita Park stood in for the entrance to Walley World in fave 80s movie National Lampoon’s Vacation.  Needless to say, I […]