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Posts Tagged ‘ Back to School ’




Bob Hope Patriotic Hall from “Flashdance”

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

Anyone who has ever driven on the I-10 Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles has most likely noticed the A-line, red-roofed building that towers over the skyline to the south.  That building is Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.  I have passed by it hundreds of times and have always wanted to venture inside.  A couple of weeks ago, while on our way back to the desert, the Grim Cheaper and I finally did.  Though the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall website says that the property is open […]



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 “L.A.” Mag Post – About Diane’s House from “Back to School”

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest Scene It Before post – about Sally Kellerman’s house from Back to School – on LAMag.com.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.