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Posts Tagged ‘ Big ’

The “Big” Paddleball Court

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another day, another Big location.  And, sadly, this is actually the last Big location that I have to blog about.    Well, from this year’s New York trip, anyway.  Being that fellow stalker Owen recently tracked down both the MacMillan Toys headquarters and Tom Hank’s loft from the movie, it looks like I’ll have a few more Big locations to stalk during next year’s New York vacation.    But for now, the last and final Big  locale that Owen, my fiancé, and I visited during […]

The Hotel St. James

Nov 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The one location that Mike, from MovieShotsLA, told me I could absolutely NOT come home from New York without stalking was the seedy hotel where Josh Baskin (aka Tom Hanks) stayed after first becoming “big” in the 1988 movie of the same name.   Mike had found the location of the Hotel St. James thanks to fave website The 80s Movies Rewind shortly before I left on my Big Apple vacation.  So, since Owen, my fiancé, and I had already stalked several other Big  filming locations […]

The “Big” School

Nov 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Located just around the corner from the two main houses used in the movie Big is Cliffside Park Elementary School #6 – the elementary school attended by Josh Baskin (aka Tom Hanks) and his best friend Billy (aka Jared Rushton) in the 1988 flick.  So, since we were already in the area, Owen, my fiancé, and I just had to stalk the place.    I am always a little bit leery of stalking schools while they are in session, though, as teachers and administrators tend not […]

The Houses from the Movie “Big”

Nov 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Right around the corner from The King of Queens house, which I blogged about on Friday, are the two main houses used in the 1988 Tom Hanks movie Big.  And when I say “right around the corner”, I literally mean RIGHT around the corner.  The King of Queens  house and the Big  houses are located a scant 88 yards away from each other!   Too cool!  So, of course, since Owen, my fiancé, and I were already in the area stalking the Heffernan house a few […]

FAO Schwarz

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Every year while in Manhattan I drag my fiancé out to Fifth Avenue to stalk the most famous toy store in the entire world – the FAO Schwarz Flagship Store that was made famous in the 1988 movie Big.  Because I am a total kid at heart, the shop honestly has to be one of my very favorite places in all of New York.  Although, being that the store encompasses three stories and over 65,000 square feet of retail space, I should hardly be calling […]

Rye Playland

Oct 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another location that fellow stalker Owen visited a few weeks back while spending the day in Rye, New York was the amusement park featured at the very end of the 1988 Tom Hanks movie Big.  Rye Playland, which is also called Playland Amusement Park or just simply Playland and is run by Westchester County, New York, is the only government-owned and operated amusement park in the entire United States.  In the early 1900s, Westchester County Park Association purchased two beachside theme parks after local citizens […]