I am fully aware that I have a hyperbolic nature. I use words like “favorite,” “best,” and “most” a LOT. Caps, too, for that matter. I wouldn’t say that I am an exaggerator, though. I just happen to like a lot of things. Case in point, I have more “all-time favorite” movies than I can count on one hand. Incredibly, two of them were shot on the same street – the idyllic McDonald Avenue in Santa Rosa. The flicks, Disney’s 1960 family drama Pollyanna and […]
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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 […]
This past Tuesday night, I received a very exciting text from fellow stalker Chas, from the It’sFilmedThere website, letting me know that one of his readers had finally, finally tracked down the exterior of the fictional Jack Rabbit Slim’s restaurant where Mia Wallace (aka Uma Thurman) took Vincent Vega (aka John Travolta) for dinner in the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction. When I first saw Pulp Fiction just about seventeen years ago, I thought Jack Rabbit Slim’s, which Vincent describes as a “wax museum with a […]
Last Sunday morning, after checking out of the spectacular San Francisco loft where my bachelorette party was held, my friend Nat and I headed over to the historic former Presidio Army Base to stalk the recently-opened Walt Disney Family Museum. Knowing what a Disney freak I am, Nat figured that the museum would be right up my alley, which it, of course, was! The Walt Disney Family Museum, which was founded by Walt’s heirs through the Walt Disney Family Foundation, first opened a little under […]
I must preface today’s blog with an apology, as this is one post that is far too long overdue! Well over six months ago – yes, I am talking about waaaaaaaaaay back in July of 2009 – my good friend and fellow stalker Kerry invited me to share in her birthday celebration at the Happiest Place on Earth, aka Disneyland. But this wasn’t just any ordinary birthday celebration as Kerry had magically secured us a reservation at the park’s ultra-exclusive, members-only, virtually-impossible-to-get-into Club 33 restaurant. […]
As the old Albert Hammond song says “It never rains in Southern California, but girl, don’t they warn ya, it pours man, it pours!” And pour it did almost all last week all over the normally sun drenched landscape of Los Angeles. While on my way to stalk Burbank’s Handy Grocery Store in the pouring rain this past weekend, I happened to pass right by Walt Disney Studios on Buena Vista Street and was reminded about a story I once heard that seemed quite fitting of the day’s weather.
According to The Ultimate Hollywood […]