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Posts Tagged ‘ Downtown L.A. ’




Mawby’s Bar from “Flashdance”

Aug 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

While I am definitely a child of the ‘80s, there are some classic films from that era that I have never been a fan of.  Pretty in Pink, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Flashdance come to mind.  Being that there’s pretty much nothing I love more than movies with musical and dance montages, the latter should be right up my alley, but, for whatever reason, it never struck a chord.  There is one spot from it that I have been asked about regularly over […]



Kyoto Gardens from “Her”

May 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

As a kid, I was pretty much never without a book in hand.  (Truth be told, not much has changed since.)  One of my favorite childhood tomes was Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 masterpiece The Secret Garden.  Reading it made me want nothing more than to unearth a lush hidden idyll of my own.  That desire has never left me.  So when I learned about a “secret” garden tucked away on the third floor of a downtown L.A. hotel back in 2011, I rushed right out […]



Màs Malo from “Scandal”

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

Los Angeles is often ridiculed for having no history – or no appreciation of its history.  Demolition of the Ambassador Hotel aside, I don’t find that to be true.  There is history – well-preserved history – around pretty much ever corner.  You just have to know where to look.  Case in point – Màs Malo, a downtown L.A. Cal-Mex eatery that is situated inside of a gorgeous former 1920s jewelry emporium.  The site first hit my radar while I was researching DTLA watering holes for […]



Library Bar from “Parenthood”

Feb 13th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

In his bestselling book Outliers: The Story of Success, author Malcolm Gladwell asserts that a person needs 10,000 hours of practice at something in order to become an expert.  I’ve been writing my blog for about nine years now, working on it at least eight hours a day, five days a week, which translates to roughly 19,000 stalking hours under my belt.  That number is probably a vast understatement, but I think we can all agree that I am an expert on filming locations.  Even […]



The Millennium Biltmore Hotel’s Gold Room from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Mar 21st, 2016 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

Some locations hit you like a ton of bricks.  Today’s locale was one of those spots.  For ages, I had been trying to track down the supposed Las Vegas casino prominently featured in the Season 4 episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 titled “And Did It . . . My Way.”  I was fairly certain that production had not actually travelled to Sin City for the shoot, but I could not for the life of me figure out where filming had taken place.  Then last year, […]



The L.A. Hotel Downtown from “How to Get Away with Murder”

Jan 20th, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

Sometimes while viewing a television show or movie, I become absolutely transfixed by a location.  So much so that I have to pause what I’m watching and track down the locale right then and there.  It happens quite often actually – more often than I’d like to admit – and drives the Grim Cheaper up the wall.  Such was the case with the hotel where Eve Rothlow (Famke Janssen) stayed while in town to help Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) in the Season 2 premiere of […]



Casey’s Irish Pub

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

 
One location that I have been wanting to stalk for what seems like ages now is Casey’s Irish Pub (aka Casey’s Bar & Grill), a historic Downtown Los Angeles watering hole that has appeared in COUNTLESS movie and television productions throughout its more than thirty year history.  I first found out about the bar over six months ago while doing some online research on locales featured in the first X-Files movie and the place has been high up on my “To Stalk” list ever since.  […]



The “FlashForward” FBI Headquarters Building

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: TV Locations

I was thoroughly disappointed to learn about the cancellation of the ABC television series FlashForward earlier this week, as the show was one of my favorites of the 2009 Fall Season.  What makes the cancellation most heartbreaking, though, for me at least, is the fact that because the season finale was filmed long before the series was canceled, producers did not get a chance to wrap-up the show’s central mystery.  I am afraid that unless a different network purchases FlashForward (which does happen on occasion), […]



The “Pretty Woman”/”(500) Days of Summer” Fountain and Park

Apr 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another Downtown Los Angeles location that my fiancé and I stalked this past weekend was the water fountain and park which appeared in both fave movie Pretty Woman and not so fave movie (500) Days of Summer.  I discovered this location way back in September of 2007 when I was called to serve as a juror on a four day trial at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Downtown L.A.  I’m glad to know jury duty is at least good for something.  😉 

As […]



The “(500) Days of Summer” Bench

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another Downtown Los Angeles location that my fiancé and I stalked this past weekend was the famous bench from 2009’s indie hit (500) Days of Summer.  A few weeks ago, fellow stalker Eileen emailed me to tell me of the bench’s location and to send me the above photograph of herself and her roommate taken while there.  I should mention here that I didn’t especially care for (500) Days of Summer.  Actually, it’d be much closer to the truth to say that I didn’t like […]