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Posts Tagged ‘ Downtown Los Angeles ’




Jimmy’s Restaurant from “Grandfathered”

Apr 4th, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I were inundated with new shows we love during the Fall 2015 television season.  Virtually every single one we sampled became must-see TV for us, including Blind Spot, Limitless, The Grinder, Quantico, The Family (which technically didn’t start until early 2016), Oil (really bummed that one was cancelled), Wicked City (ditto on the cancellation), Rosewood, and Lucifer.  Considering we already had a fairly long list of can’t-miss shows, our DVR is now on overload.  Though we have yet to see every […]



New Discover L.A. Post – About the Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Mar 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Discover Los Angeles Articles

Be sure to check out my latest article for Discover Los Angeles about famous scenes shot at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.



The Daily Dose Café from “Scandal”

Nov 11th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

There’s pretty much nothing I love more than a cool coffee house.  So when Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman wrote about the Daily Dose Café, a downtown Los Angeles coffee shop “nestled between two large industrial buildings” that feels like “your own secret spot” this past August, I was mesmerized!  I happened to be in the area when I read the post and ran right out to stalk it just a few minutes later.  Emily’s description of the place was spot on and I […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About Hotel Cortez from “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Oct 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine article, about the various locations that mask as Hotel Cortez on American Horror Story: Hotel!  My articles typically get published in the early afternoon hours.



Hall of Justice

Oct 27th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

In the early hours of August 5th, 1962, screen star Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Brentwood home.  Later that same day, her body was brought to the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles for an autopsy.  I only learned that factoid a couple of years ago and immediately became fascinated with the building.  Upon doing further research, I became even more enthralled with the structure thanks to its long-standing connection to L.A.’s criminal element and dark underbelly.  Figuring the […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – Clifton’s Cafeteria

Sep 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out today’s post for L.A.mag.com about Clifton’s Cafeteria’s many appearances onscreen.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



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 […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the U.S. Bank Tower from “Independence Day”

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out today’s post for L.A.mag.com, about the U.S. Bank Tower from Independence Day.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The California Bank Building from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Since we’re on the subject of Girls Just Want to Have Fun, I thought I would blog about another locale from the movie that I recently hit up – downtown L.A.’s California Bank Building, which masked as the Dance TV (aka DTV) studio in the 1985 flick.  A couple of years back, Chas, from the It’sFilmedThere website, managed to track down the location via a helpful crewmember, but because nothing about the structure matched up to what was shown onscreen, I was never sold on […]



The Last Bookstore from “Gone Girl”

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I love bookstores – and books.  Actual books, not the digitized versions.  You will never catch me reading on a Kindle.  I like the feel of a book in my hands, the physical act of turning the pages and the smell.  I love, love, love the smell of books.  The Grim Cheaper always makes fun of the fact that I am constantly smelling my reading materials and when we watched the Sex and the City movie for the first time, he turned to me laughing […]