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Posts Tagged ‘ Downtown Los Angeles ’




The Southern Hotel from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” Music Video

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Michael Jackson Locations

The Grim Cheaper often accuses me of beating a dead horse.  While I typically don’t agree with him, today’s post is pretty concrete evidence that he’s right, because here I am yet again with yet another article about the diner from Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Beat It” music video.  Today actually marks the fourth time I’ve written about this particular locale, making it the most covered spot ever featured on IAMNOTASTALKER.  (To be fair, I’ve also written about the Walsh house from Beverly Hills, 90210 – […]



Scorpion Headquarters from “Scorpion”

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I tend to get hooked on a new series every summer.  Well, truth be told, we get hooked on new series all throughout the year (The Goldbergs, Veep, and Vanderpump Rules come to mind).  But during the summer months, we typically pick out a new-to-us show and binge-watch it nightly to avoid dreaded reruns.  In 2014, that show was Revenge.  In 2015, Scandal.  Last year, it was Suits.  And this year, it’s Scorpion, the CBS procedural that focuses on a group […]



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.