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The Francis F. Palmer House from “Gossip Girl”

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

A Gossip Girl tour of New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Constance Billard School for Girls/St. Jude’s School for Boys, the elite preparatory academy attended by Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), and the rest of “Manhattan’s elite” teenage set on the CW series.  The only problem is that four different locations (yes, four!) actually portrayed the learning institution.  I visited (and blogged about) the most recognizable of the bunch, the Museum of the […]



The Empire Hotel from “Gossip Girl”

Aug 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

My friend Mikey, from the Mike the Fanboy website, always teases me for being a huge fan of “Hollywood randoms,” i.e. stars he has never heard of.  One of my favorites of the so-called randoms is Ed Westwick, who played Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl.  Out of all the male TV characters I’ve ever come across, Chuck is hands-down my most-loved.  (Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock runs a close second.)  The Grim Cheaper and I were obsessed with Gossip Girl when it was on the […]



The “Wicked City” Library

Jan 5th, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

I have one more Wicked City location up my sleeve (for the time being, at least – I did track down a couple of others after watching the recently-released final five episodes, but have yet to stalk them) – the former Second Church of Christ, Scientist in West Adams, which masked as an L.A. library in “Should I Stay or Should I Go.”  I have long been familiar with the stately, domed structure thanks to my many area stalkings (Fatty Arbuckle’s former house is located […]



Edgeway Auto Upholstery from “Wicked City”

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

ABC finally released the remaining five episodes of Wicked City on both ABC.com and Hulu.  Watching them proved to be a bit of a double-edged sword because the show got really good.  And I already thought it was great!  By episode 8, I realized what a real contender it could have been, with a long life on the small screen, but, sadly, that was not to be.  I was thrilled, though, that producers were given a bit of a heads-up about the cancellation which allowed […]



Valli Tropics from “Wicked City”

Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

Locations, locations, locations!  Aside from Ed Westwick, locations were easily the best aspect of the now cancelled ABC series Wicked City.  The show took place in Los Angeles circa 1982 and the location manager did a fabulous job of securing spots evocative of that era.  None was more spectacularly retro than the apartment building where Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen) lived.  I became obsessed with the place, and all of its pink-accented glory, while watching Wicked City’s pilot episode, but, unfortunately, had a heck of a […]



Kent’s House from “Wicked City”

Nov 30th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

I cannot express how disappointed I am that ABC cancelled Wicked City.  I’ll admit that I was not very impressed with the series’ pilot episode, but I think that was mainly due to the fact that it was rather jarring to see Ed Westwick (one of my absolute faves!) portraying a serial killer.  The second episode had me hooked, though, and by episode three I was full-blown obsessed.  So it was quite a blow when the show was cancelled just three days after that episode […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Whisky a Go Go from “Wicked City”

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out my latest Scene it Before post for Los Angeles magazine about the Whisky a Go Go from Wicked City.  My articles typically get published in the early afternoon hours.



Oscar Weekend 2010

Mar 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

The celebrity sightings during Oscar Weekend 2010 started a bit early for me this year when Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I accidentally stumbled upon the filming of CSI: Miami in Altadena on Friday morning.  But I’ll save that story for tomorrow’s blog post.  Today, it’s strictly all about Oscar, Oscar, Oscar!  And, let me tell you, it was another amazing Oscar Weekend for me.  Man, I love awards season!!!! 

Anyway, after hanging out on the CSI: Miami set for a few hours this past Friday, […]



The New York Palace Hotel

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: TV Locations

Yet another Gossip Girl location that I set out to stalk during this year’s Manhattan vacation was the New York Palace Hotel, a locale which has appeared in pretty much every single episode of the series since it began back in 2007.   Truth be told, though, I actually first stalked this location quite a few years back during my very first trip to the Big Apple, long before Gossip Girl was even on the air.  And, let me tell you, I absolutely fell in love […]



Watching The Filming of Gossip Girl

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

Two weeks ago while in New York, thanks to fave website OnLocationVacations – who I am now seriously thinking of naming my first born after – I was able to watch the filming of Gossip Girl live and in person no less than THREE times!!!!!  Yes, you read that right – THREE TIMES!  For those not familiar with the site, OnLocationVacations features a “Daily Filming Locations” page that chronicles which productions are filming where all over the U.S. – most notably on the island […]