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Hollywood Tower

Oct 11th, 2016 | By | Category: This and That

“The next time you check into a deserted hotel on the dark side of Hollywood, make sure you know just what kind of vacancy you’re filling.  Or you may find yourself a permanent resident… of The Twilight Zone.”  So says Rod Serling at the end of Disney World’s popular The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction.  The design of the ride, located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, was inspired by several California locales, one of which was Hollywood Tower, a luxury apartment building situated alongside the […]

The Inspiration for the “Annie” Orphanage

Jul 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My movie obsession began at a young age.  I can pretty much pinpoint it to 1982 when Annie premiered.  I was hooked on the musical from the start.  I watched it over and over and over, eventually wearing out the VHS copy that my parents bought me.  Its locations have also served as a longtime fascination.  Ever since taking my second Warner Bros. tour in 2008, I have known that the Hudson St. Home for Girls, aka the orphanage in the film, could be found […]

New “L.A.” Mag Post – The “Perfect Strangers” Building

May 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest post for today, about the apartment building from Perfect Strangers.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Los Altos Apartments

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my new Los Angeles magazine post here – about the Los Altos Apartments from Transparent.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

Today’s “L.A.” Mag Post – About Ben’s Apartment from “National Treasure”

Nov 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post – about Ben’s apartment from National Treasure.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

The American Cement Building from “Scream 3”

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

While I am admittedly not a fan of MacArthur Park, there is a property situated on the border of it that I would absolutely LOVE to live in – The American Cement Building.  Mike from, MovieShotsLA, pointed out the dramatically stunning structure many moons ago during one of our very first stalks together and I have been obsessed with it ever since.  And while Mike also informed me that the edifice had appeared in the 2000 horror flick Scream 3, for some reason I never […]

The “New Girl” Apartment Building

Apr 17th, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

My good friend/fellow stalker Lavonna has been begging me to track down locations from New Girl for a good three months now, but because I had never seen an episode of the series I was unable to do so.  Until last Monday evening, that is, when the Grim Cheaper and I finally sat down and started watching it from the beginning.  Thank you, Hulu!  I have to admit that I did not have very high hopes for the show as, for whatever reason, I am […]

The Former Site of the Roxbury

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

In honor of my girl Shannen Doherty’s new reality series, Shannen Says, which premieres next Tuesday (can’t wait!), I thought I would blog today about one of the actress’ famed hangouts from her Beverly Hills, 90210 days – the Roxbury in West Hollywood.  Back when I was a teenager and knee-deep in my 90210 obsession (ah, who am I kidding, I am still knee-deep in it!), I clamored for any and all magazines featuring the show’s stars.  I would practically drool while reading of their […]

AFI’s Warner Bros. Building – aka the Hospital from “The Artist”

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another locale from The Artist that I found thanks to John Bengtson’s fabulous Silent Locations blog was the Warner Bros. Building on the American Film Institute campus in Los Feliz, which stood in for the exterior of the hospital where George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) was admitted after being injured in a fire towards the end of the Academy Award-winning flick.  Amazingly enough, despite the fact that I have lived in Southern California for over twelve years now, for whatever reason, while I had heard of […]

Red Studios Hollywood – aka Kinograph Studios from “The Artist”

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

In early March, my friend Tony, the fellow stalker who has the amazeballs On Location in Los Angeles Flickr photostream, wrote a comment on my post about the duplex where George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) lived in The Artist alerting me to a blog named Silent Locations.  The blog, which is authored by business lawyer/film historian John Bengtson, features a six-part column chronicling several locales that appeared in The Artist and their connection with various silent films made during Hollywood’s heyday.  I highly recommend checking out […]