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The Burr House from “The Twilight Zone”

Oct 10th, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

After what amounted to a nearly two-year stalking hiatus, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, is finally back!  Let me reverse a bit and explain.  Over the past couple of years, Mike has been busy working in production (yep, he actually toils away on movie sets now!), which hasn’t left much time for tracking down locations.  I was having some trouble with a locale this past week, though, and on a whim decided to see if he could lend a hand.  Mike was game and, lo and behold, […]



Spencer’s House and Barn from “Pretty Little Liars”

Jan 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Pretty Little Liars Locations

Though all of the homes featured on Pretty Little Liars are pretty darn amazing design-wise, my personal favorite, hands-down, is the farm-like residence where Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario) and her family live.  So when I began tracking down the locales used in the pilot, which was shot in Vancouver, Spencer’s pad was at the top of my list of places to find.  And find it, I did.  While not much of the dwelling is visible from the street, sadly, I still had my good friend/fellow […]



Aria’s House from “Pretty Little Liars”

Jan 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Pretty Little Liars Locations

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – stalking begets stalking!  One of the Vancouver locations I was most interested in finding from the Pretty Little Liars pilot was the gorgeous Craftsman-style house where doe-eyed beauty Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale) lived.  There was virtually nothing to go on, though – no address number, no street signs, no clues visible in the background.  So I put that hunt on the back burner and instead set my sights on tracking down the DiLaurentis/St. Germain home […]



Ali’s House from “Pretty Little Liars”

Jan 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Pretty Little Liars Locations

Pretty Little Liars will be returning to the small screen on January 12th and I could NOT be more excited!  Though I found the recent mid-season finale to be absolutely ridiculous, not to mention a total let-down (this was SO me and my mom while viewing it), to the point that I thought I might never watch again, I now find myself thrilled that new episodes are only a few days away!  As detailed in my February 2015 post titled “The Pretty Little Liars Guide […]



Robolights – One of the World’s Most Unusual Christmas Displays

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I’ve been lamenting to the Grim Cheaper lately about Palm Springs’ lack of Christmas décor.  Sure there are some lights displayed in various shopping centers and on downtown streetlights, but overall the desert just doesn’t have the feeling of the holidays – at least not when compared to Los Angeles.  There is one Movie Colony-area home, though, that takes decorating to a whole new level.  The residence is known as Robolights and, while it is actually adorned year-round, come December it is transformed into a […]



The Rindge House from “The Brasher Doubloon”

Oct 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There are few things the Grim Cheaper loves more than historic sites.  So when we came across a massive dwelling that appeared to have a past while on our way to stalk the Beckett Residence in September 2012, we stopped to take a closer look.  Figuring the place had appeared onscreen at some point, I also snapped some photos of it.  I didn’t end up doing much research on the home until recently, though.  As it turns out, the property is known as the Rindge […]



New Discover L.A. Post About Film Noir Locales

Oct 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Discover Los Angeles Articles

I had to take my mom into Los Angeles yesterday for a doctor appointment, so I do not have a new post for today . . . but I do have a new post up at Discover Los Angeles.  It’s about film noir locations, so be sure to check it out.



Gramma-Jess’ House from “Poltergeist II: The Other Side”

Oct 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I have never seen Poltergeist, which, considering my love of the ‘80s and all things spooky, is rather shocking.  I tried to remedy the situation this past weekend, but the Grim Cheaper was having none of it, unfortunately.  I did recently stalk a location from the sequel, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, though.  I had come across a post on the Then & Now Movie Locations blog about the residence used as Gramma-Jess’ (Geraldine Fitzgerald) house in the flick and became quite intrigued.  Not only […]



Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – About the “Vacation” House

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to read my latest post for L.A.mag.com, about the Griswold house from National Lampoon’s Vacation.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



That Pink Door

Jul 14th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I have yet to really hop aboard the Pinterest bandwagon, but I know I’m in the minority on that one.  Those who are Pinterest-philes are most definitely familiar with what has come to be known as “That Pink Door.”  That Pink Door is actually the brightly-hued front door of a residence in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs.  The home also pops up regularly on Instagram (do a search for #thatpinkdoor and you’ll be inundated with blush-colored images) as well as on countless fashion […]