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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 […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Gamble House from “Back to the Future”

Jul 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Don’t forget to check out today’s post for L.A.mag.com, about the Gamble House from Back to the Future.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



New “L.A.” Mag Post – The “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” House

Jun 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out today’s post for L.A.mag.com, about the Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead house.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Hacienda Palomino – Michael Jackson’s Former Las Vegas House

Mar 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

I am not really that into stalking celebrity homes (though I have quite a few of them on my site), the main reason being that typically little else besides a gate can be seen from the road.  There are some exceptions, though.  If there is a star I really like, or if I read about a residence in a book, or if a significant event happened there, or if the look of a place piques my interest, I am most definitely going to want to […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – “Apollo 13” Turns 20!

Mar 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about the 20th Anniversary screening of Apollo 13 at the TCM Classic Film Festival.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.