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The Phillips Mansion

Oct 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper always tells me that it is not about the destination, but the journey.  He’s right.  Getting lost can have its perks.  While driving around looking for Spadra Cemetery (which I blogged about on Friday) a couple of weeks ago, we happened upon a seemingly abandoned mansion set back from the road behind a chain link fence.  The site appeared to be beckoning to me, so we pulled over for a closer look.

As it turns out, the property is known as Phillip’s Mansion […]

New “L.A.” Mag Post – About “The Gambler”

Apr 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about Villa de Leon and other L.A. locations featured in The Gambler.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

Today’s “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Kimberly Crest House from “Hell Night”

Oct 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read my latest Los Angeles magazine post – about the Kimberly Crest House from Hell Night.  My posts typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

Anoakia Mansion from “Doppelganger”

Oct 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There’s no denying that Doppelganger is a pretty horrible movie.  But part of the fun of the Halloween season is watching ridiculously terrible horror flicks from years past – and stalking their locations, of course.  I had long been on the hunt for the psychiatric institution from the 1993 thriller and was given a tip a couple of years ago that a historic, since-demolished mansion named Anoakia in Arcadia was the right spot.  (For the life of me, I cannot remember who gave me the […]

Mr. Hart’s Mansion from “Nine to Five”

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One of my favorite movies growing up was the 1980 comedy Nine to Five.  I would watch it on an almost daily basis (no joke!) and practically had the thing memorized.  I can still belt out the theme song to this day, in fact.  (I am guessing the majority of my fellow stalkers can, too.)  A couple of weeks ago, while rummaging through our DVD collection, I happened to come across the flick and realized I had not seen it in years, so I immediately […]

The Mansion from Season 1 of “The Bachelor”

May 17th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

My girl Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, recently gifted me with Best of The Bachelor, a DVD compilation of condensed episodes from the popular reality series’ first season as well as a slew of special features and not-shown-on-TV bonus footage. Well, because this stalker absolutely loves herself some The Bachelor, I just about died from excitement upon receiving it, especially since I had not seen any of Season 1 since it originally aired in early 2002, over a decade ago! (How in […]

Villa de Leon

Jan 16th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

Back in September, while doing research on the Glendale Amtrak Station from Bulletproof (which I blogged about here), I came across a fabulous post on the Paradise Leased website about Villa de Leon – a huge Pacific Palisades-area estate that was also designed by architect Kenneth MacDonald Jr.  I quickly became entranced by the ginormous manse, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, because not only is it an oft-filmed-at locale, but it is also one of the most consistently mis-identified buildings in all of Los Angeles.  […]

“The Bodyguard” Mansion – aka The Beverly House Compound

Mar 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

After the sad passing of singer Whitney Houston last month, I mentioned to fellow stalker Mike, from MovieShotsLA, that we should try to track down the mansion where one of Whitney’s most legendary characters, pop star Rachel Marron, lived in 1992’s The Bodyguard. For some very odd reason, I thought that the place had yet to be found, but Mike told me that way back in 2007 he had come across an article on fave website The Real Estalker about “The Beverly House Compound”, the […]

The Milbank Mansion – aka Chapman Academy Preschool from “Daddy Day Care”

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

A couple of weeks ago, Tony, my friend and fellow stalker who has the fabulous On Location in Los Angeles Flickr photostream (seriously, it’s amazing – go check it out!), asked me for some help in tracking down the ginormous Mediterranean mansion that stood in for the prestigious Chapman Academy Preschool in the 2003 comedy Daddy Day Care.  Tony had informed me that the residence was used regularly for filming and that it had also been featured recently in the Season 10 episode of fave […]

The Interior of the “Bruce Almighty” Party House

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

In honor of my girl Jen Aniston receiving the 2,642nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (a ceremony that I will actually not be attending because, after the debacle that was the Horrible Bosses premiere this past summer, I have a severe aversion to any event that has the potential of being too crowded or too chaotic), I thought that I would blog about a location from her 2003 romantic comedy Bruce Almighty.  As I mentioned this past July in my post about […]