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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.

Villa Primavera – The “In a Lonely Place” Apartment Building

Oct 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

While doing research on the Double Indemnity house, which I blogged about a couple of weeks ago, I came across some information about Villa Primavera – a courtyard-style apartment building that was featured in the 1950 film noir classic In a Lonely Place.  I immediately became intrigued with the West-Hollywood-area building due to an anecdote that was listed on the movie’s IMDB trivia page.  Apparently, In a Lonely Place director Nicholas Ray had lived at Villa Primavera upon first moving to Southern California in the […]

The “Double Indemnity” House

Oct 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

A couple of weekends ago I dragged the Grim Cheaper out to the Beachwood Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills to stalk one of the most famous macabre movie locations of all time – the Spanish-Colonial-Revival-style abode that was featured in Double Indemnity.  Incredibly, up until a few weeks ago I had yet to see the 1944 film noir classic, which was directed by Billy Wilder, even though it is largely considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time.  And I have […]