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New “L.A.” Mag Post – The TCM Movie Locations Tour

Jul 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out today’s Scene It Before post for L.A. magazine – about the new TCM Movie Locations Tour.  You can find it here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The Colorado Street Bridge from “The Bachelor”

Feb 12th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

When Juan Pablo Galavis and Chelsie Webster went bungee jumping off of Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge in the recently-aired Season 18 episode of The Bachelor titled “Soccer Date,” I found myself wondering, “How did I miss the filming?”  Although it has been over a year now, I still have to remind myself that the Crown City is no longer home.  (The Grim Cheaper is convinced that all the blonde hair dye I use has finally started to affect my brain.  )  I happened to drive […]



Reed’s House from “Valentine’s Day”

Feb 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Many moons ago (July 2012 to be exact), Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I ventured out to Venice for a day of stalking.  Most of our time was spent at the Venice Canals (the history of which you can read here), one of my favorite spots in all of Los Angeles.  As I mentioned in my previous posts about the area, while there, Mike continuously pointed out filming locations as we walked by (the site is chock full of them!).  One locale he identified that I […]



The Possible Interior of O’Hara’s Pub from “Bad Santa”

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

As I mentioned in last Tuesday’s post, thanks to fellow stalker Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, I am fairly certain that I have managed to find the bar that was used as the interior of O’Hara’s Pub in the 2003 comedy Bad Santa.  When Owen heard about my quest to track down the location a couple of weeks ago, he contacted a few of the movie’s crew members in the hopes that they could provide some assistance.  One did, informing him that […]



Abbot’s Habit from “The Truth About Cats & Dog”

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

Last Saturday, after stalking the Venice exterior of O’Hara’s Pub from Bad Santa (which I blogged about here), the Grim Cheaper and I decided to walk around Abbot Kinney Boulevard for a bit.  At one point during our stroll, we passed by a corner coffee shop named Abbot’s Habit and I recognized it immediately as a location from the 1996 romantic comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs.  So I dragged the GC right on over to do some stalking of it.  And that right […]



O’Hara’s Pub from “Bad Santa”

Dec 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I realize that Christmas has passed, but I have one more holiday locale to write about before bidding adieu to the Yuletide season.  Two Fridays ago, after reading my post on Footsies bar from Bad Santa, fellow stalker Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, miraculously managed to track down the exterior of O’Hara’s Pub from the 2003 comedy.  Being that I had been trying to find that darn bar for what seemed like eons, I could NOT have been more excited to learn […]



Alvarado Street School from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Dec 24th, 2013 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

For my final holiday post of 2013, I thought I would blog about a locale from my favorite television series of all time, Beverly Hills, 90210.  Last September, I dragged the Grim Cheaper out to Culver City to stalk Playa del Rey Elementary School, which masqueraded as Alvarado Street School, where Brenda Walsh (my girl Shannen Doherty), Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), and the rest of the West Beverly gang handed out gifts to needy children in the Season 3 Yuletide-themed episode […]



Downey Studios from “Christmas with the Kranks”

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Back in early 2011, while doing some research on filming locations from Christmas with the Kranks, I just about fell off my chair when I discovered – thanks to Google Street View – that the backlot residential street at Downey Studios, which served as the main neighborhood in the 2004 comedy, was visible from the road.  And while I ran right out to stalk it shortly thereafter, for whatever reason, when the holidays rolled around that year and the following year, I somehow forgot to […]



The “Four Christmases” Bar

Dec 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last December, while doing research on the Venice residence that was used as the interior of the house belonging to Kate (Reese Witherspoon) and Brad (Vince Vaughn) in Four Christmases (which I blogged about here), I came across this Venice Paper article that stated that the 2008 comedy had also done some filming at a neighboring property located at 1319 Abbot Kinney Boulevard.  When I Googled the address, I learned that it was the location of a spiritual gift shop/bookstore named Mystic Journey (which has […]



The “Four Christmases” Church

Dec 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Due to the fact that Christmas movies filmed in the L.A. area are few and far between, I typically only compile about five holiday-themed locales to blog about each year.  (If I could swing an entire month of Christmas posts, believe me, I would.)  This year was no different and because there are only five blogging days left until Christmas, you know what that means – my Yuletide posts start today!  Yay!  So here goes.  Last January, while on the hunt for locations from Four […]