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Arnold’s Turtle – The Inspiration for Central Perk on “Friends”

Jul 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

It appears that my posts have been heavy on filming location inspiration as of late.  On Friday, I blogged about the Annie orphanage and the two buildings that it was modeled after.  And here I am today with another spot that served as inspiration – this one Arnold’s Turtle Vegetarian Café, the eatery that Central Perk from Friends was based upon.

I first learned about the place in a 2015 The Huffington Post article titled “8 Behind-the-Scenes Stories You’ve Never Heard About Friends” written by Todd […]

The Paley Center for Media’s “Television: Out of the Box” Exhibit

May 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Two weekends ago, as the Grim Cheaper and I were making our way home from the Hollywood Show, I decided to peruse through my Facebook newsfeed and just about died when I saw that a fellow stalker named Brittany had posted photographs of numerous Friends props and costumes on display at the Warner Bros. “Television: Out of the Box” exhibit at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.  Before seeing the pictures, I had been completely unaware of the new exhibit.  And here I […]

The Jennifer Grant “Good Stuff” Book Signing

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

Back on Thursday, May 26th (I told you I am way behind in my reporting! ), Vroman’s Bookstore welcomed Jennifer Grant for a signing and discussion of her new book Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant which chronicles the actress’ experiences being raised by one of the most iconic movie stars of all time.  And while most of the people attending the event were fans of Jennifer’s famous father, I have been a long-time fan of Jennifer herself, ever since she appeared […]

Jennifer Aniston’s Former Beach House

Feb 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes, Jennifer Aniston Locations

While out stalking the ‘Bu with Mike, from MovieShotsLA, a couple of weeks ago, I just about had a complete heart attack as the two of us passed by my girl Jen Aniston’s former beach house and I noticed that the door to the front gate was standing WIDE OPEN!  Let me tell you, I must have screamed for a good sixty seconds over that one!  Once Mike regained his hearing ;), he made an immediate U-turn across Pacific Coast Highway so that the two […]

Stalking the WB – For the Third Time!

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: This and That

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, this past October, my good friends from Switzerland came to visit my family for a few weeks.  While they were here, I decided to take them on a Hollywood studio tour.  The only problem was I couldn’t decide exactly which Hollywood studio tour to take them on.  So, I got Mike, from MovieShotsLA, on the phone and the two of us had a very in-depth discussion about it, carefully weighing all of our options.  Not kidding – you should […]

Vasquez Rocks County Park

Jan 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One location that I have been dying to stalk for what seems like ages now is Vasquez Rocks County Park in Agua Dulce, California.  I first read about the park in fave stalking book Hollywood Escapes: The Moviegoer’s Guide to Exploring Southern California’s Great Outdoors about 7 months ago and absolutely begged my fiancé to take me there.  He politely declined and I’ve pretty much been stewing about the whole thing ever since.  It’s funny how things work out, though, because while Mike, from MovieShotsLA, […]

The “Joey” Apartment Building

Jun 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

For quite a while now I have been begging Mike, from MovieShotsLA, to locate the apartment building where Joey Tribbiani lived with his nephew, Michael, on the Friends  spin-off Joey.   So, imagine my surprise when I came across the address randomly in The Ultimate Hollywood Tour Book.   In the book, the address is listed as an almost after-thought, which is why it took me so long to notice it.  LOL  Apparently, most stalkers aren’t as interested in finding Joey  filming locations as I am.    LOL  Being that the […]

Moondance Diner

May 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

This morning my mom sent me a link to an awesome new  locations website called “Where It’s At – Pop Culture Is All Around You”.  And I, of course, became TOTALLY and COMPLETELY engrossed in it for a good hour and a half.   I was so engrossed in it, in fact, that I was late in meeting my dad for our usual morning Starbucks run!  Anyway, while perusing the site I happened upon this link about an oft used New York filming location named Moondance Diner.  And I almost […]

Stalking the WB!

Sep 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Movie Locations

This past Monday, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I took a little stalking field strip to both Warner Brothers Studios and the Paramount Lot. I’ll get to the Paramount tour tomorrow, but today it’s all about the WB. What can I say – the Warner Brothers tour was awesome! It is nothing at all like the Universal Studios back lot tour. The WB tour is far more intimate and personal. A maximum of twelve people is allowed in each tour group, which makes for a far […]

Dancing in the Friends’ Fountain!

Mar 9th, 2008 | By | Category: TV Locations

I’ve done some pretty cool things in my life, but I must say that one of my favorite and most memorable adventures was dancing in the fountain that was used in the opening credits of Friends! Back in 2002, I attended a seminar put on by my acting school that just happened to be held on the Warner Brothers Ranch Lot. When I found out the seminar was going to be held at the Ranch I swear I almost died! I had heard sometime before […]