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Halloween 2017

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, This and That

I’ve made no secret of my love for Big Little Lies over the past couple of months (you can read my many posts on its filming locations here, here, here, and here), so it should come as no surprise that the HBO miniseries figured into my and the Grim Cheaper’s 2017 Halloween costumes.  Interestingly though, this year marked the first time I’ve ever chosen a costume based on earrings alone.  One look at the pink tassels hanging from Madeline Martha Mackenzie’s (Reese Witherspoon) lobes in […]



Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – About Diane’s House from “Back to School”

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest Scene It Before post – about Sally Kellerman’s house from Back to School – on LAMag.com.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Charles W. Eliot Middle School from “The Mentalist”

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

Located directly across the street from the Larry Crowne apartment building in Altadena, which I blogged about last Friday, is Charles W. Eliot (not Elliot) Middle School – a very unique and arresting structure that looms over the neighborhood thanks to its large fortress-like bell tower.  My veterinarian is located just up the street from Eliot and I had driven by the school countless times during my ten-plus years of living in Pasadena, and whenever my mom happened to be with me, she would comment, […]



Halloween at Dick Van Dyke’s House

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings, Haunted Hollywood

While doing research on the Strode House from Halloween a couple of weeks back, I came across a blog post about the extravagant yard haunt that actor Dick Van Dyke hosts every Halloween at his home in Malibu.  And while you wouldn’t think it would be possible, being that I have lived in Southern California for well over a decade, have spent countless hours stalking, and am obsessed with all things Halloween and all things celebrity, until reading that post I had never before heard […]



Halloween 2011 with Matthew Lillard

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings, Haunted Hollywood

Well, the stalking gods have definitely been smiling down upon me as of late because this year I experienced what was quite simply the Best. Halloween. Ever.  It was an absolute whirlwind and I honestly do not know how any future Halloween can ever compare!  It all started a couple of weeks ago when the fabulous Katie, from the Matthew Lillard Online website, announced that she would be giving away two tickets to the October 28th performance of Harbor, the new play in which the […]



Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery from “Twin Peaks”

Oct 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, TV Locations

As I mentioned in my post last month about The Old Place restaurant, thanks to fellow stalker/David-Lynch-aficionado Brad, from the Brad D Studios website, I recently discovered that fave television series Twin Peaks was shot almost in its entirety in Southern California.  Because I have long been a Twin Peaks fanatic, I was beyond eager to start stalking the many locations mentioned on Brad’s blog – the most exciting of which was Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery, the site of the funeral of Laura Palmer (aka […]



Laurie Strode’s House from “Halloween”

Oct 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

A couple of months ago, fellow stalker Mikey, from the Mike the Fanboy website, clued me into an INCREDIBLY cool little bit of Haunted Hollywood stalking information that I had not been previously aware of.  Apparently, the real life owners of the home that stood in for the Strode residence in the 1978 classic horror film Halloween are so extremely stalker-friendly that they provide a supply of plastic pumpkins on their front porch all year long for fans of the movie to pose with in […]



Bob Hope’s Former House – A Trick-or-Treating Mecca

Oct 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes, Haunted Hollywood

As I have mentioned a couple of times before on this blog, this stalker absolutely loves herself some Los Angeles Magazine – especially the ever-witty and always-informative “Ask Chris – The City Explained” write-in column, in which Associate Editor/author Chris Nichols answers Angelenos’ random questions about life in the City of Angels.  This month’s column featured a letter from a Valley-area reader with a tidbit of Halloween information that I had never before heard.  She wrote, “When I was a kid, we always went trick-or-treating […]



The “She’s Out of Control” House

May 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last week I enlisted fellow stalker Chas, from the It’sFilmedThere website, to help me find locations from the 1989 teen comedy She’s Out of Control. Now I should mention here that while I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED She’s Out of Control growing up, according to the movie’s IMDB trivia page film critic Gene Siskel detested it so much that he actually considered quitting his job after viewing it! LOL In truth, the flick is one of my very favorite 80s movies of all time, so […]



Angela’s Substitute Teacher’s Apartment Building from “My So-Called Life”

Jan 14th, 2011 | By | Category: My So-Called Life Filming Locations

Well, it appears as if I am definitely on a My So-Called Life kick as of late because once I popped in my DVD of the series’ pilot episode last week, I have literally not been able to stop watching since.  The show has definitely withstood the test of time as it is still absolutely riveting to watch today, sixteen years after it originally aired, which is simply incredible to me!  Anyway, while watching the Season 1 episode of the series titled “The Substitute” earlier […]