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Melrose Avenue from “L.A. Story”

Dec 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another L.A. Story location that has been waiting patiently in my stalking backlog is the block of Melrose Avenue where Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) and Sara McDowel (Victoria Tennant) walked and talked after attending a fundraiser for a private art museum in the 1991 flick.  Unfortunately though, because the movie was lensed over twenty years ago and that area of Melrose has changed quite a bit during the interim, I am unsure of the exact spot where filming took place.  But I sure did […]

The Former KCET Studios from “L.A. Story”

Dec 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

While perusing through my extensive backlog of stalking photographs recently, I realized that there were a few L.A. Story locales that I had yet to blog about, one of which was the former site of KCET Studios in Los Feliz, where Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) worked in the 1991 comedy.  I had actually stalked the spot way back in May, but, for whatever reason, never got around to writing about it.  So here goes.

The 4.5-acre lot located at 4401 Sunset Boulevard in Los Feliz […]

Echo Park

Aug 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One location that I have wanted to stalk ever since June 2012, when I wrote my post about MacArthur Park from New Girl (which you can read here), was the similar-looking Echo Park in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood.  Sadly though, my efforts were thwarted for over a year due to an extensive restoration project that was taking place on the premises.  The property eventually reopened two months ago and I was absolutely chomping at the bit to stalk it, and finally managed to do just that […]

The “L.A. Story” Brunch Restaurant

Aug 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One L.A. Story location that I never in a million years thought I would be able to stalk was the exterior of the fictional Dr. Dalmar’s eatery (said to be located on the corner of Sunset and Crescent), where Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) and his girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner) brunched with some friends towards the very beginning of the 1991 flick.  I had long known that a patio at the now-defunct Ambassador Hotel had been used as the actual brunch site and consequently assumed […]

The Site of Ariel’s House from “L.A. Story”

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

One L.A. Story location that I tracked down and stalked months ago, but has since become a bit of a conundrum to me, is the apartment building – or house – where Ariel (Susan Forristal), the best friend of wacky weatherman Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin), lived.  Finding the locale was pretty much a no-brainer (or so I thought), being that it is a running gag throughout the movie that Harris drives to Ariel’s place whenever he wants to visit her, despite the fact that […]

Trudi’s Apartment Building from “L.A. Story”

May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last month, when I published my post on the location of the iconic talking freeway sign from L.A. Story, a friend named David, whom I met in an acting class years ago, sent me a Facebook message letting me know that the unique, modern-style apartment building where Trudi (Marilu Henner) lived in the flick was located at 884 Palm Avenue in West Hollywood.  David also informed me that the building still looked pretty much exactly the same as it did 22 years ago when filming […]

Harris’ House from “L.A. Story”

May 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another L.A. Story location that production designer Lawrence Miller talked about in “The L.A. of L.A. Story” featurette included on the 1991 comedy’s 15th Anniversary Edition DVD was the Spanish-style dwelling where wacky weatherman Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) lived.  And even though the address of the home had been listed on the L.A. Story filming locations page for years, I figured the place was still worthy of a blog post.  So I ran right out to stalk it – Starbucks latte in hand, of […]

The “L.A. Story” Intersection

May 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The locale from L.A. Story that I was most interested in tracking down was also the one that I thought for sure I would never find – the intersection featured in the movie’s opening montage.  Because the intersection was fairly non-descript, only shown briefly and no clues as to its location visible in the scene, and because over two decades had passed since filming had taken place, I figured it would be a virtually impossible find.  Enter fellow stalker Owen, from the When Write Is […]

The “L.A. Story” Fundraiser House

May 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another L.A. Story location that I was desperate to track down was the sloped-roof residence where Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) and Sara McDowel (Victoria Tennant) attended a “private art museum” fundraiser in the 1991 comedy.  Because the home was so architecturally unique, I was sure that it would be an easy find.  I was wrong.  After scouring countless online film location libraries and architectural databases and coming up empty-handed, I decided that I needed to call for reinforcements.  I sent a few screen captures […]

The California Colonic Institution from “L.A. Story”

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

When I began my search for all of the missing L.A Story locations a few weeks back, I emailed about a million-and-a-half screen captures to fellow stalker Mike, from MovieShotsLA, in the hopes that he would be so inclined to help me out with the hunt.  Thankfully, he was.  One locale that we found at the exact same time (we literally texted each other with the address at the same moment!) was the California Colonic Institution, where SanDeE* (my girl Sarah Jessica Parker) took Harris […]