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New “L.A.” Mag Post – The “Hot to Get Away with Murder” Castle

Nov 5th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

Don’t forget to read today’s Scene it Before post for Los Angeles magazine.  It’s about the castle that has been featured this season on How to Get Away with Murder.  My articles typically get published in the early afternoon hours.

The Interior of the “Bruce Almighty” Party House

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

In honor of my girl Jen Aniston receiving the 2,642nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (a ceremony that I will actually not be attending because, after the debacle that was the Horrible Bosses premiere this past summer, I have a severe aversion to any event that has the potential of being too crowded or too chaotic), I thought that I would blog about a location from her 2003 romantic comedy Bruce Almighty.  As I mentioned this past July in my post about […]

Chez Cherie Cooking School from “I Love New York”

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

This year for Christmas, I decided to gift the Grim Cheaper with tickets to a cooking class.  The GC is an absolutely FABULOUS cook, while I, on the other hand, can hardly crack an egg, as I mentioned in my January 2010 post about the home where Julia Child grew up.   So I thought that taking a class together would be a fabulous opportunity for him to pick up some new tricks and for me to (possibly) learn some basics.  After doing extensive research online, […]

“The Wedding Singer” Limo Test Parking Lot

Apr 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One location that fellow stalker Owen has been on the lookout for for what seems like years now is the parking lot where Robbie (aka Adam Sandler) and Julia (aka Drew Barrymore) tested Sammy’s (aka Allen Covert’s) limo driving skills in fave movie The Wedding Singer.  And I think I can safely say that this particular hunt has been one of the most challenging and longest lasting stalks that I’veexperienced to date.  For whatever reason, no matter how hard we tried, neither of us could seem […]

The Martini House from “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Dec 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

As difficult as it may be to believe, even though I absolutely love Christmas and even though I am a huge film buff, up until this past weekend I had never in my life watched the 1946 holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life. I know, I know, for a person like me, not having seen that movie borders on sacrilege!  But when fellow stalker David contacted me a few months back and let me know that he had tracked down a location used in the […]

Descanso Gardens

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

This past weekend I dragged my fiance and my parents out to stalk Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge – another location that I discovered thanks to my new favorite stalking book.  The 160 acre botanical garden has been featured in countless movies and television shows over the years and is also a popular wedding venue. 

E. Manchester Boddy (pronounced “Boh-dee”) first purchased the property now known as Descanso Gardens in 1937 to build a home for his family.  Besides being the owner and publisher of the Los Angeles […]