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Posts Tagged ‘ Mad Men ’

Andy’s Coffee Shop from the “Cups” Music Video

Dec 7th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

There is nothing my mom likes better than a greasy spoon-type restaurant.  She is a virtual expert on seeking them out – whether near our home, while on vacation somewhere, or passing through a town.  So imagine my shock when I recently learned about Andy’s Coffee Shop, a small greasy spoon that has been a Pasadena staple for over 80 years!  Somehow my mom had never heard of the place, despite the fact that we lived in Crown City for a decade and a half!  […]

New “L.A.” Mag Post – Clifton’s Cafeteria

Sep 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out today’s post for about Clifton’s Cafeteria’s many appearances onscreen.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

Musso and Frank Grill from “Sex and the City”

Jun 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

I deserve a facepalm for today’s location!  For ages I had been trying to track down the Los Angeles steakhouse where Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) dined with “Letterman Lew” (Sam Seder) in the Season 3 episode of Sex and the City titled “Sex and Another City.”  Because the episode had been filmed over 15 years ago, I figured the restaurant was most likely no longer in existence, but still spent quite a lot of time searching for it regardless.  Then in April, I had a […]

Regency Inn & Suites from “Mad Men”

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

On my many trips back and forth from Palm Springs to L.A., I often pass by a red-roofed, A-frame Regency Inn & Suites situated alongside the Interstate 10 freeway.  I knew from doing research for my post about Rod’s Grill in Arcadia that the Regency Inn & Suites in Baldwin Park was used as the exterior of the supposed Plattsburg, New York Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in the Season 5 episode of Mad Men titled “Far Away Places.”  And while the motel near the 10 […]

Bar Keeper – aka Upon Gallery from “A Lot Like Love”

Mar 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Back in December, shortly before Christmas, the Grim Cheaper and I headed out to Silver Lake to do some gift shopping for his father at one of the most unique, quirky and whimsical stores in all of Los Angeles – Sunset Junction’s Bar Keeper, the very same spot that stood in for Upon Gallery in fave movie A Lot Like Love.  And even though I have actually already blogged about this location once before – way back in January of 2008, during the early days […]

Farralone – Frank Sinatra’s Former House

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

While doing research on the Chaplin Court apartment complex, which I blogged about last Thursday, I came across some information about an oft-filmed-at Chatsworth-area estate formerly owned by Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, that, for some inexplicable reason, I had somehow not previously known about.  The mansion, which in most circles is known simply as Farralone, is a marvel of modern design that just came on the public market for the very first time in history a couple of weeks ago.  And, let me […]

The “Beaches” Mansion

Sep 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One location that I have been asked about repeatedly ever since I first started my blog almost four years ago (and I CANNOT even believe that it has been that long!!!) is the large Tudor-style mansion where Hillary Whitney Essex (aka Barbara Hershey) lived in the 1988 tearjerker Beaches.  And while it had long been noted on various websites that the property was located somewhere in the Pasadena area, try as I might, I just could not seem to track the place down.  Then this […]

The Envelope Emmy Week “Mad Men” Screening

Jun 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

Ever since fellow stalker Mikey, from the Mike the Fanboy website, invited me to be his plus-one for the SAG screening/cast Q & A of the FX television series Justified back in late May, I have been all about attending similar-type events.  So when he told me about an Envelope Emmy Week screening/roundtable of the television show Mad Men, featuring series’ creator Matt Weiner and series’ stars Jon Hamm (who plays Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising executive Don Draper), Christina Hendricks (who plays secretary Joan […]

The Cravens Estate from “Commander in Chief”

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Glee Filming Locations, TV Locations

As I mentioned a few weeks back, because of my love for Matt Lanter, the Grim Cheaper and I recently purchased and sat down to watch the first – and only – season of the short-lived television series Commander in Chief, on which the cutie actor portrayed the role of First Son Horace Calloway. I absolutely fell in love with the show and immediately started creating a list of locations to stalk from it, the most important being Pasadena’s former Cravens Estate, now the American […]

Monrovia Bakery from the New “Iceland” Pilot

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: TV Locations

During this entire past week, the television pilot for the new Fox comedy series Iceland, which stars Scrubs’ Kerry Bishe, Friday Night Lights’ Zach Gilford, and 24’s John Boyd, has been filming on location on Myrtle Avenue in Old Town Monrovia, just down the street from where my parents now live.  The show, which takes place in a supposed small town in Minnesota, centers around a young woman (Bishe) whose fiancé dies suddenly shortly before their wedding day – and yes, despite its tragic-sounding premise, […]