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Ambassador College from “That Thing You Do!”

Sep 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

All historic structures in the Los Angeles area with the word “ambassador” in their name seem to be doomed.  The famed Ambassador Hotel, which once stood at 3400 Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown, was razed in 2005.  And the former Ambassador College, at 131 South St. John Avenue in Pasadena, was largely demolished beginning in 2013.  Coincidentally, both sites were featured in the 1996 film That Thing You Do!  I never got to see the Ambassador Hotel in person while it was still intact, sadly, but […]



Palm Springs City Hall from “Behind the Candelabra”

Jun 5th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

The Behind the Candelabra location that I was most excited to stalk was Palm Springs City Hall, which appeared very briefly towards the end of the recently-aired HBO biopic.  When I first saw the locale pop up onscreen, in all of its retro glory, I was convinced that it was a set that had been fabricated for the shoot.  While I figured that set was most likely based upon what the actual Palm Springs City Hall looked like during Liberace’s era, never in my wildest […]



The Kaufmann House – One of the World’s Most Famous Houses

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

I thought I’d take another break from my wedding blogging today to write about a location that has occupied a spot at the very top of my “To-Stalk” list for over two years now, but had, for whatever reason, eluded me up until this past weekend when the Grim Cheaper and I headed to Palm Springs for a little pre-Christmas getaway.  While we were there, I made it a point to finally, finally stalk what is known as one of the most iconic and, perhaps, most […]