For our recent Big Apple vacation, the Grim Cheaper and I took a red eye into New York, leaving Palm Springs at 11 p.m. and landing in NYC at 6:30 a.m. Working off zero sleep, we were obviously exhausted upon arrival (me especially considering the copious amounts of calming drugs I ingested to curtail my flight anxiety), but obviously were not able to check into our hotel at such an early hour. So what else were we to do, but head out for some stalking? […]
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I have been on a major Say Anything . . . kick lately thanks to a soon-to-be published post I recently wrote for Discover Los Angeles. While doing research for the article, I became a bit fixated on tracking down an unknown location from the 1989 romcom (one that I still have yet to find, darn it!) and in the process watched countless behind-the-scenes vignettes. Thanks to those viewings, not only did I learn an interesting fact about the movie, but I also wound up […]
Be sure to check out today’s Scene It Before post for L.A.mag.com, about the house from the new movie The Gift. My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.
My favorite movie of 2014 was, hands down, The Other Woman. Running a close second was Chef, which I am guessing many of you have not heard of. Sadly, it was a bit of a sleeper. Take my word for it, though, the flick is fabulous. As are its locations! But more on that in a minute. The Grim Cheaper and I first heard about Chef thanks to Carson Daly who talked about it on his morning radio show on 97.1 FM a couple of […]
Be sure to check out today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about Lynn Bracken’s house from L.A. Confidential. My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.
Lately, I have been on a retro-movie watching kick. I think it has something to do with ”The ‘80s” issue of Los Angeles magazine that hit newsstands this past July. Reading through it got me in the mood to revisit decades past. So I was thrilled when my buddy Mike, from MovieShotsLA, took me by the residence that served as the Morgan family home in Encino Man (spoiler alert – it’s not actually in Encino!). I had not seen the 1992 comedy in ages and […]
I am all about teen comedies, even admittedly bad ones. Drive Me Crazy is one of my favorite movies ever, I loved all of the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen destination flicks, and Get Over It cracks me up every time I watch, even though I’ve seen it repeatedly. So I was shocked when I received an email from a fellow stalker named David who was writing to let me know that he had found the two main houses from Whatever It Takes, a 2000 […]
I am a sucker for any movie about Los Angeles. Coincidentally (or perhaps no so coincidentally), Steve Martin has written and starred in two of my favorites – L.A. Story and Bowfinger. Two completely different takes on life in LaLaLand, but both equally valid and poignant. Because I originally moved to Southern California to pursue an acting career, Bowfinger really hit home for me. Especially the scene in which wannabe actress Daisy (Heather Graham) jumped off the bus that transported her from Ohio to Hollywood, […]
Back in March, when I told fellow stalker Owen, from the When Write is Wrong blog, that fellow stalker Geoff, of the 90210Locations website, had just tracked down the Fundraiser house from L.A. Story (which I blogged about here) in Palos Verdes, he suggested that when I made my way out to the South Bay to stalk the place, I should also stop by the residence where Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) lived in the 1999 flick She’s All That. Owen had found the […]
After the sad passing of singer Whitney Houston last month, I mentioned to fellow stalker Mike, from MovieShotsLA, that we should try to track down the mansion where one of Whitney’s most legendary characters, pop star Rachel Marron, lived in 1992’s The Bodyguard. For some very odd reason, I thought that the place had yet to be found, but Mike told me that way back in 2007 he had come across an article on fave website The Real Estalker about “The Beverly House Compound”, the […]