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The Alhambra from “NCIS”

May 26th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

Sometimes you go years wondering about a location only to find out that it is right in your own backyard.  For what seemed like ages, I had wanted to track down the United States Criminal Investigative Service office from NCIS.  I had a feeling that the series used two different structures – one for establishing shots and one for on location exterior filming – and it turns out I was right.  While watching a scene that took place outside of NCIS headquarters in the Season […]



The Andrew McNally House from “Kingdom Come”

Feb 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Los Angeles never ceases to surprise me.  Though I feel like I know the city and its environs like the back of my hand and have spent the last decade of my life researching its locations, I am constantly learning of new spots that I had no idea even existed.  Such was the case with an architecturally unique property located pretty much right in my own former backyard.  A fellow filming location enthusiast name Liesel recently asked me why I had yet to blog about […]



FBI Headquarters from “The Mentalist”

Jan 20th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

Around this time last year, The Mentalist embarked on a huge change of course by having Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) leave the Sacramento-based California Bureau of Investigation and then join the Austin, Texas branch of the FBI.  So, of course, that meant that I had a new location to find – the building used as FBI Headquarters.  I spent countless hours searching for the stunningly modern structure, though, but was never able to track it down.  For a while, I […]



All Star Lanes from “Glee”

Nov 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Glee Filming Locations

Another Eagle Rock-area location that Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I stalked a few weeks back after our venture to the nearby Eagle Rock Plaza Mall was All Star Lanes – the bowling alley where Finn Hudson (aka Cory Monteith) took Rachel Berry (aka Lea Michele) on a date in the Season 1 episode of Glee titled “The Rhodes Not Taken”.  I found this location thanks to an eagle-eyed (pun intended) anonymous fellow stalker who lives in the area.  My source recognized the bowling alley when […]



The Griffith Park Merry Go Round from “The Mentalist”

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: TV Locations

One location that I have wanted to stalk for almost two years now, ever since November of 2008 when it appeared in the Season One episode of The Mentalist titled “Seeing Red”, was the merry go round where Patrick Jane (aka Simon Baker) lured murder suspect Travis Tennant (aka Noel Fisher).  The only problem was that I had absolutely NO idea whatsoever where to find it, as in my ten-plus years of living in Southern California the only merry go round that I had ever […]



On the Set of “NCIS: Los Angeles”

May 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

This past Thursday afternoon, my fiancé called me up to let me know that an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles was being filmed at the YWCA building in Pasadena, just a few blocks away from his office.  So, I immediately grabbed my jacket and my camera and headed over to the set with one goal in mind – to get a photograph with actor Chris O’Donnell, who had been the love of my life back in my high school days.  I showed up to the corner […]



The Hyatt Regency Valencia from “Twilight”

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The other Los Angeles area filming location from Twilight that I mentioned in last Wednesday’s post is the Hyatt Regency Valencia Hotel.  In Twilight, the Hyatt stood in for the Phoenix area hostelry where Bella (aka Kristen Stewart), Alice (aka Ashley Greene), and Jasper (aka Jackson Rathbone) hid out while on the run from the evil vampire James towards the end of the movie.  In reality, the hotel is, of course, not located anywhere near Arizona, but instead can be found just about four miles […]



Farnsworth Park

May 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My favorite movie of all time has got to be Dirty Dancing. I’ve loved the coming-of-age film ever since I was about 13 years old.  Oh, how I wanted to be Baby!    Growing up, I made my best guy friend practice doing “the lift” with me everytime we were in a swimming pool.  LOL   And, like Baby, I could never seem to get it right!   It has long been my location dream to one day travel to Pembroke, Virgina to stalk Mountain Lake Resort, the hotel where most of the filming […]