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Posts Tagged ‘ New York ’

Bow Bridge from “Glee”

Sep 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Glee Filming Locations

I have a thing for Central Park bridges.  One of my favorite places in all of New York City – in all of the world, actually – is Gapstow Bridge.  I’ve stalked it countless times, blogged about it, and honestly just cannot get enough of its bucolic beauty.  Though I have walked pretty much every square inch of the park and seen the vast majority of its bridges, one span that I had never properly stalked until my recent NYC visit this past April was […]

The Ansonia from “Single White Female”

Aug 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There is no shortage of strikingly beautiful, ornately embellished buildings on New York’s Upper West Side.  I blogged about one of them, The Apthorp, and the circuitous route some friends and I took to stalk it on Friday.  That route included a stop at another gorgeous UWS structure, The Ansonia, easily one of the most breathtaking properties I have ever laid eyes on.  Since the site has appeared in countless productions over the years, including the 1992 thriller Single White Female, I figured it was […]

The Apthorp from “Funny Farm”

Aug 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am the first to admit that, though I am not a natural towhead, I am a dumb blonde through and through.  The Grim Cheaper often kids that all of the hair dye I’ve used over the years has obviously gone to my brain.  Case in point – during a 2008 trip to New York, the two of us came across a massive and beautiful building on the Upper West Side.  We were both struck by the structure’s size and elegance and stopped to peer […]

The Actors Studio – Marilyn Monroe’s Former Acting School

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

There is pretty much nothing I love more than re-creating famous movie/television scenes and iconic photographs – as most of you well know!  Though I had long been obsessed with the notable series of images of Marilyn Monroe taken in front of The Actors Studio in New York in the ‘50s, due to the fact that the legendary school moved no less than five times during its early days, I could never figure out exactly where the shoot had occurred.  I poked around the facility’s […]

The Rum House from “Birdman”

Aug 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper typically could care less about filming locations, but he is absolutely obsessed with the movie The Godfather.  So I included a couple of locales from the 1972 Best Picture winner on the itinerary for our recent trip to the Big Apple.  One of those spots was Hotel Edison, a historic Theater District lodging that made a brief appearance in the flick.  While we were stalking the place, we happened to strike up a conversation with the super-friendly doorman who informed us that […]

The TKTS Booth from “Glee”

Aug 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Glee Filming Locations

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I bailed on the television series Glee shortly after the second part of the first season began airing.  In my opinion, after starting out so strong, the show totally jumped the shark at that point.  But because I love the Big Apple, I did make sure to tune in to the Season 2 episode titled “New York,” which was partially shot in Manhattan.  One of the locations featured was the TKTS booth, or TKTS staircase, in Times […]

The “Sex and the City” Starbucks

Aug 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

One of the best things about starting this blog is the people it has put me in contact with – a myriad of fabulous individuals who share my unique affection for filming locations.  One such fellow stalker, a New Yorker named Gary, has gifted me with countless Big Apple locales since we first started exchanging emails way back in 2010.  Most of Gary’s knowledge comes from driving a cab for three years.  The job took him all over NYC, made him familiar with its nooks […]

Arnold’s Turtle – The Inspiration for Central Perk on “Friends”

Jul 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

It appears that my posts have been heavy on filming location inspiration as of late.  On Friday, I blogged about the Annie orphanage and the two buildings that it was modeled after.  And here I am today with another spot that served as inspiration – this one Arnold’s Turtle Vegetarian Café, the eatery that Central Perk from Friends was based upon.

I first learned about the place in a 2015 The Huffington Post article titled “8 Behind-the-Scenes Stories You’ve Never Heard About Friends” written by Todd […]

The Inspiration for the “Annie” Orphanage

Jul 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My movie obsession began at a young age.  I can pretty much pinpoint it to 1982 when Annie premiered.  I was hooked on the musical from the start.  I watched it over and over and over, eventually wearing out the VHS copy that my parents bought me.  Its locations have also served as a longtime fascination.  Ever since taking my second Warner Bros. tour in 2008, I have known that the Hudson St. Home for Girls, aka the orphanage in the film, could be found […]

Ashley’s Apartment from “Just My Luck”

Jul 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I do not have the best taste in movies and am the first to admit it.  Case in point – Just My Luck, a 2006 Lindsay Lohan romcom that I absolutely love.  Have I lost you already?  If so, it’s understandable.  But I find the film adorable.  I’ve seen it about a hundred times and never tire of it.  Part of the appeal is the fact that it takes place – and was largely shot – in New York.  (Some filming also took place in […]