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Posts Tagged ‘ North Hollywood ’

The Site of Sanford and Son Salvage from “Sanford and Son”

Dec 13th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

There’s pretty much nothing I relish more than diving into the nitty-gritty when proving or disproving a location – especially if that location is from an old production and/or is no longer in existence.  I love the challenge of it.  I recently had the pleasure of delving into one such case thanks to a fellow stalker named Dale who emailed me in October to ask if I had any information on Sanford and Son Salvage from Sanford and Son.  I never watched the hit series, […]

Atlas Sausage from “Surviving Christmas”

Dec 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My blog is likely to be light on content over the next month, as I have quite a few trips and excursions planned.  As such, I figured there was no time like the present to begin my Christmas-themed postings.  So here goes.  (I also have a very exciting non-Christmas-related article hitting the blog next week, so stay tuned for that!)  Finding filming locations is often akin to solving puzzles for me – and I love solving puzzles.  So when I spot a clue in the […]

Econo Inn & Suites from “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”

Jan 25th, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

Well, I am definitely on a hotel kick as of late, because here I am with my third post in a row of the inn variety.  Today’s lodging was featured prominently in the Season 9 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled “Turn, Turn, Turn,” which just so happens to be the production in which a one Miss Taylor Swift made her acting debut.  When the episode first aired in 2009, I had not watched CSI in ages, nor was I a particularly big Swift […]

The Garland Hotel from “Parks and Recreation”

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

A couple of years ago, I drove by a hotel that looked like a little slice of retro heaven and became transfixed.  I made a mental note of its name and vowed to research it further.  As soon as I got home, though, I realized the name had escaped me and, because I have no sense of direction whatsoever (my mom says I couldn’t find my way out of a paper bag!), I did not even really remember where it was located.  Then this past […]

Valli Tropics from “Wicked City”

Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

Locations, locations, locations!  Aside from Ed Westwick, locations were easily the best aspect of the now cancelled ABC series Wicked City.  The show took place in Los Angeles circa 1982 and the location manager did a fabulous job of securing spots evocative of that era.  None was more spectacularly retro than the apartment building where Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen) lived.  I became obsessed with the place, and all of its pink-accented glory, while watching Wicked City’s pilot episode, but, unfortunately, had a heck of a […]

The Federal Bar from “Parks and Recreation”

Apr 8th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

It’s shaping up to be Parks and Recreation week at, as here I am with yet another location from the series.  I actually came by today’s locale accidentally.  While scanning through P&R’s “Operation Ann” episode for yesterday’s post about the Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks, I spotted The Federal Bar, a North Hollywood watering hole that I stalked back in May of last year because of its appearance on fave show Perception.  For whatever reason, I had yet to blog about it, though, and, […]

Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – The Target “Say Anything” Commercial

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to read today’s Scene It Before post for Los Angeles magazine – about the Say Anything-inspired Target commercial.  You can find it here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

New “L.A.” Magazine Post – “The Karate Kid” Dojo

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read today’s Scene It Before post for Los Angeles magazine – about the dojo from the 1984 classic The Karate Kid.  You can find it here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.

Phil’s Diner from “The X-Files”

Jun 4th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

When I was in L.A. last week, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I spent two full days stalking.  Our adventures took us from one end of Los Angeles to the other.  At one point, while in North Hollywood, we passed by Phil’s Diner at 5230 Lankershim Boulevard and stopped to snap some pics.  I figured the historic-looking restaurant had to have appeared onscreen at some time, so I did a quick Google search on my iPhone and just about fell over when I learned that the […]

Jason Priestley’s Former Apartment

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

I haven’t been getting much sleep the past few nights and it’s all Jason Priestley’s fault.  His new book, Jason Priestley: A Memoir, has me burning the midnight oil.  The chapters are brief (most only a page or two) and begging to be perused.  I find myself repeatedly thinking ‘I’ll just read one more,’ and the next thing I know it’s midnight.  Ah, well, the fatigue has been worth it.  The tome is fabulous and enthralling.  I cannot more highly recommend it – especially since […]