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Citizens Bank Building from “The Sting”

Dec 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Upon landing my new gig writing for Los Angeles magazine’s CityThink blog, I comprised a list of iconic SoCal locales to spotlight in my weekly column, one of which was the Santa Monica Pier Carousel from 1973’s The Sting.  The only problem was that I had never actually seen The Sting.  Neither had the Grim Cheaper.  So I set out to remedy the situation and immediately ordered the DVD from Amazon.  We watched it shortly after it arrived and I was shocked at how good […]

The Stuart Building from “That Thing You Do!”

Nov 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Back in early October, upon returning home from doing some That Thing You Do! stalking in Orange (you can read my posts on the locations I stalked here, here and here), I popped in my DVD of the 1996 flick to re-watch it for the first time in years.  I was absolutely shocked – and floored – to discover in the course of the viewing that The Stuart at Sierra Madre Villa, an architecturally-stunning Pasadena apartment complex that I toured while house-hunting in 2006, had […]

Joyce’s House from “Little Black Book”

Sep 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last week, while doing research on locations from fave movie Little Black Book, I decided to watch the “Live & On-Air: The Making of Little Black Book” DVD special feature in which the filming of a deleted scene happened to be shown taking place in front of a house that I immediately recognized.  I had actually stalked – and blogged about – the home back in March 2010 thanks to its appearance in Father of the Bride Part II.  (You can read that post here.)  […]

My Day on the Set of “90210”

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my post about the Hideaway Saloon (which you can read here), I was devastated to learn of the cancellation of fave show 90210 – especially being that the cast and crew were informed of said cancellation while in the midst of shooting what was to be the (most-likely cliffhanger-ish) Season 5 finale. Thankfully though, the script was rewritten mid-shoot and the series given the proper sendoff that it deserved, with (spoiler alert!) Liam Court (my man […]

54 Holly from “1600 Penn”

Feb 28th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

Way back in April of last year, my good friend Marci, owner of my very favorite gift shop, Lula Mae, texted me to let me know that something was being filmed at a vacant diner (that was once the site of an eatery named 54 Holly) located just down the street from her store.  And while I was absolutely itching to get down there to watch the filming, at the time that I received Marci’s text I was all the way across town in Hollywood […]

My Favorite Pasadena Places – Part II

Feb 4th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

As promised, today’s blog is a continuation of my top ten favorite places in Pasadena. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here. And now, on with the post! (Big THANK YOU to Mike, from MovieShotsLA, for taking the above photograph of Pasadena City Hall. I swear, that guy takes THE BEST pictures. I was just telling him the other night that if I ever get rich, I am hiring him to take photos for my […]

Rebecca’s House from “The Roommate”

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

One location that I have been on the lookout for for over a year now is the mansion where Rebecca Evans (Leighton Meester) lived in the 2011 flick The Roommate.  And I should mention here that while I did not particularly like the Single White Female-esque thriller, because my main man, cutie Matt Lanter, had a role in it (albeit an extremely small one), I purchased it as soon as it came out on DVD and became just a wee bit obsessed with tracking down […]

The Blankenhorn Lamphear House from “Teaching Mrs. Tingle”

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post (which you can read here), I recently went on a trek to find all of the locations used in the 1999 thriller Teaching Mrs. Tingle.  The locale I was most interested in tracking down, of course, was the huge Victorian manse belonging to the movie’s titular character, who was played by Helen Mirren.  Once I learned from the flick’s production notes that the residence was located in the Pasadena area, I figured that, thanks to its fabulous façade, it […]

Coach Wenchell’s House from “Teaching Mrs. Tingle”

Oct 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

It’s that time again, my fellow stalkers!  October 1st – the beginning of my Haunted Hollywood postings.  And I could not be more excited!  So without further ado . . . let’s get started!  A couple of months ago, I stopped by my good friend Marci’s boyfriend’s house to pick up something she had left for me there.  (Marci just so happens to be the owner of one of my favorite places in the entire world – Lula Mae gift shop at 100 North Fair […]

“The Big Bang Theory” Rooftop – Where Howard and Bernadette Got Married

May 16th, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

This past Monday evening, the Grim Cheaper and I sat down to catch up on a slew of television episodes that we had backlogged over the past week, one of which was The Big Bang Theory’s “The Countdown Reflection”.   In the episode, which has to be one of the cutest of the entire series, Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and longtime girlfriend, Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch), finally tie the knot on the rooftop of the building where Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) […]