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The L.A. Filming Locations of “Scream 2”

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

“Hello, Sidney.”  Two simple words, spoken by a gravelly-voiced serial killer shrouded by a Father Death mask in one of Scream’s early scenes, and the face of the horror movie genre was changed forever. An empty house and a ringing telephone suddenly had a much more sinister meaning.  Scream, which will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary on December 20th, went on to spawn three sequels, a 2015 television series, and countless imitations.  Though the original film was shot in its entirety in Northern California and […]



The Blind Donkey from “Revenge”

Aug 12th, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

I stalk so many places, typically in quick succession, that oftentimes a few get lost in the shuffle.  Such was the case with The Blind Donkey, an Old Town Pasadena whiskey bar that I visited back in April, shortly before the Grim Cheaper and I headed off to New York, and then promptly forgot about until this morning when I was going through my many stalking photographs.  The site made an appearance during Season 4 of fave show Revenge.  I still have yet to watch […]



“The Brady Bunch” MegaPost

Jun 6th, 2016 | By | Category: TV Locations

My friend, fellow stalker Michael, is proving to be a true Brady Bunch virtuoso!  Here he is yet again gifting us with yet another fabulous post about the 1969 sitcom – this one a round-up of nine different locales featured on the series!  Take it away, Michael!

I know, I know. Yet another Brady guest post foisted upon you. I swear, I do know how to find non-Brady locations. However, I had compiled a bunch of Brady Bunch establishing shot sites that I hadn’t seen posted […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Tournament House from “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Dec 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post today – it’s about the Tournament House from Beverly Hills, 90210.  My articles typically get published in the early afternoon hours.



Andy’s Coffee Shop from the “Cups” Music Video

Dec 7th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

There is nothing my mom likes better than a greasy spoon-type restaurant.  She is a virtual expert on seeking them out – whether near our home, while on vacation somewhere, or passing through a town.  So imagine my shock when I recently learned about Andy’s Coffee Shop, a small greasy spoon that has been a Pasadena staple for over 80 years!  Somehow my mom had never heard of the place, despite the fact that we lived in Crown City for a decade and a half!  […]



The Pasadena Main Branch of Bank of the West from “Falcon Crest”

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

For years now, I have been trying to track down the bank where Terry Dolittle (Whoopi Goldberg) worked in the 1986 comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash.  It is one of those locations that always sits fixed at the back of my mind, images of it constantly floating around in my head.  So when I came across photographs of the Pasadena Main Branch of Bank of the West, which bears a striking resemble to the bank where Terry worked, on a Noirish Los Angeles forum, my heart […]



The Evers’ House from “The Haunted Mansion”

Oct 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My Los Angeles magazine editor is on vacation this week, so I will not have a post on LAmag.com today.  To make up for it, though, I’ve got a Haunted Hollywood locale for you right here!  One of my favorite parts about the Halloween season is watching scary movies.  (And of course stalking their locations and blogging about them.)  It always shocks me how many horror flicks and thrillers there are out there that I have yet to see.  One of my more recent screenings […]



L’Opera Restaurant from “Charmed”

Sep 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Charmed Filming Locations

I rarely find myself in the LBC (that’s Long Beach, California, for those not in the know), so when I was out there a couple of months ago snapping photos for The Ultimate Guide to Clueless Movie Locations in Los Angeles Part I and Part II (which, if you haven’t checked out yet, you really should!), I made a quick detour to L’Opera Restaurant on Pine Avenue.  The upscale Italian eatery was featured in the pilot episode of Charmed and had remained unchecked on my […]



The White House Gates from “Scandal”

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: TV Locations

My life as of late seems to be absorbed by Scandal.  As I mentioned last week, the Grim Cheaper and I have recently become addicted to the ABC series.  Besides watching it during pretty much every free waking moment, I have also been furiously researching the show’s filming locations.  While set in Washington, D.C., Scandal is lensed in Los Angeles.  The crew does some seriously amazing work to hide that fact, though.  Gary, from the Seeing Stars website, uncovered a few key Season 1 locales […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About the Gamble House from “Back to the Future”

Jul 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Don’t forget to check out today’s post for L.A.mag.com, about the Gamble House from Back to the Future.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.