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The Phillips Mansion

Oct 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper always tells me that it is not about the destination, but the journey.  He’s right.  Getting lost can have its perks.  While driving around looking for Spadra Cemetery (which I blogged about on Friday) a couple of weeks ago, we happened upon a seemingly abandoned mansion set back from the road behind a chain link fence.  The site appeared to be beckoning to me, so we pulled over for a closer look.

As it turns out, the property is known as Phillip’s Mansion […]

Spadra Cemetery

Oct 16th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

Finding the words “ghost town” used to describe a cemetery is likely to cause my head to start spinning.  Which is exactly what happened while I was doing some research on abandoned locales for an upcoming Discover Los Angeles post.  I happened to come across an article on the Avoiding Regret blog about a forgotten, dilapidated old graveyard in Pomona named Spadra Cemetery and my eyes practically bugged out of my head.  The photographs displayed showed an overgrown, crumbling site marked by toppled, cracked tombstones.  […]

Pomona College’s Harwood Court – aka Eastland School from “The Facts of Life”

Feb 8th, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

Well over six months ago, my good friend Mikey, from the Mike the Fanboy website, asked if I would like to do some stalking with him of Harwood Court, the Pomona College dormitory which stood in for the fictional Eastland School, attended by Blair Warner (Lisa Whelchel), Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey (Kim Fields), Natalie Green (Mindy Cohn), and Joanne ‘Jo” Polniaczek (Nancy McKeon), in the 1980’s television series The Facts of Life. My answer, of course, was a resounding “YES!”  Because both of our schedules have […]