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Cabo Cantina from “Annie Hall”

Jul 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The May 2013 issue of Los Angeles magazine featured a short column about a new documentary called The Source Family which detailed the life of a World War II vet turned spiritual guru named Jim Baker (not to be confused with televangelist Jim Bakker), who became most famous for founding both The Source Family cult and a Sunset Strip vegetarian restaurant named simply The Source.  The half-page article piqued my interest because, while I had long been aware of The Source (now Cabo Cantina) thanks […]

The Site of Ariel’s House from “L.A. Story”

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One L.A. Story location that I tracked down and stalked months ago, but has since become a bit of a conundrum to me, is the apartment building – or house – where Ariel (Susan Forristal), the best friend of wacky weatherman Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin), lived.  Finding the locale was pretty much a no-brainer (or so I thought), being that it is a running gag throughout the movie that Harris drives to Ariel’s place whenever he wants to visit her, despite the fact that […]

Trudi’s Apartment Building from “L.A. Story”

May 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last month, when I published my post on the location of the iconic talking freeway sign from L.A. Story, a friend named David, whom I met in an acting class years ago, sent me a Facebook message letting me know that the unique, modern-style apartment building where Trudi (Marilu Henner) lived in the flick was located at 884 Palm Avenue in West Hollywood.  David also informed me that the building still looked pretty much exactly the same as it did 22 years ago when filming […]

Harris’ House from “L.A. Story”

May 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another L.A. Story location that production designer Lawrence Miller talked about in “The L.A. of L.A. Story” featurette included on the 1991 comedy’s 15th Anniversary Edition DVD was the Spanish-style dwelling where wacky weatherman Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) lived.  And even though the address of the home had been listed on the L.A. Story filming locations page for years, I figured the place was still worthy of a blog post.  So I ran right out to stalk it – Starbucks latte in hand, of […]

Sara’s Apartment Building from “L.A. Story”

May 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

After tracking down the location of the “talking” freeway sign and Now! clothing store from fave movie L.A. Story (which I blogged about here and here, respectively) a couple of weeks ago, I embarked upon a mission to uncover all of the unknown locales from the 1991 flick.  And with a lot of help from the usual suspects – fellow stalkers Mike, from MovieShotsLA, Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog, and Geoff, from the 90210Locations website – I managed to do just that!  […]

Now! Clothing from “L.A. Story”

Apr 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

My second most-wanted location from the 1991 classic comedy L.A. Story was Now!, the ultra-hip clothing store with unisex dressing rooms where SanDeE* (my girl Sarah Jessica Parker) worked.  (My first most-wanted was, of course, the iconic freeway sign that I blogged about last Thursday.)  So I was floored to see that the locale was included in “The L.A. of L.A. Story” special feature on the movie’s 15th Anniversary Edition DVD.  In the feature, which was lensed in 2006, production designer Lawrence Miller said, “This […]

Rainbow Bar and Grill – the Site of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s First Date

Feb 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

One locale that I had long heard mentioned repeatedly in the various books and articles I had read about my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe over the years was the Sunset Strip’s Rainbow Bar and Grill – where Joe DiMaggio took the starlet for their very first date.  At the time, the establishment was known as Villa Nova, an exclusive Italian eatery that, sadly, shuttered its doors in the late 1960s and moved south to Newport Beach.  Because the historic West Hollywood restaurant had changed hands […]

Villa d’Este – The “Under the Yum Yum Tree” Apartment Building

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Thank you to all of my fellow stalkers for putting up with my two recent – and much-needed – blogging hiatuses.  It felt so good to relax and recharge and I will now be back with a vengeance.  And now, on with the post!  A couple of months ago, after stalking Romanesque Villa, my girl Marilyn Monroe’s former West Hollywood pad (which I blogged about back in early May), I dragged the Grim Cheaper a few blocks east to Villa d’Este, the idyllic and […]

The Harper House from “Scream 3”

Apr 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last Thursday afternoon, before grabbing lunch at Pinches Tacos from The Hills which I blogged about on Tuesday, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, took me by a famous apartment complex in West Hollywood named the Harper House.  Because the Spanish Baroque-style building was featured in Scream 3 (as well as countless other productions), Mike thought that I might be interested in blogging about it during my annual Haunted Hollywood month this upcoming October (and yes, I am already gathering locations for that!).  After seeing the place in […]

Franck’s Wedding Coordinator Shop from “Father of the Bride”

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

When the Grim Cheaper and I first showed up to stalk Fig & Olive restaurant, from the 2012 “Matthew’s Day Off” Honda CR-V Super Bowl commercial which I blogged about last week, I became absolutely enchanted with Melrose Place, the tiny tree-lined street on which the eatery is located.  Even though I had been a fan of the series Melrose Place back in the 90s, before tracking down Fig & Olive earlier this year I had no idea that the charming and idyllic little street, […]