Monday, March 30, 2015

Fear The Walking Dead



The spin-off of The Walking Dead is set in Los Angeles, but will be shot in Vancouver, go figure. After seeing the 15-second teaser, I was set to find the handful of locations used.  First up are the houses next to the hospital.  Thanks to Rayen for running out and grabbing these shots....



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Next up is a green space off Sunset Boulevard. Although a tent is blocking the full view, you can recognize the buildings on the right.  Thanks Rayen for grabbing this tonight!

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Not sure about this last one, but it is likely filmed under the 6th Street bridge...

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I'll be hitting up Vancouver later this year, so may have some more locations then!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Three's Company

For the most updated information, visit this location at Set-Jetter.com



I do enjoy a location challenge, so when Chas of ItsFilmedThere.com asked  to help him and Owen from When Write Is Wrong to look for an elusive locale, I was up for it.   The missing location was the "Hacienda Palms" apartments from the pilot episode of Three's Company.  While John Ritter was firmly in place, but called David in this incarnation, the two female leads were played by Valerie Curtin and Suzanne Zenor.  Audra Lindley and Norman Fell were also in place as the Ropers.

As for finding the location, there is not much to go on except some shots from the opening titles.  My instinct was that it was likely near a cluster of bungalow apartments that I came across when looking for the location used in Autumn Leaves and Whatever Happened To Baby Jane. Although my instinct was right, it still took me a while and a convoluted path to finally track it down.   The apartments are at 5154-5158-1/2 Fountain Avenue and remains relatively unchanged  Special thanks to my buddy Rayen for grabbing these shots below....






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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Madonna: Like A Prayer album photo shoot



Before we get too far, here are links to other Madonna video or movie locations and shows:
   Borderline
   Evening With Madonna - Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project
   GAP commercial
   La Isla Bonita
   Like A Prayer (video)
   Like A Prayer (album)
   Material Girl
   Music
   Next Best Thing
   What It Feels Like For A Girl
   Who's That Girl


This latest Madonna location was a tough one.  Herb Ritts did a photo shoot for the Like A Prayer album.  All I knew was it was shot in a Los Angeles cemetery. I thought it was likely Hollywood Forever, but couldn't be sure.

I went through looking my old pictures and found this one....

And upon zooming in I found something that looked like it could be the bench....

I did some research and was able to confirm this was in fact the bench used for the photo shoot.  And lucky for me, my buddy Rayen agreed to head out and photograph it for me the next day!  (He rocks!) So here it is, the bench from the Like A Prayer album....





Thanks, Rayen!!


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Special thanks to fellow Madonna fan, William, for finding the cross not too far from the bench!




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