Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Madonna: La Isla Bonita (1987)

Check out the new LA ISLA BONITA page at SET-JETTER.COM


If you know me, then you know I have two great loves... movie/tv locations and Madonna.   Every once a while, I combine them both.

Here are links to other Madonna video or movie locations and shows:
   Evening With Madonna - Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project
   GAP commercial
   La Isla Bonita
   Like A Prayer (video)
   Like A Prayer (album)
   Material Girl
   Next Best Thing
   What It Feels Like For A Girl

La Isla Bonita features primarily two buildings that sit right next to each other.   Below is the first building in the video...


Comparison shot....

The second building is the main one with the room Madonna where she sings...


Comparison shots....

At the end of the video, she crosses the street.   The autoshop is no longer there, however, the rest of the street looks the same...


Comparison shot....


  1. These are great shots. Are they in L.A.? Which street? Also, some guy once told me that "Borderline" was L.A. because he came from there and vaguely recognized it. And where are the shots from "Open Your Heart" taken? L.A.? Street? I want to visit them on Google Maps. I've never been to L.A., so I can't recognize anything. Thanks for posting these!

  2. The Material Girl studio is at Ren-Mar Studios, 850 N Cauhenga Blvd in Los Angeles

    For Borderline, the bridges where she is dances are near 457 S Santa Fe Ave, the pool hall was at 6th & Lucas Streets.

    The two featured La Isla Bonita apartments are at 1312 & 1318 Maryland Street in Los Angeles.

    The Open Your Heart theatre was at the top of the empty lot at Toluca & Court Streets near Echo Park.

    For What It Feels Like For A Girl, the old folks home is at 8746 W Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles, the bridge she drives over is the 6th Street bridge in Downtown Los Angeles, Johnnie’s Broiler is now at 7447 Firestone Blvd in Downey, the motel is at 1135 W 7th Street, the corner where she smashes into the car of thugs is at 7th & S Hill Streets, the ATM she robs is at 846 S Broadway, the gas station is near 500 S Alameda.

  3. I know this is a few years old and all, however, was wondering if by chance you would know the location of the church in "La Isla Bonita." It's marked 0:31 on the vid. Just before the phase into sunset.

    1. Seems not to be in North America, I think it is in Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic, is very old and typical...

    2. The church ⛪ is in San Pedro

    3. The church, and buildings around, are really the Goyeneche Palace in Nuevo Baztán, Spain.