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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The hot dog stand from In God We Tru$t

Early in this 1980 comedy we see Mary and Ambrose (Marty Feldman) dining at a sidewalk hot dog stand.

The establishing shot shows us Myrna Loy's Hollywood Walk of Fame star, pinning down the location to the corner of Hollywood and Las Palmas.

There are some other landmarks to notice:

 The Scientology building (seen directly above Marty Feldman in the screenshot above.)

 The roof of the Hollywood Bazaar Food Market.

The stand was the elite nightclub Angels & Kings until it closed recently.

Maybe Hot Dogs will make a comeback.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The house and barber shop from Gran Torino

The house where Clint drinks tons of Pabst is located at:
238 Rhode Island Street Highland Park MI

The barber shop with the surly barber is at:
204 W 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rudy's Shine Shop from Sunset Boulevard

Early on in the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard we see Joe pick up his car from behind Rudy's Shine Shop. "Rudy never asked any questions. He'd just look at your heels and know the score."

He then drives out onto the street passing Rudy's:

There are a couple of very noticeable Hollywood landmarks in these two brief shots:

First you can see the antenna of the Hollywood Pacific Theater:

When he pulls onto the street we see the Taft Building (in yellow) and the sign for the Brown Derby (in red):
Here is a 1950s shot from down the street. Rudy's is circled in white:

Today the Vine Manor Hotel is gone, replaced by the Capitol Records Building and Rudy's has been torn down and become a few extra parking spaces in the lot across the street next to a tall office building.

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The approximate address of Rudy's was 1765 Vine Street. If you go make sure and bring your own polish.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cochrane Ontario Canada, the town from RAD

Most of the film RAD is set and filmed in Cochrane Ontario Canada.

Wanna go to the place where Ray Walston rides his bike with his coffee?

It's located at 521 1 St W, Cochrane, AB T4C 0A4, Canada:

You can find many of the other locations on this map.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Here are a few locations from Speed

Early on Keanu goes to a coffee shop and after exiting a bus blows up. 

This is at: 
Main Street and Rose Ave
Santa Monica, CA

They show us the sign that says Main St. and a look at a clown statue:

We see the North Beach Bar & Grill (today it's a CVS):

 And the bright red Cafe that Keanu goes to:

Then we see the bus blow up:

Later in the film Sandra Bullock hits a baby carriage full of cans.
This is near
W Pico Blvd & S Rimpau Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Here is a reverse shot, notice the "printing sign" (you see the bottom of it in the screen cap above):

We also see the cops ride past the Pico Pre School:

The sign appears to have a cartoon of Big Bird on it:
That sign isn't there anymore, but otherwise the school looks very much the same today.
The school is located at 4436 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

The coffee shop and bus explosion:

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The baby carriage full of cans:

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The Pico Pre School:
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Locations from New Years Evil

Here are a few locations from the slasher film New Years Evil.

Just before two of the kills, the killer stops at Golden Arrow Liquor. The liquor store was located at (approx) 13231 Victory Blvd Van Nuys, CA

A Walgreens and a vacant lot are located on the grounds of the old Golden Arrow. However, the strip mall across the street still stands with new tenants:

Later, after crashing into a group of bikers the killer races past Dales Jr liquor store:
It is still located at 12500 Oxnard Street, North Hollywood, CA

After passing the liquor store he stops by the Van Nuys Drive In.

The drive in was located at 15040 Roscoe Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91343. A school occupies the space today.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

The Bio-Dome from Bio-Dome

 If you're a fan of this dopey film (and I am) this is a fun location. Its the titular location of the film and you can visit and spend time looking at the pretty flowers:

The Japanese Garden is located at:
6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California