Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)







West Beverly High had some of the oldest looking teenagers I have ever seen.  It debuted under the radar in a season full of teen shows.  The producers made a smart move airing new episodes during the summer and 90210 went on to become a huge hit since every other station was preoccupied with The Gulf War.  The show dealt with every teen issue possible before turning into a sudser.  There are so many classic episodes like Kelly's drunk mom, the spring dance, batshit crazy Emily, Ahhhhndrea hits menopause.  Well, maybe not the last one.  While the show ran ten years, I checked out after Brenda said au revoir.


Be sure to check out Geoff's 90210 locations blog for more locations.

Location: The Walsh House
Address: 1675 E Altadena Dr, Atladena, CA



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Location: West Beverly High
Address: 2200 W Carson St, Torrance, CA  Torrance High School

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Location: The Peach Pit (Version 1)
Address: 10801 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  The Apple Pan

This location is only used a handful of times, first seen in Episode 3, "Every Dream Has It's Price (Tag)"  The Apple Pan is a famous LA haunt.  I highly recommend stopping in for a burger. 




Location: The Peach Pit (Version 2)
Address: 1027 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA  

This location was used for the rest of season 1.




Location: The Peach Pit (Version 3)
Address: 45 S Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 

This location is first seen in season 2 and throughout the remaining seasons.







Location: Steven Sanders' House
Address: 16711 Bosque Drive, Encino, CA  The Iny Estate




Location: Kelly Taylor's House
Address: 3959 Longridge Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA


I guess too many fans have dropped by so they put up some shrubs.



Location: Dylan McKay's House
Address: 1605 E Altadenan Drive, Altadena, CA

Located just a few houses down from the Walsh House is Dylan's bungalow first seen in Season 2.



Location: The Beverly Hills Beach Club
Address: Between Venice Beach & The Santa Monica Pier, Venice, CA

This is first seen in Season 2, Episode 1 "Beach Blanket Brandon"




This is also known as The Malibu Sands Beach Club from Saved By The Bell (1989-1993)  

Season 1, Pilot: "Class of Beverly Hills"

Location: The Blue Iguana Club
Address: 333 Boylston Street, Los Angeles, CA





This was used again in episode 3 as the cumin restaurant and in episode 4 as Brandon & Sheryl's club.

Location: Marianne Moore's House
Address: 417 Ampola Lane, Bel Air, CA





This house was also Joan Crawford's house in Mommie Dearest (1981)

Location: Moonshadows
Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

Although not actually seen in the episode, when Brandon asks Ahhhhhndrea for a restaurant recommendation, she suggests "Moonshadows.  In Malibu.  Very romantic."





Sexually frustrated that its not her he's taking, Ahhhhndrea then inaccurately rips a newspaper article in half.




Location: Brenda's Sorority House
Address: 310 S Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA   St. Brendan's Church

Jason may have been older but he sure wasn't wiser, believing Brenda's entire sorority house transferred to Beverly Hills from Minnesota...






Location: Ahhhhhndrea Zuckerman's House
Address: 540 N Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, CA   

Geographically undesirable Ahhhhhhhndrea Zuckerman duped West Beverly High by using her grandmother's Beverly Hills address even though she resided in the porn capital of the world...







Season 1, Episode 2: "The Green Room"

Location: The Walsh Minnesota House
Address: 1640 Braeburn Road, Altadena, CA


This house was seen only once in the opening credits of episode 2, where a Minnesota mailman delivers the goods only to find it needs to be forwarded to Beverly Hills, CA 90210.  I thought it was a nice addition but maybe it was cut for time.  Thanks to Lindsay at Iamnotastalker.com for finding this location.




Location: The Beach
Address: 35000 W Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA   Leo Carillo State Beach






This popular location was also seen in Grease (1978), The Karate Kid (1984) and Less Than Zero (1987).

Location: Dylan McKay's Condo #1
Address: 1020 N San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Formerly The Bel Age Hotel.  It is The London West Hollywood.






Season 1, Episode 3: "Every Dream Has It's Price (Tag)"

Location: This Town Restaurant
Address: 333 Boylston Street, Los Angeles, CA

Before becoming Nat's right hand man, Brandon briefly worked at the pretentious This Town restaurant, whose high-strung manager's cardinal rule was to never put round cups with round saucers...  




This was used as the club from the pilot and the club from Episode 4 "The First Time"

Location: Tiffany's Shoplifting Store
Address: 8100 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  Fred Segal

Kleptomaniac Tiffany got Brenda into some hot water after she lifted half of their inventory...




Season 1, Episode 4: "The First Time"

Location: Contact Club
Address: 333 Boylston Street, Los Angeles, CA


Brandon's Minneapolis girlfriend, Cheryl, wants to see some stars while she's in town.  It just so happens Dylan knows a private club where she may bump into some.  She later puts the moves on the Beverly Hills bad boy, causing a rift between the guys.  Soho's Hippi Chick was used during this scene, one of the first cassingles I ever bought.  90210 used great music in the first few seasons.  Unfortunately they had to be replaced with God awful muzak on the DVD releases...





Third time's a charm - this was also The Blue Iguana from the pilot and This Town restaurant from Episode 3 Every Dream Has It's Price (Tag).

Season 1, Episode 5: "One on One"

Location: Brenda's Gas Station
Address: 907 E Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA

Driving Rule #3 according to Brandon Walsh - check the gas gage.  Unfortunately, Brenda didn't when she borrowed the car without asking, but the fault really lies with Debbie Dillman's mother...



This is just down the street from The Walsh house and Dylan's house.

Season 1, Episode 8: "The 17 Year Itch"

Location: Glen Evan's House
Address: 200 S Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA

Jim and Cindy's only episode where they got the A story, or much less a story.




After the "Road Not Taken" photo session, Glen and Cindy stroll the Venice Canals right next door.




Location: Brenda & Brandon's Twin Research Center
Address: UCLA, Westwood, CA

Brenda and Brandon are first seen walking in front of Royce Hall...



Then they arrive at Haines Hall...






Later they are seen back at Royce Hall walking down the corridor...




Denise Dowse plays the psychologist friend of Ms. Rye.  She later had a recurring role as West Beverly High Vice Principal Mrs Teasley.

Season 1, Episode 10: "Isn't It Romantic?"

Location: Brenda & Dylan's First Date
Address: 12136 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA

Poor Brenda got all dolled up and was ready to give it up to Dylan after a Marx Brothers Film Festival (if that ain't an aphrodisiac, I don't know what is) but she got stood up cause he had to help his racketeering father move...






Location: Dylan McKay's Condo #2
Address: 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA

Dylan and Brenda suck face for the first time after Dylan tends to some gardening...








Season 1, Episode 11: "BYOB"

Location: Donna Martin's House (Version 1)
Address: 2405 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz, CA



Donna Martin starts transitioning from an under-five to a regular around this episode and we finally get a glimpse of her house.  This location was only used in this episode...






This was also Dr. Levin's house on Melrose Place (1992-1999)


Location: Brandon's DUI Jail
Address: 685 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA

Straight-laced Brandon drove down a dark road in this episode as he takes a liking to Steve's mango margaritas.  When the liquor and munchies run out, he takes it upon himself to get behind wheel drunk and plows into a truck...



John Carpenter fans will also recognize this as Precinct 13 from Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Season 1, Episode 12: "Slumber Party"

Location: Floodlights Nightclub
Address: 14980 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, CA

Underage Brandon and Steve are up for a night on the town.  After the bouncer rejects Steve's money, the guys pick up Sam from Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) and Julie from Growing Pains (1985-1992) This is right across from the 90210 production studios...





Location: Trina Steals Steve's Corvette
Address: Lemona Avenue between Delano Street & Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA








Season 1, Episode 13: "East Side Story"

Location: Carla's East LA Apartment
Address: 166 N Edgeware Road, Los Angeles, CA


Walsh housekeeper Ana has a niece in trouble and uses the their address so she can attend West Beverly.  Brandon of course falls for the joyless Carla, who temporarily resides with her aunt here...






This building was also seen during the LA Destruction scenes in The Day After Tomorrow (2004)


Location: The Park
Address: 14201 Huston Street, Sherman Oaks, CA







This was also the park Brandon was discovered in during Episode 16 "Fame Is Where You Find It"

Season 1, Episode 14: "Palm Springs Weekend"

Location: The Gas Station
Address: 2658 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA












Location: The Desert Palm Mirage
Address: 880 S Westlake Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA

Not to be confused with The Desert Mirage or The Palm Desert Mirage...









This was also used as the country club in The Karate Kid (1984)

Season 1, Episode 16: "Fame Is Where You Find It"

Location: West Beverly High 
Address: 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA   Notre Dame High School

The usual high school was not used in this episode.  I'm guessing because there were so few school scenes, they didn't feel like hiking down to Torrance for them and used this school, which is very close to the park that was seen in the episode.




It was used once again in the "Necessity Is A Mother" in Season 2.




Location: The Park
Address: 14201 Huston Street, Sherman Oaks, CA

This was also the park where Brandon visits Carla during Episode 14 "East Side Story"





Season 1, Episode 19: "April Is The Cruelest Month"

Location: Roger Azarian's House
Address: 4825 Louise Avenue, Encino, CA

A creepy episode featuring future Friend Matthew Perry.  This was the best shot I could get from the gate... 




This location was also used as Chris White's mansion on Models Inc. (1994-1995)

Season 1, Episode 22: "Home Again"

Location: Jim Walsh's Office Building
Address: 888 W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA




Location: Ahhhndrea Offers Herself to Brandon
Address: The Carousel at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA


In an interesting turn of events, Ahhhndrea puts The West Beverly Blaze on the back burner and makes a play for Brandon.  Her plan was ultimately thwarted by Kelly and a surprise going-away party.  They almost did the dead two years later at the senior prom but decided to only bewriting partners.




This was also used on Melrose Place (1992-1999) and Nightingales (1989)


Season 2, Episode 1: "Beach Blanket Brandon"

Location: Brenda & Dylan's Breakup 
Address: Parking Lot between 522 & 547 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, CA

The breakup where many tweens first discovered REM...




Season 2, Episode 7: "Camping Trip"

Location: The Lodge
Address: 33101 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA




Location: The Mountaineer General Store
Address: Around 34813 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA






This was also Harold & Edna's Store in Friday the 13th Part III (1982)


Season 2, Episode 9: "Ashes To Ashes"

Location: The Ashe Family House
Address: 15912 Woodvale Road, Encino, CA

I expected a bigger house for the king of microwave popcorn...






Location: Tamale Heaven
Address: 7225 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA

Thanks to Lindsay at Iamnotastalker.com for finding this location.















Season 2, Episode 13: "Halloween"

Location: Halloween Costume Shop
Address: 835 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA




Location: Halloween Party House
Address: 637 S Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Donna overdoes it again and can't sit down the entire night thanks to what she's wearing while Kelly's costume catches the eye of a 35 year old USC frat guy...



This house is also used for the blue party in Episode 24 "The Pit and The Pendulum".  It was also used as Nightingale House on Nightingales (1989) 

Season 2, Episode 14: "The Next 50 Years"

Location: Scott Scanlon's House
Address: 17400 Cumpston Street, Encino, CA

David's dorky friend accidentally shoots himself in his father's den during this very special episode...






Location: Scott Scanlon's Funeral
Address: 1432 Engracia Avenue, Torrance, CA








Season 2, Episode 15: "U4EA"

Location: Exchanging An Egg
Address: 6202 Kester Avenue, Van Nuys, CA  Pat's Liquor

Emily leads most of the gang here to get the address for the underground club.  Their carding policy is very lax...






Location: The Underground Club
Address: 15001 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, CA

That Emily Valentine was a piece of work, slipping U4EA into Brandon's drink on the sly at the underground club with the grungy bathroom...





This was also the studio where the show was filmed.


Season 2, Episode 18: "A Walsh Family Christmas"

Location: Steve's Albuquerque Hospital
Address: Warner Brothers Studios - Building 136, Burbank, CA




Location: Emily Valentine's Hospital
Address: 7300 Medical Center Drive, West Hills, CA


Batshit crazy Emily Valentine slowly fought her way back to sanity here after lacing Brandon's drink with U4EA...


Season 2, Episode 20: "A Competitive Edge"

Location: Rosemary Winters' House
Address: 4130 Troost Avenue, Studio City, CA

Brenda's car accident "victim" got busted jazzercising in this quaint ranch house...






Season 2, Episode 22: "And Baby Makes Five"

Location: Ahhhndrea's Race Track
Address: 285 S Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA  Santa Anita Park


Here is where Ahhhhhndrea's descent into gambling addiction occurs (just kidding)....




This is also where the Griswolds first enter Wally World in Vacation (1983) 

Season 2, Episode 25: "Meeting Mr. Pony"

Location: Brenda's Equestrian Center
Address: 480 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

Brenda's safe space after her traumatic mugging at The Pit...  












Season 3, Episode 3: "Too Little Too Late/Paris 75001"

Location: Paris, France
Address: Universal Studios Backlot, Universal City, CA

The tour guide said this portion of the lot had just undergone a major renovation.  I couldn't pinpoint an exact location...









Season 3, Episode 5: "Shooting Star/An American in Paris"  

Location: Brenda & Rick's Paris Garden
Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA  The Huntington Botanical Gardens

Why Shannen Doherty didn't win an Emmy for her faux French accent still haunts me to this day.  That and having to act off of Dean Cain, aka Wreak.












The Botanical Garden is tre beautiful.  I highly recommend checking it out.  This is also where the opening credits scene from Heathers (1989) was filmed.

Season 3, Episode 12: "Destiny Rides Again"

Location: Ahhhhhndrea Gets Mowed Down
Address: Valley Vista Boulevard & Dixie Canyon Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA


Ahhhhhhhndrea crosses Valley Vista Boulevard...




And the car heads north on Dixie Canyon Avenue...



Location: Ahhhhhndrea's Hospital
Address: 1401 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA



This hospital was also seen on Nightingales (1989) and Melrose Place (1992-1999)

Season 3, Episode 13: "Rebel Without A Cause"

Location: Griffith Park Observatory
Address: 2800 E Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA



Season 3, Episode 18: "Midlife...Now What?"  

Location: The Health Spa/Hotel
Address: 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel




















Season 3, Episode 19: "Back In The High Life Again"  

Location: Dylan & Kelly Tell Brenda
Address: 471 S Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

I was sick of Brenda by this point, but I did feel a little bad for her in this scene...



That's Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard (1988) on the left.


Season 3, Episode 28: "Something In The Air"  

Location: Donna Martin Graduates!  Donna Martin Graduates!
Address: 275 E Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA

A rally to end all rallies.  Preceding Donna Martin Ovulates! and Donna Martin Marinates!









  
Locations Visited: October 2003, March 2016, October 2016


Still Need to Visit:

Walsh House from Pilot
Spring Dance Hotel
David Silver's Grandparents' House
Brenda's Boutique
Dylan's Pawn Shop
Steve's Albuquerque Bus Stop

12/2/16 - If you're in the NYC area, be sure to check out this hilarious off-Broadway musical before it closes.  The guy who plays Ahhhhhndrea steals the show...



4 comments:

  1. Wow, you really went all of for a ton of locations, and not just a few of the main ones. Good job!

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    1. Thanks! I was glad to see several were still around and still recognizable. I hope to visit more on future trips.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, much fun to peruse!

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