Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Brady Bunch (1969-1974)








I am the biggest Brady nerd.  Yes they had no toilet and yes their lawn looked like a mini-golf course but many a kid wished they could live in the Brady home.  Potato sack races after school, listening to one of Greg's groovy songs, topped off with Alice's meatloaf for dinner.  I have a hunch life couldn't get any better.  

Thanks to Chas at Itsfilmedthere.com and Lindsay at Iamnotastalker.com for finding several of these locations.

Location: The Brady Residence
Address: 11222 Dilling St, Studio City, CA


2003




2016




For 5 Seasons, The Brady Bunch filmed on Stage 5 at Paramount Studios.




Season 1, Episode 1 "The Honeymoon"

Location: Mike Brady's House
Address: 12049 Iredell Street, Studio City, CA 





Location: The Martin House
Address: 4101 Longridge Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 








Season 1, Episode 3 "Eenie Meenie, Mommy Daddy"

Location: Dixie Canyon Elementary School
Address: 4220 Dixie Canyon Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 





Season 1, Episode 8 "A Camping We Will Go"

Location: The Campsite
Address: 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA     Franklin Canyon 






This area was also seen in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)  


Season 1, Episode 11 "Vote For Brady"

Location: Fillmore Junior High School
Address: Paramount Studios Backlot, Los Angeles, CA    



This area was also used as Jefferson High School on Happy Days (1974-1984)

Season 1, Episode 12 "The Voice of Christmas"

Location: Downtown Department Store
Address: 100 S San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank, CA 

Formerly a Radio Shack...




Season 1, Episode 14 "Father Of The Year"

Location: The Daily Chronicle Newspaper Building
Address: 5657 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 




Season 1, Episode 22 "The Possible Dream"

Location: Gilbert's Books
Address: 6278 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 

Unfortunately unrecognizable today...





Season 2, Episode 8 "A Fistfull of Reasons" &
Season 2, Episode 14 "Where There's Smoke"

Location: The Tree
Address: Paramount Studios Backlot, Los Angeles, CA 

This tree saw a lot of action.  First it was where mean Buddy Hinton torments Peter and Cindy before getting his tooth knocked loose.




And then it was the landmark for the most unBrady like thing to do - light up a butt.  Mrs. Johnson needed a glass of water to wash down her foot when she wrongfully accused Greg of harboring a pack of cigs in his letterman jacket after he quit cold turkey.  Turns out it was her very own son, Tommy, who was the culprit.






Season 2, Episode 15 "Will The Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?"

Location: Jan's Wig Store
Address: 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA





Season 3, Episode 8 "And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor"

Location: The Grocery Store
Address: 5877 Franklin Avenue, Los Feliz, CA 
Gelson's Market

Are you Team Best or Team Safe?







Season 3, Episode 12 "Getting Davy Jones"

Location: Davy Jones' Hotel
Address: 10501 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA







Season 3, Episode 13 "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses"

Location: Jan Rides Her Bike
Address: S on N Hudson, turning L on 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 





Season 3, Episode 16 "Dough Re Mi"

Location: Mr. Dimsdale's Recording Studio
Address: 190 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

When it's time to change, then it's time to chANge...






Season 3, Episode 20 "Sergeant Emma"

Location: 5 A.M. Calisthenics
Address: S on N June, turning L on 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 



They then turn up N Hudson Street.




Season 4, Episode 1 "Hawaii Bound"

That Mr. Phillips sure is a groovy boss - footing the bill for all The Bradys AND their housekeeper to travel to Hawaii while Mike takes care of some business.  Today you're lucky if you get five minutes to eat lunch at your desk.  But it's not all pineapples and sunsets when Bobby finds a tiki idol that brings a series of unfortunate events that could fill The Grand Canyon. 


Location: The Bradys Arrive in Oahu
Address: 300 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu, HI
Honolulu International Airport



My arrival to Oahu wasn't so glamorous:




Location: The Hotel
Address: 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI  The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel









The jade bracelet or the coral pin?




The exact whereabouts when Bobby and Cindy encounter Don Ho and Sam Kapu Jr. isn't known but may have been around here:





Watch out for spiders!




Location: Puu Ualakaa State Park
Address: 2760 Round Top Drive, Honolulu, HI

David, the Jimmy Pocaya of Hawaii, leads The Brady's on sightseeing tour of the island.  Their first stop is the scenic Puu Ualakaa State Park, which the gang has a tough time pronouncing.





Location: Iolani Palace
Address: 364 S King Street, Honolulu, HI

Next up is the Iolani Palace, which is in front of the new state building:






Location: King Kamehameha Statue
Address: 417 S King Street, Honolulu, HI

Just across the street from the Iolani Palace is the King Kamehameha Statue.  It stands in front of Ali'iolani Hale, home of the Hawaii State Supreme Court.









Location: Halona Blow Hole
Address: 8483 Highway 72, Honolulu, HI





Location: Pearl Harbor
Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Road, Honolulu, HI

David continues sharing his plethora of knowledge, pointing out submarines and destroyers before heading to the USS Arizona Memorial:






















Location: The Hula Lesson
Address: near 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Judging from where the Hula instructor is standing with Diamond Head in the background, when Alice's Hu went one way and her La went the other, it appears to have been shot close to the Marriott, about a quarter mile down from The Sheraton Waikiki:





Location: Greg's Wipeout
Address: Waikiki Beach, near 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

A bit further down from the hula lesson is where the surfing contest was filmed based on the rock formation.  What remains of Waikiki Beach is about three feet wide and there is actually none in front of the Sheraton.




You can see The Sheraton Waikiki in the background on the right:



Greg Brady's got nothin' on me:



They paved paradise and put up hotels galore:




Season 4, Episode 2 "Pass The Tabu"

Location: The Brady Boobies Meet a Red-Footed Booby
Address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, HI   Sea Life Park

Rabbit Island can be seen just off the coast:








In the photo above you can see a white spec on the left side of the mountain.  It's a lighthouse that bears a striking resemblance to the one featured in John Carpenter's The Fog (1980)












Location: Ko'olua Mountains
Address: 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI  
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens

David points out the Ko'olua Mountains to the boys before giving them directions to the burial ground.  The exact spot is not known but was taken somewhere in the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens.



A soundstage luau seems rather dull in comparison to The Marriott's in Ko Olina: 





The tall one on the right kind of looks like Oliver, don't you think?



That concludes the location tour of The Brady's hijinks in Hawaii.  I leave you with a few shots that will hopefully entice you to visit and check them out for yourself...










Season 4, Episode 5 "Cyrano De Brady"

Location: Peter Gives Keri A Mud Mask
Address: Paramount Pictures Studios - Lucy Park, Los Angeles, CA 

The Hollywood Hills are alive with The Sound of Music.  Peter's crush Keri was played by Kym Karath, who portrayed the youngest Von Trapp child, Gretl.  Later in the season, Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich) guest-starred as Doug Simpson, the big man on campus.






Season 4, Episode 10 "Goodbye, Alice, Hello"

Location: The Golden Spoon Cafe
Address: 3222 Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 

The Brady kids turn on Alice?  To this day I get teary-eyed when Bobby says Alice isn't their friend anymore.  But I knew she'd be back since there was no place for the humorless Kay.




Season 4, Episode 13 "Love And The Older Man"

Location: Dr. Vogel's Office Building
Address: 16260 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA

Mrs. Marcia Dentist had a nice ring to it...







Season 4, Episode 19 "How To Succeed In Business"

Location: The Bradys Ride Bikes
Address: W on 1st Street passing N. Hudson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA




They then turn N on June Street...





Season 5, Episode 7 "Marcia Gets Creamed"

Location: Haskell's Ice Cream Shop
Address: 13701 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA

Jan FINALLY outshines Marcia...






Season 5, Episode 14 "Kelly's Kids"

Location: The Playground
Address: Paramount Pictures Studios - Lucy Park, Los Angeles, CA 

Boring backdoor pilot alert!  Only to be outshined in the 80s when The Golden Girls (1985-1992) attempted to spin-off Empty Nest (1988-1995).





Season 5, Episode 15 "The Driver's Seat"

Location: Marcia's Driving Test
Address: Paramount Pictures Studios - Bronson Gate, Los Angeles, CA 






Season 5, Episode 17 "Welcome Aboard"

Location: The Movie Studio
Address: Paramount Pictures Studios - Bronson Gate, Los Angeles, CA




Season 5, Episode 22 "The Hair-Brained Scheme"

Location: Greg's Beauty Salon
Address: 4700 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA

Robert Reed did not appear in the very last episode since he considered the plot to be absurd...









Locations Visited: September 2003, March 2016, July 2016, October 2016

Still Need to Locate:

Carol and Cindy's Hospital


At The Brady Bunch Convention from 2014:




4 comments:

  1. These were fun. You are brilliant. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I attended Dixie Canyon Elementary School in the mid 1970's. At the time we were renting a house from Jerry Orbach on Bloomfield Dr.in Studio City. My brother's best friend lived on Dilling St. I had remembered watching the Ernie Meanie Mommy Daddy episode of Brady Bunch but I couldn't understand the plot of only one parent attending the play, as Dixie Canyon had 2 huge auditoriums and could accommodate parents and family members as students could bring. I used to bug my mother all of the time, asking if I could go visit the "Brady Kids". Thank you for posting all of this terrific nostalgia!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like the photos! That is so cool you went to Dixie Canyon! One of my old apartments was just down the road from Bloomfield Drive.

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