Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Models Inc. (1994-1995)

The most hyped show of 1994 with the least creative name, Models Inc. hoped to complete the holy trinity of Aaron Spelling soaps.  And the hopes were high since it was spun off from the hugely popular Melrose Place (1992-1999), which was spun off from the hugely popular Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000).   I personally enjoyed the initial summer episodes with the Who Killed Teri? storyline but once her dead ringer Monique showed up, the shark jumped over the runway. 

Thanks to Geoff at 90210locations for locating some of these.

Location: Models Inc. Agency
Address: 3400 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

This is the Warner Brothers building where the tours originate from across the lot...

Location: The Trancas Beach House
Address: 30760 Broad Beach Road, Malibu, CA

Hillary let her top models stay at this lavish beach house as a reward. That's what I call a company perk...

Location: Hillary Michael's House
Address: 5171 Otis Avenue, Tarzana, CA

A different home was originally seen on Melrose Place... 

Location: Linda & Eric's House
Address: 14227 Kittridge Street, Van Nuys, CA

Location: Brian's Loft
Address: 201 S Sante Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Season 1, "Pilot"

Location: Josh Lange's Studio
Address: E 3rd Street & S Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA  

We're left to guess which building belongs to the slimy photographer, but the camera's looking west on 3rd Street.  You can catch part of Jane Mancini Designs on the left...

Location: Julie, Sarah & Linda's Go-See
Address: 404 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA  The Westin Bonaventure

This is where Sarah gives Julie a beauty tip involving hemorrhoid cream...

This famous part of Downtown LA's skyline was seen in True Lies (1994)

Location: Melrose Place 
Address: 4616 Greenwood Place, Los Feliz, CA

Sarah appeared in the last few episodes of Melrose's second season as the innocent girl from Iowa who, along with Jo, feels the wraith of her abusive boyfriend, Hank.  In the Models Inc. pilot, Sarah upgrades her living situation moving out of Jo's apartment and into the Trancas Beach House. Grant Show gets the distinction of being the only actor to appear on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)Melrose Place (1992-1999) and Models Inc...

Location: Julie, Sarah & David's NYC Hotel
Address: 768 5th Avenue, New York, NY   The Plaza Hotel

Season 1, Episode 2: "Be My, Be My Baby"

Location: Carson Luxury Motors
Address: 16721 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA

Carrie begins pursuing her son's adoptive father, Paul Carson, by becoming the face of his new automobile ad campaign...

Location: The Police Station
Address: 1 W Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA

Throughout the "Who Killed Teri?" storyline, this police station was seen several times...

This was also Brandon & Steve's police station on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000) and Alison's police station on Melrose Place (1992-1999)

Season 1, Episode 9: "Old Models Never Die"

Location: Chris White's Mansion
Address: 4839 Louise Avenue, Encino, CA

Linda finds a knight in shining armor in Chris White, heir to the Magnitech soap fortune.  She escapes lowlife Eric and finds solace at this palatial mansion...

This was also Roger Azarian's house on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000) 

Locations Visited: March 2016, October 2016

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