Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nightingales (1989)

Aaron Spelling had a pretty amazing track record. But among The Love Boat, Dynasty and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000), there was Nightingales. It originally aired as a two-hour television movie in 1988, later returning as a series in early 1989 with some cast changes, including Suzanne Phleshette of The Birds (1963).  They poured on the T&A, showing the nurses changing out of their uniforms, having sex in the medical supply closet and aerobicizing relentlessly.  This brought on massive protests by the American Nursing Association and unfamiliar feelings in an adolescent boy.  Advertisers bailed and the show soon flatlined, despite it's rockin' theme song.

A shot of downtown Los Angeles from the opening credits.

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

This was also the Halloween party house on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)

Location: The Hospital
Address: 1401 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

This was also used as Wilshire Memorial Hospital for most of Season 1 on Melrose Place (1992-1999)

Season 1, Episode 1

Location: Sam's Mother's House
Address: Warner Brothers Studios Backlot - Midwest Street, Burbank, CA

This was also Georgie's House on Sisters (1991-1996) and seen in Gremlins (1984)

Location: Becky Goes Shopping
Address: Melrose Avenue & Gardener Street, Los Angeles, CA

The former site of the original Johnny Rockets :-(

Location: Chasen's Restaurant
Address: 9039 Beverly Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

This used to be Chasen's Restaurant.  It is now a Bristol Farms but the entryway is still recognizable.  This was also used on Melrose Place (1992-1999)  

Location: Becky's Date
Address: Santa Monica Pier Carousel, Santa Monica, CA

This Spelling Entertainment location favorite was also seen on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000) and  Melrose Place (1992-1999) as well as The Net (1995)

Season 1, Episode 4

Location: Becky's Dry Cleaners
Address: 1857 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Ye Rustic Inn, one of my old haunts, can be seen in the background...

Location: Becky's Chinese Take Out
Address: Gin Sing Way, Los Angeles, CA

Season 1, Episode 5

Location: Sam's Dance Audition
Address: 1735 N Vine Street, Hollywood, CA

This was also The Ritz Club from What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)

Locations Visited:  March 2016, October 2018

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