Monday, April 25, 2016

The Bodyguard (1992)




One of the guiltiest pleasure movies, a big block of Velveeta.  And talk about development hell.  The Bodyguard was originally supposed to star Diana Ross and Steve McQueen back in the mid 70s.  But I can't think of anyone else in this movie except Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  Whitney hits it out of the park when it came to the soundtrack, the best selling soundtracks of all time.  In between her award winning songs in the film, there are several unintentionally funny moments, which contributed to the 7 Razzie nominations.

The Bodyguard was filmed in Long Beach, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL

Location: Rachel Marron's Front Gate
Address: 10231 Charing Cross Road, Beverly Hills, CA


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






Location: Rachel Marron's Mansion Exterior
Address: 1011 N Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA




Since it's a gated property, this was as far as I got. This property was also used in The Godfather (1972).


Location: Rachel Marron's Mansion Interior
Address: 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA   Greystone Mansion




The bedroom photographed for a magazine where someone broke in and masturbated on the bed, or "messed up" on the bed in the television version:



Nikki's Workout Pad/Ego Wall:







Even if you're not a Bodyguard fan, the grounds at Greystone Mansion are definitely worth checking out:











This location was also used in Ghostbusters 2 (1989) as Gracie Mansion.

Location: Government Building
Address: 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA





Location: Brunch At Charlie's
Address: 113 N Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA   The Ivy


Brunch, on a Tuesday?






Location: Rachel's Stalker Speeds Away
Address: Charing Cross Road, Los Angeles, CA  





Location: The Mine
Address: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA






Location: The Japanese Movie Theater
Address: 342 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA








Location: The Dive Bar
Address: 2803 E Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA   Joe's Jost











Location: The Academy Awards Exterior
Address: 607 S Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA    Park Plaza Hotel








This was also used as Julian's club in Less Than Zero (1987) and Vincent Ludwig's office in The Naked Gun (1988) 

The Academy Award interiors were shot at The Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

Location: Rotary Club Dinner
Address: 506 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  Biltmore Hotel - Crystal Ballroom





This room was also used in True Lies (1994) when Harry and Helen tango at the end.

Locations Visited: March 2016, October 2016




Still Need To Visit:


The Fountainbleu Hotel

Still Need to Locate:

Frank Farmer's House

6 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Firstly really enjoying the website, great work. Was wondering have you had any luck in finding Frank Farmers house from the Bodyguard?

    Kind regards
    Steve

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    1. Thanks, Stephen. Unfortunately have not had any luck with Frank's house. There's not much to go off of since it's so dark.

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  2. Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. I will be in L.A early January and will be visiting lots of the locations you have found. I don't suppose you know which seat that Frank and Rachel sat in while filming at Joe Jost's by any chance? Again many thanks for your efforts.

    thanks
    Steve

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    1. Hi Steve, That's great you're going to visit the locations. I'm not sure of the exact booth but if I recall, there weren't that many. Maybe you can try and sit in all of them lol. Couldn't hurt to ask the people that work there, which I should've done. I'm sure they get tons of visitors and may happen to know from employees of yesteryear.

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  3. Hi Brian, Again many thanks I think its a good idea just to ask. Look forward to visiting.

    Merry Christmas.
    Steve

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