American Beauty lands in my top ten thanks to the superb writing, acting and cinematography of Sam Mendes' poignant picture of suburban life beyond the white picket fence. When you look closer, things don't always come up roses. The same could be said today about Facebook status updates.
American Beauty was filmed in Canoga Park, Torrance, Brentwood, Burbank, Woodland Hills and Los Angeles, CA
Location: The High School
Address: 4801 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA South High School
I swear, I didn't bring that plastic bag with me, it was actually there. Eerie.
Some scenes were also shot at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
Location: Carolyn's Open House
Address: 22421 Collins Street, Woodland Hills, CA
I will sell this house today.
The house Buddy "The King of Real Estate" Kane shows is across the street at 22430 Collins Street.
Location: Fitts House Interiors
Address: 330 S Windsor Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Location: Lester Driving
Address: Alameda Avenue & Kenwood Street, Burbank, CA
This location was easily recognizable since you can see the reflection of the old Disney Channel building in the windshield.
Location: Mr. Smiley's Drive Thru
Address: 20105 Saticoy Road, Canoga Park, CA Carl's Jr.
Location: The Top Hat Motel
Address: 8525 Sepulveda Boulevard, North Hills, CA Travel Inn
Thanks to Paul H for finding this location.
Locations Visited: March 2016, October 2016
Still Need To Visit:
Burnham House Exterior
Burnham House Interior
Fitts House Exterior
Still Need To Find:
The Funeral Procession Street