Friday, August 25, 2017

Fuller House (2016-2020)

Full House (1987-1995) was a pioneer in ABC's TGIF lineup.  Apparently it's a pioneer in television's current reboot fad as well.  I haven't seen a single episode of Fuller House.  (I'm more excited about the Will & Grace (1998-2006) and Roseanne reincarnations.)  But I happened to be on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour when the guide pointed out the Tanner House.  I grabbed a photo for the hell of it only to discover that the facade was never used on the show.  Instead, establishing shots of the original San Francisco townhouse is used for whatever reason.  How rude!

Location: The Tanner House
Address: Warner Brothers Backlot - Midwest Street, Burbank, CA

During a tour of the prop house, it was mentioned this giant heart was seen in the Valentine's Day episode...

Location Visited: October 2016

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Full House (1987-1995)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Saved By The Bell: The New Class (1993-2000)

Time out!  Saved By The Bell (1989-1993) without Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Screech and Lisa?  I'm so NOT excited!   But when did television not have something live past it's expiration date?  The first season of Saved By The Bell: The New Class had watered-down versions of the original cast and enough plot recycling to make Greenpeace ecstatic.  Dustin Diamond joined the cast during the second season after the inevitable cancellation of Saved By The Bell: The College Years, playing Mr. Belding's assistant.  An endless parade of characters came and went during the seven seasons and none of them had heat like Nomi did in Showgirls.

Location: The Palisade Hills Country Club
Address: 4001 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, CA  Braemer Country Club

During the guilty pleasure of mine that is season 2, the writers did a fantastic job thinking outside the box and instead of having the gang work at a beach club like in the original series, they had them work at a country club.  The location was not previously known but it was pretty obvious it was somewhere in the valley close to the hills.  A google search narrowed it down pretty quickly.  The main entrance that is seen in the show is passed the gated community entrance so I was not able to get a comparison shot but I found one from their website.  I was able to see the tennis courts and golf course...

Location Visited: October 2016

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Few Good Men (1992)

I'll tell you the truth, cause I know you can handle it (unlike a certain someone) - I enjoy a good legal drama every now and then.  Sometimes it's hard to find one that sustains ;-) my interest but that wasn't an issue with Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, which was based on his play.  Half of Hollywood is in this movie and they all deliver powerful performances.  But Demi Moore's career would soon receive a code red thanks to crappy project choices.  If she apologized to Kaffee for losing his set of steak knives, I don't know why we couldn't get one for The Scarlet Letter, The Juror and G.I. Jane.  

A Few Good Men was filmed in Washington, DC and Oxnard and San Pedro, CA

Location: Lt. Galloway's Office 
Address: 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC   US Dept. of Commerce

Location: The Barracks
Address: 3601 S Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA

Location: Idle Time Books
Address: 2410 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

The store is now located down the street at 2467 18th Street NW.

Location: Lt. Weinberg's Apartment Building
Address: 2415 20th Street NW, Washington, DC

Location: Lt. Kaffee's Townhouse
Address: 3017 Dent Place NW, Washington, DC

Location: The Downtown Motel
Address: 1345 4th Street NE, Washington, DC

Locations Visited: October 2016, February 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Julia Roberts gives the performance of her career portraying real-life environmental activist Erin Brockovich.  Scantily clad with a potty mouth to boot, Erin spars with lawyer Ed Masry as she assists him in bringing down an unscrupulous multi-billion dollar corporation.  A strong supporting cast and several comedic moments balance this gripping true story where justice is bigger than Erin's hair.

Erin Brockovich was filmed in North Hollywood, Ventura, Reseda, Westwood, Glendale and Boron, CA

Location: Erin's Car Accident
Address: Magnolia & Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 

Erin travels east on Magnolia...

Location: Erin's House
Address: 545 South Emma Avenue, Ventura, CA

Location: George's House
Address: 555 South Emma Avenue, Ventura, CA

Location: The Diner
Address: 3159 E Main Street, Ventura, CA  Main Street Restaurant & Steakhouse

Location: Ed Masry's Office
Address: 18645 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA

Location: Erin Meets Professor
Address: UCLA - Powell Library, Westwood, CA

Locations Visited: October 2016