Let’s face it; LA is the county to be if you’re someone who aspires to be in film, whether acting or producing. There are so many places in LA that have been seen on some of my favorite films and TV shows, simply because it’s a beautiful place, and it’s the land of film! There are so many people that move here each year into places like west la apartments aspiring to get into film, and in a place like this, you either make it or break it.
One of my favorite things about LA is seeing the filming locations from classic films and television shows. So, while I was in La La Land over the weekend, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a pic at the site of the Donna Martin graduates protest on Beverly Hills, 90210.
Nor could I miss the chance to bust out some dance moves in the warehouse where they shot Michael Jackson’s Beat It video. But those aren’t the only sites I’ve visited.
Whether it be on a lot or on a suburban street, here are my favorite movie and TV filming locations in the Los Angeles area.
10 – The Seinfeld Apartment
Located on the CBS Radford lot, the block that houses Jerry’s stoop isn’t much longer than what you see here.
9 – The Father of the Bride house in Pasadena
Pasadena is the locale for quite a few homes used on screen, including this one from Father of the Bride.
8 – Circus Liquors from Clueless
Located in Burbank, this is where Cher was forced to ruin her dress (an Alaia!).
7 – The beach house from Beverly Hills, 90210
Much to my chagrin, I couldn’t locate Donna or Kelly. Not even Ray Pruitt skulking on the porch. Accessible from the beach, this rental house is located on the Strand in Hermosa Beach. I know there are so many people that would love to live by the sea in California, this is why properties like The Villas at Rancho Pacifica are in high demand.
6 – Halliwell Manor from Charmed
The manor isn’t located in San Fran at all, it’s on Carroll Avenue in downtown LA, just a couple of doors down from the Thriller house. These days, some of the most gorgeous los angeles apartments can be found in the Downtown LA area, but the manor houses just have that, for want of a better word, charm about them that makes them so attractive.
5 – The real Melrose Place
Located just off Melrose, the street front for MP can be found in Los Feliz.
4 – The Golden Girls house
Meet me on the lanai! But the Golden Girls pad isn’t anywhere near one. Contrary to popular belief, the home is not in Florida. It can actually be found in Brentwood
3 – Ferris Beuller’s house
2 – The Griswold house from National Lampoon’s Vacation
While the Christmas Vacation house is situated in a private area of the Universal lot, the original Griswold home is located near Griffith Park in Los Feliz.
1 – It’s West Beverly High/ Sunnydale High
Nope, the school used in BH, 90210, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is actually Torrance High School (located nowhere near the 90210). The school is also featured in She’s All That, Whatever It Takes and Not Another Teen Movie.
And because I just can’t leave this one out, here’s my one to grow on…
The homes of Louise Miller and Madame Serena on Teen Witch!
The Miller home is located on Irving Blvd. in Central LA while Madame Serena’s is on Carroll Avenue downtown, just a few doors down from the Charmed house. It’s also one of the filming locations for the Thriller video.
We had a fantastic time, and we even got to see some actors coming in and out o properties that I imagine they rent whilst they’re filming here. I think they’re a bit similar to the StayTony corporate and short term rentals as it means they can rent for the short time that they’re filming here. Wow, just wow, what a great time and some lovely pictures if I might say so myself!
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