10/11/2006

California Movie & TV Locations

Pretend you're Alexis or Crystal or Blake, or even Sammy Jo at the Filoli Mansion.

The Carrington mansion was actually the Filoli Estate located thirty miles south of San Francisco off Highway 280 at 86 Canada Road in Woodside, California. It was built in 1916 by William Bower Bourn, Jr., with the profits from his Empire Mine in Grass Valley, and is now operated as a museum by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The name "Filoli" was derived from the first two letters of the three words derived from the motto "To FIGHT for a just cause, to LOVE your fellow man, and to LIVE a good life."
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irishlass said...

The Website Seeing Stars has lots of great info about Hollywood and Celebrities including this:

"Rydell High" in 1978's blockbuster musical "GREASE" (starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John) was really a mix of at least three actual high schools in the L.A. area.
Venice High School, located at 13000 Venice Boulevard, in the beachfront Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, CA. (not far from the colorful Venice boardwalk) was used for exterior shots of the school buildings because it looked like a typical school from the 50's.

The interior classroom scenes and the big dance contest were shot at Huntington Park High School (at 6020 Miles Ave, in Huntington Park, CA). And the carnival scenes at the end of the movie were shot at John Marshall High (at 3939 Tracy St., in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles).

irishlass said...

According to Turner Classic Movies, the golf course in The Caddy is the Riviera Country Club in LA.

The location shooting for the golf course scenes in The Caddy took place at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. The idea for the film was inspired by a sketch the duo had done on television's "The Colgate Comedy Hour" in 1951. Lewis had suggested a plot line centered on golf because Martin loved the game.

Riviera Country Club History

irishlass said...

At 4/01/2006, irishlass said…

Quick . . . think of a West Coast location where more than 200 movies have been shot. If you're thinking of California, you're right. But if you answered Monterey, about two hours south of San Francisco, then you probably have already taken Doug Lumsden's Monterey Movie Tour. If you're not clued into Monterey's movie history, climb aboard, and let Doug show you how much Hollywood loves Monterey.

Right away, I know this is not an ordinary canned tour. Doug tailors his tour to our group — an older family from the East Coast, a bunch of locals, and a film student. From his library of dozens of film clips, he shows those we know, and some that each generation will recognize.

Whether you want to see From Here to Eternity, Play Misty for Me or The Caddy (filmed at Pebble Beach) Doug can give you the details.