location: Jamie driving with the kids
They shot this scene with the car headed east on Ocean Blvd, along the coast in the Belmont shore area -- from the 4900 block to the 5300 block of E. Ocean Blvd, roughly a mile stretch between St. Joseph (on the northwest) and Bay Shore (on the southeast) Avenues.
Here are Google StreetViews matching the buildings seen along the Ocean Blvd drive:
Between Claremont Ave & Bay Shore Ave:
Between Bay Shore Ave & 54th Place:
Between St. Joseph Ave & Argonne Ave:
At La Verne Avenue (NW corner):
Between Santa Ana Ave & Claremont Ave:
At Santa Ana Avenue (NW corner):
At Santa Ana Avenue (SE corner):
Here is an aerial photo of the route. And here is a map link.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
the number of apartment houses, I first searched Hollywood, around the
studio, but quickly realized that the streets there don't have green
grass dividers (which is seen in the scene). Since I knew that
they had filmed near the Olympic Pool, and at Bay Shore park, and
knowing how much they like to cluster-shoot in the same general ar
Once I took a look
at the Google StreetView, I was pretty sure it was the right street, I
just needed to find the same apartment houses that matched those seen in
the driving scene. It took a little time, but the first one I
found was the most obvious: that Arabian looking apartment house, which turned out to be the Seashore apartments, at 4915 Ocean. That confirmed that they filmed on the street, and it was then just a matter of time before I hunted down the remaining matching buildings.
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