Seeing Stars: Where the Movies Were Shot on Location
of TV Shows,
Made-for-TV Movies & Music Videos.
Remember Ozzie &
Harriet and Ricky Nelson?
Well, in their old TV sitcom, the Nelsons lived at the fictitious address
of the 822 Sycamore Road. But in reality, you can find that house from
"THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE & HARRIET SHOW"
at 1822 Camino Palmero Drive,
in Hollywood. It was the Nelson's family's actual home. That short, hilly
street is located above Hollywood Boulevard, half a mile east of Mann's
- Jed & Granny Clampett were supposed to live
at the fictional address of 518 Crestview Drive in Beverly Hills.
But in fact, the huge mansion that you saw each week on TV's original "THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES"
is located at 750 Bel Air Road,
in nearby Bel Air. Alas, the current owner has drastically remodeled the
estate, so you won't recognize the old place. The mansion was originally
built in 1935 by millionaire Lynn Atkinson, but his wife thought it was
too ostentatious, and refused to live there!
the scenery in some of those old TV Westerns such as "THE
RIFLEMAN" and "HAVE GUN WILL
TRAVEL" looks alike to you, that may be because many of
them were shot in the same place: a mock western town inside the Paramount Ranch
(at 1813 Cornell Road, Agoura). It's now a part of the Malibu Creek
State Park, and is open to the public. Recently, they filmed the TV series
"DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN"
at the ranch.
western TV series, such as "THE LONE RANGER"
and "HOPALONG CASSIDY,"
(as well as the 1995 movie "WILD BILL")
were filmed at Melody Ranch
Motion Picture Studio, at 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, in Newhall, CA (out near
You can visit the ranch each March during the annual Cowboy Poetry and
Music Festival. [Thomas Bros Map: 4641-B1]
- If you're old enough (or if you're just a fan of
classic reruns), you may remember the TV series "77 SUNSET STRIP",
and its neighbor, "Dino's Lodge". Well, Dino's Lodge is
gone, but the real address of the old Lodge was 8524 Sunset Boulevard
- right on the Strip. It is
now home to the Tiffany Theatre.
her daddy's car,
and she cruised to the hamburger stand, now.
Seems she forgot all about the library,
like she told her Old Man, now.
And with the radio blasting,
she goes cruising just as fast as she can, now.
And she'll have fun, fun, fun,
'till her daddy takes the T-Bird away!" *
Capitol Records, Inc.)
those lyrics to the Beach Boys'
song, "FUN FUN FUN"
? Well, the Beach Boys grew up in Hawthorne, CA., and the "hamburger
stand" mentioned in that song was actually a Foster's Freeze
(which they nicknamed "Frostie's"). It seems that Brian Wilson
spotted a friend driving by in her daddy's T-Bird... This Foster's Freeze
is located at 11969 Hawthorne Blvd.
(just north of 120th Street), in Hawthorne. It's on the west side of
that street, just across from the Hawthorne Plaza Mall. It's still open
for business. 
* Locations marked by an asterisk (*)
may be located in areas with high crime rates.
Exercise reasonable caution.
For information about how you
can watch movies and TV shows being shot on location, see the separate
page about getting a shoot-sheet from the Hollywood Permit
For information about watching TV sitcoms being taped live in the studio,
see the separate page about getting tickets to live TV tapings.