A look at some of the
actual L.A. locations where
David Lynch's 2001 film, "Mulholland Drive" was shot.
of these locations are
private residences. Do not trespass on their
property, knock on their doors, or otherwise disturb the residents' privacy.
When 'Betty' first arrives in Hollywood,
she goes to live near her Aunt Ruth,
at this old-style Hollywood apartment building, This is actually located
490 N. Sycamore Ave., in Hollywood,
south of Melrose and north of
Beverly Blvd., one street east of La Brea.
"Winkie's on Sunset Blvd", the diner where
much of the film's action takes place,
is neither "Winkie's" nor on Sunset in real life. It was actually
shot at an old
Denny's restaurant, which is now called "Caesar's".
It's located a long ways
from Sunset, about 20 miles south in the city of Gardena, CA. The address
1016 W. El Segundo Blvd.,
in Gardena *
The girls take a taxi to what is supposed
to be the "Sierra Bonita" apartments,
where they find the rotting corpse of 'Diane Selwyn' in apartment 17. That's
not the real name of this place (there is a real Sierra Bonita apartment
elsewhere in L.A., but this wasn't it). The scenes were actually shot at
2900 & 2904
Griffith Park Blvd., in the Silver
Lake district of L.A.,
about half a mile south of Los Feliz Blvd.
This sign is familiar to anyone who knows
Hollywood. It's Pink's Hot Dogs,
a legend in itself. (I have a whole page
about Pink's.) It was seen in the scene
where the hitman tries to get information from a hooker. This modest hot
stand is located at 709 N. La Brea Ave.,
near the corner of Melrose.
Pink's is located just about a mile and a half west
of our next stop...
Even more famous than Pink's is this gate.
It's known as the Bronson Gate,
and it was the main entrance for Paramount
Studios. Legend has it that
Charles Bronson named himself after this gate. You've seen it before in
movies like "Sunset Blvd". You'll find it on the south side of
(5555 Melrose Avenue), just north of
where Bronson meets Melrose.
addresses with an asterisk indicate that they may be located
in a high-crime area. Exercise reasonable caution.
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