The Southern California locations where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is filmed.
Episode 13, of Season 2 ("One of Us")
16:57: First, in a very brief scene, we see Cal (Skye's father) and his "Masters of Evil" team
drive into town. A banner reads: "Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Home of the Fighting Outlaws".
The sign that reads "Franklin Street" is fake. But the sign beyond it is not.
They are really heading south on Meridian Avenue,
at Mission Street (not Franklin), in South Pasadena, CA.
The brownstone building seen to the left side is at 1001 Mission Street.
(This is very near where they filmed the Meyers house in the horror classic "Halloween".)
Here is a matching Google StreetView of the intersection.
27:00: We see the same odd crew of villains having lunch at a diner, in Manitowoc -
...as Cal rants at them about the necessity of fighting S.H.I.E.L.D.
Of course, one of them has his mouth locked shut, one has razors on her fingers,
and another announces that he doesn't like food... but the diner management
seems blithely tolerant of these eccentricities.
This is actually Shakers diner, at 601 Fair Oaks Ave, in South Pasadena, CA.
It's about a half mile northeast of the intersection of Meridian & Mission, where
they shot the "driving into town" scene, and is right next to the Pasadena Freeway.
I recognized the diner because I had lunch there way back when I was first
investigating the Pasadena area. The diner had a reputation for
being a local favorite, so I gave it a try.
South Pasadena, by the way is not the south part of Pasadena - it is a
separate city (although it is located south of the city of Pasadena).
A lot of filming is done in that little town, in part because film-makers looking
to film a scene set back east, know that South Pasadena's residential
streets resemble those on the east coast.
The two most memorable South Pasadena productions may be
"Halloween" and "Back to the Future".
Here is a Google StreetView of the diner.
The photos on this
page are stills from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
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