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The location: The Jackson Hotel


Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A hotel (or perhaps an apartment building).


Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. In Jackson, Mississippi.


Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. We first see this place in Episode 4 of Season 3, "9 Crimes".

    It's here that Sookie and her werewolf protector, Alcide, stay after she travels to Jackson in search of the missing Bill.

    Our first look at the exterior comes in a dream sequence in Episode 4, in which Eric floats up to Sookie's window and seduces her.

    The exterior is seen again in Episode 5 ("Trouble"), when Bill shows up, briefly, to warn Sookie to run away.

    And it's here that Sookie is abducted, after the King of Mississippi (and his pack of werewolf helpers) track her down. (She uses that spooky light power of hers to throw off one of the weres.)


Q. What is it actually, in real life?

    A. An apartment building (but a great-looking one).


Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. Since they went to Mississippi to film the King's estate, you might think that they filmed this "hotel" in Mississippi as well.

    But you would be wrong.

    This is actually the Trianon Apartments, located at 1750 N. Serrano Avenue, in Los Angeles.



    (Photo courtesy of the Third & Fairfax blog.)


    That's at the northeast corner of Serrano & Loma Linda Avenue, in the east Hollywood/Los Feliz area.

    The building was reportedly built by Silent Screen superstars Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks in 1928, in the then-popular French Chateauesque style. Later, actor James Garner had an apartment there, and band leader Xavier Cugat lived in the penthouse. It has been designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Number 616.

     Here is an aerial photo of the apartment building. And here is a map link.

     Here is a good Google StreetView panorama.


Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A. Fortunately, this was one of the few locations that I was able to simply recognize on sight.

    As you might guess from the name of this website, I've spent a lot of time in Hollywood.  And once you've seen this place, it's hard to forget.







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