Part 2

The Actual Southern California Locations where the
2010 musical,
"Burlesque", was filmed.





At the start of the film, Ali (Christina) is working at Dwight's Bar.

It's supposed to be in Iowa, but naturally, it's really in Southern California.

Where? At 3951 ECenter Street, in Piru, CA,
near of the northeast corner of Center Street & Main Street.

Where the heck is Piru? It's is a tiny town located about 50 miles north of Los Angeles,
and about 15 miles west of Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Valencia).

Piru was also used recently for two locations from the TV show "True Blood".

(Here's a matching Google StreetView panorama of the corner.)

         





The steel bridge she walks across, as she leaves town, is also in Piru.

It is an old abandoned Union Pacific Railroad bridge that spans Piru Creek, just north of 4040 Center Street.
It's east of Dwight's Bar, and just east of Warring Park.

Built in 1902, the "typical steel through-truss, two span bridge" is 320 feet long and has been
designated a historical landmark in Ventura County.

(Here's a matching Google StreetView panorama of the bridge.)

         







The scene above, where Ali is driving at night with Marcus (heading towards a party), was shot
on the Sunset Strip, near the corner of Sunset & Sunset Plaza Drive, in West Hollywood.

In the photo above, their car is heading east on Sunset Boulevard, towards Mel's Drive-In, at 8585 W. Sunset.

In the photo below, the car is making a left turn from Sunset (north) onto Sunset Plaza Drive.
The building on the corner is Cafe Med, at 8615 WSunset Blvd, part of the chic Sunset Plaza center.

(Here's a matching Google StreetView panorama of the corner.)

         





Marcus's mansion is an actual home, located at 822 Sarbonne Road, Bel Air, in the hills above UCLA.

According to this former real estate listing, the house is 7,479 square feet, with nine bathrooms, and was listed 
for sale at just under $9 million, described as "one of the most incredible view properties in prime lower Bel Air."

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[ Warning: This is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything else that might disturb the residents.
]

         

[ Thanks to Lindsay, of IamNotaStalker.com for this find. ]






The photos on this page are stills from the DVD of "Burlesque" and are copyright Screen Gems.
The rest of the page is copyright Gary J. Wayne - 2012 / Seeing-Stars.com