Seeing Stars: Where the Movies Were Shot on Location
of TV Shows,
Made-for-TV Movies & Music Videos.
The "GOLDEN GIRLS"
house was supposed to be located at 6151 Richmond St., in Miami, Florida.
In real life, the original home was located at 245
N. Saltair Ave, in West Los Angeles.
Later, the Disney company built a copy of the house at their Disney Studios
in Orlando's Disney World, and it became part of the studio tour there,
until it (the replica) was torn down in 2003.
But the original home still stands in the hills of Brentwood (although
a wall & high foliage makes it difficult to see much of the home
when you drive by).
is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything else that might disturb the residents.
A jungle treehouse played a key role in the kid's
series, "LAND OF THE LOST,"
wherein a family is sucked into a portal and ends up in a prehistoric world
with dinosaurs and cavemen.
That treehouse used to stand at Descanso
Gardens, which doubled as the jungle in that TV series.
But I've recently been told that it is no longer there.
The garden is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, in the city of La Cañada/Flintridge
(northwest of Pasadena).
In the 1982 music video "THRILLER,"
Michael Jackson is chased by ghouls
through a neighborhood of old Victorian homes.
That neighborhood is Carroll
Avenue (east of downtown L.A., the same street where you'll
find the "Charmed"
house), and the main house in that video can be found at 1345Carroll Avenue. *
made the news in 1984 when he managed to set his hair on fire while filming
a PEPSI COMMERCIAL.
This happened while he was on stage at the Shrine Auditorium
(665 W. Jefferson Blvd.) near Exposition Park. *
That famous 1985 music video, "WE
ARE THE WORLD," with its host of superstars (Michael
Springsteen, Stevie Wonder,
etc.), was taped at A&M Records - which
used to be Charlie Chaplin's
studiosand is now the Jim Henson studios - located at 1416 N.
La Brea Avenue, in Hollywood. [Buy
The outdoor scenes at the Carrington mansion from
the 80's TV series "DYNASTY"
were shot at a Pasadena home, located at 1145 Arden Road.
The Colby mansion from "THE COLBYS"
is at 1060 Brooklawn Drive,
The 1987 music video of the song "Where
The Streets Have No Name," by supergroup "U2,"
was performed on the roof of a row of stores located at the corner of 7th
Street & Main Street, near the Skid Row section of downtown
Los Angeles (before the cops broke it up). *
Those twin skyscrapers with the tall fountains out
front, which you saw each week in the TV detective-romance series "REMINGTON
STEELE" were in fact the twin Century
Plaza Towers, at the ABC
Entertainment Center(2040 Avenue of the Stars) in Century
City, as seen from Avenue of the Stars. [Buy
The same towers were used in "MOONLIGHTING"
with Cybill Shepherd and Bruce
If you've seen the TV series "CHiPs"
or any other number of Hollywood productions about the weird side of L.A.
beach life, then you've glimpsed the infamous Venice Boardwalk
(Ocean Front Walk), just south of Santa Monica. It's here that
producers love to capture mimes, jugglers, fire-breathers and bikinied
blondes roller skating while wearing headphones...
From 1979-1976, in the TV series "BENSON,"
Robert Guillaume went from butler
to chief executive at the Governor's Mansion. That mansion was actually
a Pasadena home, located at 1365 S. Oakland
* Locations marked by an asterisk (*)
may be located in areas with high crime rates.
Exercise reasonable caution.
For information about watching TV sitcoms
being taped live in the studio, see the separate page about getting tickets
to live TV tapings.
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