The Fashion Show party.
Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A lavish
party held before the annual Newport fashion show fundraiser.
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
but probably the country club.
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In Season one, Episode 1, "Pilot", when the Ryan goes with the Cohens to the annual Fashion Show fundraiser (where Marissa and Summer appear as models).
Before the fashion show, there is a lavish poolside party (contrast this with the teenage party at Holly's beach house), with lots of alcohol and gossip. As they enter the party, Seth whispers to Ryan: "Welcome to the dark side."
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. They filmed
the party scenes near the pool on the patio of a private mansion.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. The (17,700 square foot) mansion is located at 28824 Cliffside Drive, in Malibu.
on a cliff, on the south side of the Point Dume peninsula,
at the west end of Cliffside Drive. It's the next-to-the-last
house on Cliffside, on the southwest side of the cul-de-sac.
You can see
in the photo below that the swimming pool, stairs, and glass entrance perfectly
match the screenshots from the show.
that this is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. I didn't.
It was one of the locations I had overlooked. Fortunately, Nicola,
one of a group
of O.C. fans from Italy, found it by Googling for phrases like "Malibu
luxury home". They emailed me (in June 2006) to let me know where
it was. Thanks, guys. (Grazie!)
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