Southern California locations where 2011's
The movie starts with a shot of future Green Hornet 'Britt Reid' (Seth Rogan) as a child,
The traffic light you see behind them is Galaxy Way. And the white building seen
to the right is the InterContinental Hotel, at 2151 Avenue of the Stars.
Here is a matching Google StreetView panorama.
That building is actually the new headquarters of CAA (Creative Artists Agency),
at 2000 Avenue of the Stars, in Century City.
CAA is one of the most powerful agencies in Hollywood,
and this building has been nicknamed "The Death Star".
(Here is a Google StreetView of the building.)
Here is a Google StreetView of the exterior of the Times building.
That is The Standard hotel, at 8300 W. Sunset Blvd, in West Hollywood.
(Don't confuse this Sunset Strip hotel with its sibling on Flower in downtown L.A.)
(Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the hotel.)
We then move on to one of the major locations for the film, the Reid mansion.
That's about a mile northwest of the UCLA campus.
Built in 2002, the 41,000 square foot limestone home has 12 bedrooms and 15 baths,
StreetView of the estate's gate,
[Warning: This is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
Britt Reid begins his crime-fighting career by accident, when he observes a street mugging.
He tries to stop it, gets himself is trouble, and is rescued by 'Kato' (Jay Chou).
They shot this scene on the 6000 block of Santa Monica Blvd, on the south
(Here's a Google StreetView of the sign.)
In the photo above he is looking (east) through the actual sign that reads "Hollywood Forever".
The mugging takes place just a few yards east of the cemetery gate,
The police then show up at the scene of the crime, Britt & Kato jump in their car and
After a long, violent chase (including a "Ben-Hur"-style wheel-cutter), the cop car crashes.
Now, you might think that this car chase was shot on Santa Monica Blvd, since that's where
The cop car is first heading west on the 3700 block of Wilshire Blvd. It U-turns just west of
(Here's a Google StreetView of the U-turn spot - seen above.)
The cars are still heading east when the cop car crashes on the 3600 block of Wilshire,
(And here's a Google StreetView of the crash spot - seen below.)
"The Green Hornet" locations!
The photos on this
stills from "The Green Hornet"
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