Southern California locations where
"Ruby Sparks" was filmed entirely in Los Angeles, most of it in the Los Feliz and Hollywood areas.
Likewise, the scene where Calvin & Ruby go swimming in their clothes appears to have
been filmed at the narrow swimming pool in the back of this same Los Feliz house.
[Warning: This is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything that might disturb the residents.]
Here is a matching Google StreetView of the house.
'Calvin' first meets 'Ruby' (Zoe Kazan) in Griffith Park, where he walks his dog.
In fact, while he is still just imagining her at his typewriter, there is a scene where
This same Ferndell trail was used for the scene of 'Calvin' and his brother
Ferndell is one of the most pleasant parts of Griffith Park, a gentle half-mile trail winding its
The walking path runs parallel to Ferndell Drive (on its west side). You'll find the
Here is a Google StreetView of the entrance to the Ferndell trail.
Calvin finds out that Ruby is real during a date with a book groupie at a sidewalk café.
Ruby approaches their table, sees that Calvin is meeting another woman,
That's on the east side of Vermont, between Franklin & Prospect.
(The same café also appeared in the 2003 movie "S.W.A.T.")
The scene where they go watch an outdoor screening of a campy zombie movie was
And yes, they really do hold outdoor movie screenings at the cemetery.
(Here is a Google StreetView of the gates to the park.)
His mother's eccentric house is supposed to be in Big Sur, but its actually in
The wacky roof slide and treehouse seem to be real (take a look at the aerial photos).
That's not surprising, when you consider that the house once belonged to Sid Krofft
After Calvin tweaks his new creation so that she will want to spend more time with him,
In one scene, they are walking together in a crowd, with her holding his hand,
That intersection is none other than Hollywood & Highland, the new center of Hollywood.
They are walking west on the south side of Hollywood Blvd, and they cross
(That's from Ripley's Believe it or Not museum to the large Souvenirs of Hollywood store.)
Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the intersection.
The movie theatre where they try to buy tickets (just prior to that crosswalk scene) is
Langdon Tharp's party house - where Ruby is about to go for a swim in her underwear with the author,
The house is located at 5121 Franklin Avenue, in the Los Feliz district.
( You can see photos of the interior here. )
Here's a Google StreetView for the location.
Near the end, there is a scene in a book store where Calvin is reading his new novel (The Girlfriend) aloud
This scene was filmed inside Skylight Books, at 1818 N. Vermont Ave, in Los Feliz.
(And yes, that tree is actually there, inside Skylight Books.)
Here's a Google StreetView of the shop.
Other filming locations in the movie include:
The restaurant where Calvin and his brother talk: El Coyote Restaurant, at 7312 Beverly Blvd.
The golf course where Calvin & his brother play golf: Harding Golf Course, at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive.The traffic jam: created in the Los Angeles Zoo parking lot, at 5333 Zoo Drive, in Griffith Park.
Calvin's Q&A Session: inside a theater at the Hammer Museum, at 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
The photos on this
page are stills from "Ruby Sparks"
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