The actual Southern California locations where the 2014 comedy movie "Walk of Shame" was filmed.
Part 6

The actual locations where the 2014 movie
"Walk of Shame" was filmed.

1:08:35: To get away from the cops, Meghan runs into the nearest building.

That turns out to be an Asian massage parlor, where she encounters the
angry taxi driver whom she cheated out of a fare, earlier in the film.

(The cop says it's at "Vermont & Third".  It's not, but that's close.)

This "massage parlor" is actually a Korean BBQ restaurant, located at 901 Vermont Avenue,
When we see her enter the place, she is actually entering the restaurant's rear entrance,
which is off 9th Street (near the alley where she dumped the bike).

Here is a Google StreetView of that rear entrance.

1:09:16: She hides out in a massage room, while the cops are searching the
building, looking for her.  Lying face down on a massage table, the taxi driver
mistakes her for one of the masseuses, so she is forced to try to give
the fat, hairy guy a massage, to keep him quiet.

: But when he eventually turns over, he recognizes her, forcing her to flee out the front door:

That front door is at the southwest corner of Vermont & 9th Street.
which is the front entrance to that Korean BBQ place, at 901 Vermont Ave.

Here is a matching Google StreetView of the front door.


: Continuing to flee on foot, we see her rounding a corner:

This scene was shot a long way from Koreatown, as the actual location
 suddenly jumps about ten miles to the northeast, into the Valley.

This is the corner of Riverside Drive & Forman Avenue,
in Toluca Lake (near Burbank).

She is running west down Riverside Drive, and turns north Foreman Ave.

(That's about a mile north of Universal Studios Hollywood,
and less than a mile west of Warner Bros. studio.)

The building she's running past is the Kabosu Japanese restaurant at 10155 Riverside Drive.

Here is a matching Google StreetView of that corner.

Rounding the corner, she encounters a freeway overpass and construction blocking her route.

They show a sign which says she is approaching the 10 Freeway.  Don't believe it.

This is shot from 4500 block of Forman Avenue, looking north
towards the Ventura (134) Freeway overpass.

Here is a matching Google StreetView of the view.


1:12:40: Her path blocked by the construction, she climbs up the freeway embankment
to the top of the freeway, where she looks across the freeway and spots
tow lot (where her towed-away car is being held) on the opposite side:

This is not, as you might imagine, the same Ventura Freeway that she just spotted,
nor is it the 10 Freeway that it's supposed to be in the movie.

Instead, they jumped way across town to the
Long Beach (710) Freeway
, just south of Hellman Avenue.

That's just north of the actual 10 (San Bernardino) Freeway,
and just south of
where the 710 Freeway comes to its
abrupt north end, as it approaches South Pasadena.

It's also right next to (just east of) the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.

In case you're wondering, no, the tow lot she sees isn't really next to the 710 Freeway.
They built a fake mock-up for this scene on an empty lot just off the east side of the 710 freeway.

  (So, there are actually two tow shops in the film - this fake front built off the 710 freeway,
and the real one, where they shot the following scenes at an actual tow lot.)

1:14:04: With the police hot on her trail, and the freeway empty because of the much talked-about
"Carpocalypse" freeway closure, Meghan risks running across the entire 6-lane freeway.

But half way across, the cops catch up with her. They are about to arrest her, when the
freeway is reopened and cars suddenly reappear.  She takes her life in her hands in a
mad dash across the freeway, barely making in across in one piece, but successfully
leaving the cops stranded behind her on the center divider.

In this scene, she seen is running east across the 710 Freeway.

The overpass seen in the background is for a street that is called
Hellman Avenue to the east and Paseo Rancho Castilla to the west.

Here is a matching Google StreetView of the spot on the freeway.


1:15:22:  She goes to the tow lot to try to get her car back, but a stubborn employee won't
give it to her.  So, she tries to steal it - but isn't very successful in the attempt.

While she's trying to escape, her friends finally show up and rescue her.

This tow lot is nowhere near the 710 Freeway or the 10 Freeway...
It's actually next to the San Diego (405) freeway, in the San Fernando Valley.

This scene was really shot at Classic Club Service, Inc.,
at 15370 Oxnard Street, in Van Nuys
, which is about 23 miles
northwest of her previous location on the 710 Freeway.

(As you can see in the screencap below, they put up a fake sign,
reading "Mid-Wilshire Tow", but they also included the company's
real name in smaller letters beneath the fake title.)

Here is a matching Google StreetView of that lot's entrance.


1:21:48:  She gets a ride on a KZLA News copter, and we watch it land on a grass field.

This was shot on the north soccer field at Cal-State University Los Angeles;
the field is just north of 5300 Paseo Rancho Castilla.

(In the screencap above, the camera is looking north.)

That's just west of the spot where she crossed the freeway.

The University's official address is
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles.

Here is a Google StreetView of that field.


1:28:40: In the final scene, we see Meghan and Gordon walking outside of her news studio, after the show.

They are walking east on the south side of Sunset Boulevard, around 5784 Sunset,
and they are crossing Van Ness Street.

The radio tower behind them belongs to KTLA Studios (which is at 5800 W Sunset Blvd).

(The KTLA tower was removed from that corner in late 2014, and will be relocated to its
original location at Sunset & Bronson, to make way for a new office building.)

Here is a matching Google StreetView of the views above.

Then (at
1:28:54) they are seen walking east over the
Sunset Blvd overpass of the Hollywood (101) Freeway.

And here is a matching Google StreetView of the view below.

They even faked this final shot.

They are originally seen walking EAST on Sunset, over the Hollywood Freeway.

But when the camera cuts to a shot of them walking past Denny's,
and then pulls away to show the entire city view, they are suddenly
walking the opposite direction: WEST down Sunset.

That Denny's is on the north side, at 5751 Sunset Blvd (Sunset & Van Ness).

In the screencap above, the tall building on the right side is at 6255 Sunset Blvd (at Argyle).

The tall building on the left is 6290 Sunset (at Vine).

And the striped building behind that one (on the left) is CNN,
at 6430 Sunset Blvd (at Cahuenga).

Here is a Google StreetView of the same stretch
of Sunset, as seen from the ground.



The photos on this page are stills from "Walk of Shame"
(which you can buy by clicking here) and are copyright Focus World.

The rest of the page is Copyright  2020-Gary Wayne /