Movie and Television Locations

113 Famous Filming Sites in Los Angeles and San Diego


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About the Book

It is often said that the greater Los Angeles area is the largest movie set in the world, and if a person lives there long enough their home or street will probably be featured in a film or television show. The tourism industry in Tinseltown is huge business, with thousands of devoted fans each day flocking to see just where their favorite star’s blockbuster was filmed.
This work documents locations used in more than 335 motion pictures and 86 television series filmed in Los Angeles and San Diego. The locations were identified and verified after an extensive review of films, video tapes, site photographs, and personal interviews with film industry personnel. Synopses of the motion pictures and television series cited are included. An index provides instant access to names, places, monuments, landmarks, film studios, film titles and television titles.

About the Author(s)

The late Leon Smith was a retired Los Angeles Police Department detective.

Bibliographic Details

Leon Smith
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 295
Bibliographic Info: 123 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2000]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4082-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8922-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

Introduction      3

Airports      5

Alleys      12

Amphitheaters      15

Auditoriums      17

Bridges/Viaducts      23

Buildings      34

Car Lots      46

Caves      50

Cemeteries      57

Churches      64

City Halls      66

Courts      81

Hospitals      93

Hotels      100

Lakes      109

Mansions      117

Movie Studios      124

Observatories      144

Parks      149

Piers      159

Police Stations      168

Railroad Stations      177

Ranches      192

Reservoirs      209

Rivers      212

Roads      215

Schools      218

Shipyards      228

Stairways      231

Streets      234

Subways      244

Theaters      247

Town Squares      254

Training Centers      256

Tunnels      262

Index      273

Book Reviews & Awards

“an admirable job”—ARBA; “a complete guide…an exhaustive index…the perfect source”—Film & History; “highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review.