Title: Emergency! Type: TV show Watch: On Netflix Amazon: Emergency! Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1972 Notes: The TV show “Emergency!” (1972) used Los Angeles County Fire Department – City of Carson, CA – Fire Station 127 as a stand in for “Station 51”. Randolph Mantooth (as John Gage) | Kevin Tighe (as Roy DeSoto) | Julie London (as Dixie McCall) | Bobby Troup (as Joe Early) | Robert Fuller (as Kelly Brackett) The squad license plate was 999007.

Title: The Two JakesType: MovieTime code: 0.12.15Watch: Netflix Google: Street viewBing: Aerial viewYear: 1990 Notes:Taking place in Los Angeles in the late 1940’s, The Two Jakes really gives you the impression of a newly growing metropolis. The building above is now the SOTO Business Center, located in Vernon, California, located at 5608 S. Soto St., Vernon, CA 90058.

Title: Max Dugan Returns Time code: 0.05.02 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1983 Notes: Location where Nora’s (Marsha Mason) car is stolen. She calls it “3rd and Magnolia” when she is telling her students at school. The location is actually at the corner of Andalusia Ave. at 1338 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA in Venice, CA.

Title: My Name is Earl Time code: Episode introduction Type: TV show Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 2005-2009 Notes: This is one of the opening scenes from “My Name is Earl” where Earl has just scratched off a winning lottery ticket, and in his excitement, runs into the street yelling and celebrating his win – just to get hit by an oncoming car in front of the ‘auto spa’. This was filmed in Beaumont, CA on the backside of the Beaumont Market. In…Continue Reading “My Name is Earl (2005-2009) – Hit by car”

Title: Double Indemnity Time code: 0.38.41 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1944 Notes: The movie continuously references Glendale and the surrounding areas, and they did film many shots in the area. The comparison above shows “Newman Drug Co.”, which today is CVS Pharmacy (on the corner of Hollywood Blvd & N. Western Ave. at 5500 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027). In the movie they call this the corner of “Vermont and Franklin”. Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barton Keyes, Edward G. Robinson,…Continue Reading “Double Indemnity (1944) – 0.38.41”

Title: That Thing You Do! Time code: 0.05.25 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1996 Notes: That Thing You Do! is set in Erie, Pennsylvania around 1964, but many of the home town scenes were shot around 129 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA. More: – That Thing You Do! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Orange Army Navy Store – 131 S. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866 “Woolworth’s” – 162 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866

Title: National Lampoon’s Vacation Time code: 0.05.25 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1983 Notes: As this scene starts, the text “Chicago, Illinois” is shown, but ‘Lou Glutz Motors’ is actually Star Ford, located at 900 South Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204. You can briefly see Star Lincoln-Mercury across the street. The Wagon Queen Family Truckster was built from a Ford Country Squire LTD station wagon by George Barris. George designed the the vehicle to make it as ridiculous as possible, making…Continue Reading “National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – 0.05.25”