Title: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Year: 2005 Type: TV show Time code: varies Google: Street view Watch: Netflix.com Notes: Last segment of the intro for the show, East on South Street, at S. Randolph St.  

Title: The Naked Gun – From the Files of Police Squad! Year: 1988 Type: Movie Time code: 0:34:52 Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Watch: Netflix Notes: The second floor seen in the movie was a false front added for the explosion scene. As of 2014 this building is a Wurstkuche restaurant.

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: 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: Groundhog DayTime code: 1.05.35Type: Movie Google: Street viewBing: Aerial viewYear: 1993 Notes: Many of the wide shots of the town of “Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania” are actually Woodstock, Illinois. While some of the street scenes were shot on the back lot of Universal Studios on the ‘Town Square’ set – the same set as Back to the Future. The tower in the scene above is the Woodstock Opera House. “Gobbler’s Knob”, where the groundhog scenes take place, is right across the street from the Opera House….Continue Reading “Groundhog Day (1993) – 1.05.35”

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”