The 1995 film “Devil in a Blue Dress,” starring Denzel Washington, was filmed around Los Angeles, California. In the film, Easy Rawlins, played by Washington, lives in this home, which can be found near the West Adams neighborhood of L.A.
LOCATION: 2677 S Harcourt Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016
The parade scenes were filmed next to this building in Downtown Los Angeles, which was also seen in the film “Ray.”
LOCATION: 426 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Todd Carter Foundation scenes were filmed at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena. The same school has appeared in many films, including “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Matilda,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Sneakers,” “Legally Blonde,” “All About Steve,” “State of Play,” “The Cutting Edge,” “The Shadow” and more.
LOCATION: 500 Bellefontaine St, Pasadena, CA 91105
The 1996 Alexander Payne film “Citizen Ruth” was primarily shot in Omaha, Nebraska, with a bit of additional shooting just over the Iowa border. Early in the film, Ruth, played by Laura Dern, gets kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment.
LOCATION: 2454 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68131
Ruth asks to stay at her brother’s house. He refuses and gives her some money instead.
LOCATION: 411 Hickory St, Omaha, NE 68108
Ruth buys some patio sealant from a hardware store, where she heads to the back of the building and gets high.
LOCATION: 4949 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132
The abortion clinic scenes were filmed in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which is just over the state border from Nebraska.
LOCATION: 200 S 29th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
At the end of the film, Ruth is seen running away down this alley, located across the street.
LOCATION: Alley across from 200 S 29th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 (GPS coordinates: 41.259361, -95.890616)
The 2004 Taylor Hackford film “Ray,” starring Jamie Foxx, tells the life story of legendary musician Ray Charles. Production primarily took place in Louisiana, with some additional filming in Los Angeles, California. Early in the film Ray Charles, played by Foxx, performs at The Rocking Chair club. Afterwards, the club owner Marlene, played by Denise Dowse, offers Ray to stay at her place, supposedly located in Seattle. The house can actually be found in New Orleans.
LOCATION: 4445 Venus St, New Orleans, LA 70122
The film jumps ahead to 1950 as Ray is performing in Los Angeles. Several quick establishing shots of the city are seen, including Los Angeles City Hall, which appears a couple times in the film. The iconic building has been featured in endless films, such as “L.A. Confidential,” “Liar Liar,” “Gangster Squad,” “Impulse,” L.A. Bounty” and more.
LOCATION: 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This building is also briefly seen as the Waters & Sons Record Shop during the Los Angeles establishing shot montage. The same location appeared in the film “Devil In A Blue Dress.”
LOCATION: 426 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The home of Della Bea Robinson, played by Kerry Washington, can be found in New Orleans.
LOCATION: 649 Park Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70114
After Ray and Della Bae get married, the move into this home, supposedly located in Texas, but actually found in New Orleans.
LOCATION: 1505 Bodenger Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70114
Ray and Della Bae later move into this home, located in Los Angeles.
The 1995 Larry Clark film “Kids” was shot in New York City. Many of the locations, which are scattered all across Manhattan, have changed over the years, but the film remains an unflinching portrait of youth in the city in the 1990s. One location relatively unchanged is the steps outside of Darcy’s home, where Telly and Casper, played by Leo Fitzpatrick and Justin Pierce, talk at the beginning of the film.
LOCATION: 515 E 84th St, New York, NY 10028
The market where Telly and Casper steal beer has long since closed.
LOCATION: 1716 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128
The apartment of Paul, played by Sajan Bhagat, was a composite of two locations. The exterior where they get buzzed into the building was filmed here.
LOCATION: 64 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
The interior of Paul’s apartment was filmed at this building.
LOCATION: 501 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
The building used for the STD clinic where Jennie, played by Chloë Sevigny, accompanies Ruby, played by Rosario Dawson, can be found at555 Broome St, New York, NY 10013.
Telly and Casper are seen jumping the turnstiles and entering the 77th St subway station.
LOCATION: Lexington Ave / E 77th St, New York, NY 10075
Telly and Casper meet up with a large group of their skater friends at Washington Square Park, where a massive fight soon breaks out. The park, as depicted in the film, is a popular skate spot in real life. In fact, its where director Larry Clark would often meet screenwriter Harmony Korine, as well as many other kids that would eventually join the cast of the film. Washington Square Park has been seen in countless films, including “Chasing Amy,” “When Harry Met Sally…,” “I Am Legend,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Serpico” and many more.
LOCATION: Washington Square, New York, NY 10012
The scenes of all the kids walking together down the center median of the road, which was also featured on some of the film posters, was shot at E Houston St / Avenue A, New York, NY 10002. While there is still a median there, it is now filled with plants and trees, instead of flat grass as seen in the film and pedestrians can no longer traverse it.
The swimming pool all the kids sneak into at night was the Tony Dapolito Outdoor Pool. The same pool famously appeared in the film “Raging Bull.”
LOCATION: 1 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014
The club scenes where Jennie searches for Telly supposedly take place at NASA, a real former weekly rave that took place every Friday night at the Shelter club in Tribeca in the 1990s. However, the movie instead filmed at The Tunnel, a famous club formerly located in Chelsea. The Tunnel permanently closed back in 2001 and the building is now being remodeled. The location had appeared in other films, such as “Belly,” “Ghostbusters II” and “Vampire’s Kiss,” but there’s not much there to see today.
LOCATION: 220 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (since remodeled)
The film’s closing scenes depicting a party at the apartment of Steven, played by Jon Abrahams, were filmed at 240 E Houston St #2C, New York, NY 10002.
The 1984 Brian De Palma film “Body Double” was shot in Southern California. Early in the film, Jake Scully, played by Craig Wasson, can be seen grabbing some food from the Tail O’ The Pup hot dog stand. The hot dog shaped site was originally located on La Cienega Blvd. At risk for demolition, it was relocated to San Vicente Blvd in the mid-80s, which is where the film shot its scenes. The business then closed in 2005 and the stand was put in storage until 2022, when it finally reopened in West Hollywood. The iconic stand has appeared in countless films, such as “L.A. Story,” “Annie Hall,” “Ruthless People,” “My Girl 2,” “Heartbreaker” and more.
LOCATION: 8512 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (previously located at 329 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 at the time of filming, originally located at 311 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211)
Jake Scully lives at this building, located near the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles.
LOCATION: 322 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Jake gets a drink at the bar of Barney’s Beanery, another iconic Los Angeles relic, located in West Hollywood. The location appeared in the films “The Doors,” “Stuck On You,” “Out of Bounds” and more. It is perhaps most famous for its celebrity clientele. There are long standing, alleged stories that Jim Morrison was once kicked out for urinating on the bar and that Quentin Tarantino wrote portions of “Pulp Fiction” there.
LOCATION: 8447 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Jake stays on a friend’s couch at the Hollywood Tower Apartments.
LOCATION: 6200 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Jake is seen searching jobs at the The Original Farmer’s Market in Fairfax.
LOCATION: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Jake meets Sam, played by Gregg Henry, at an acting class formerly located at 8451 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, CA 90069. The building has since been demolished.
Sam invites Jake to the home of his rich friend, where he is house sitting. These scenes were filmed at the Chemosphere; a famous modernist house designed by John Lautner in the Hollywood Hills. The home has also appeared in the films “Charlie’s Angels” and “Tomorrowland,” as well as the TV show “The Outer Limits” Only the exteriors were seen in the film, the interiors were built on a studio stage.
LOCATION: 7776 Torreyson Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sam shows Jake the home of Gloria, played by Deborah Shelton, through the window with a telescope. In the film, the house is depicted as being in direct site from the Chemosphere house, but in reality it is located over five miles away in West Hollywood.
LOCATION: 1405 Miller Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069
The front gate of Gloria’s home is a different location altogether, located near Los Feliz.
LOCATION: 4733 Cromwell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Jake parks in this area.
In the distance he sees a mysterious man apparently stalking Gloria.
Jake follows Gloria and the man over to Beverly Hills, to the Rodeo Collecting shopping plaza, which had newly opened at the time of filming. The entrance seen in the film is still there, but a building has since been built atop it.
LOCATION: 421 N Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Here is the area where Jake follows Gloria up the escalator.
Jake stands outside of this storefront and watches Gloria.
Jake continues following Gloria over to a beachfront motel in Long Beach. Gloria is first seen here talking at the lobby area, facing 11th Pl.
LOCATION: 1700 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 (S 11th Pl)
She then walks down 11th Pl to where it dead ends.
Gloria and Jake are seen walking down the stairs on the left. The building is no longer a motel and is now residential apartment units. The stairs have a gate and it is only accessible to tenants. There is a public stairway just to the right, however.
LOCATION: 33 S 11th Pl, Long Beach, CA 90802
Jake then continues to follow Gloria to the Bixby Passageway Tunnel Mural, located just a short distance away in Long Beach, near the public parking lot on Junipero Ave. While the tunnel itself has since permantenly closed and is now sealed off, the mural itself remains there.
LOCATION: 19 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (GPS coordinates: 33°45’49.0″N, 118°10’05.2″W)
The Frankie Goes to Hollywood night club scenes were filmed in Downtown Los Angeles, in what is now a shoe store. The 1985 horror film “Fright Night” was also filmed here.
LOCATION: 1600 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
The film’s climax was shot at the Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades in Sylmar. While the area is fenced off and not accesible to the public, it can still be easily seen from the road. It is also easily seen from the nearby Interstate 5 freeway, where many Southern California motorists will probably recognize it as a familiar sight.
LOCATION: Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades, Sylmar, CA 91342 (near the intersection of Balboa Blvd / Foothill Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91342)
The 2016 Kevin Smith comedy “Yoga Hosers” was filmed in Southern California. The Eh-2-Zed store where the two Colleens, played by Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, work can be found in Santa Clarita. The same location appears in John Carpenter’s “Christine.”
LOCATION: 22925 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
The 1976 horror classic “Carrie,” directed by Brian De Palma, was filmed in Southern California. Early in the film, Carrie, played by Sissy Spacek, is seen walking home from school along E Santa Paula St toward N 6th St in Santa Paula, California. Most of the trees lining the street have since been removed.
LOCATION: N 6th St / E Santa Paula St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
A boy riding a bicycle begins to tease Carrie when she uses her telekinetic powers to knock the boy off his bike.
The home of Sue Snell, played by Amy Irving, could be found in Pacific Palisades. However, it has since been heavily remodeled and no longer appears anything like how it did in the film.
LOCATION: 773 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (heavily remodeled)
Carrie’s house has likewise long since been demolished. It could be found in Santa Paulo. The house next door, which could be seen in the background of some shots, still matches up.
LOCATION: 122 N 7th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060 (now demolished)
Later in the film, Tommy, played by William Katt, is seen approaching from here as he arrived to pick up Carrie.
Several of the high school scenes were filmed at Palisades High School. The girls are seen playing volleyball on the basketball courts. The same school was used in the 2003 remake of “Freaky Friday” and the TV series “Saved By The Bell,” as well as many more productions.
LOCATION: 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
The girls are also seen out on the football field of Palisades High School.
Later in the film, Carrie’s classmates play a horrific prank on her as they head to a slaughterhouse to collect some pig’s blood. These scenes were filmed in the city of Vernon. The same building and mural appears in “Zabriskie Point” and the 1977 film “Angel City.”
LOCATION: 3049 E Vernon Ave, Vernon, CA 90058 (near the intersection of Bandini Blvd / S Soto St)
The murals have since changed a bit, so these are approximations of the areas seen in the film.
A second high school was used for the scene where Freddy, played by Michael Talbott, asks to join the prom committee. This scene was filmed in San Fernando.
LOCATION: 576 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340
Carrie is seen entering a drug store, which can be found in Santa Paula.
LOCATION: 910 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
The boys stop in the building next door to rent some tuxedos.
LOCATION: 910 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
The exterior gym scenes were filmed at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. While a few brief shots of the interior are seen in the film, all of the interior prom scenes were filmed on a set at Culver Studios (9336 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232).
LOCATION: 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Carrie tells Miss Collins, played by Betty Buckley, that she has been invited to prom.
The iconic shot of Carrie leaving as the gym is engulfed in flames was filmed here at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.
The 2005 film “The Skeleton Key,” starring Kate Hudson, was filmed in Louisiana. In the film, Caroline Ellis, played by Hudson, takes a job as a hospice caretaker and begins working at the Devereaux home, which is the central location of the film. The property is Felicity Plantation in Vacherie. The historical site is a sister property of St. Joseph Plantation and while St. Joseph’s has offered public tours, last we know of, they do not include visitation to Felicity Plantation. The house can be partially seen from the road, but it is mostly obscured by trees. The same property appeared in the films “12 Years a Slave,” “All the King’s Men” and “Mudbound,” as well as the TV series “Underground,” “Quarry,” “Queen Sugar” and the remake of “Roots.” It is located on the same road as St. Joseph Plantation, Evergreen Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation, all of which have appeared in numerous productions. The property shares the same address as St. Joseph Plantation, so be sure to use the GPS coordinates below if you want to identify the specific home.
LOCATION: 3535 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090 (GPS coordinates: 30°00’19.7″N, 90°45’55.2″W)