Mike Nichols’ classic 1967 film, The Graduate, about an aimless 21 year old named Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, continues to resonate with audiences 50 years later; a true testament to the nerve the film struck with audiences. The house of Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne Bancroft, can be found in Beverly Hills.
LOCATION: 607 North Palm Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
After initially having cold feet, Benjamin pursues an affair with Mrs. Robinson at the former Ambassador Hotel, which has since been demolished. The hotel was a staple of film and television, appearing in such films as “True Romance,” “Forrest Gump,” “Seven,” “Bobby,” “True Lies,” “L.A. Story,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “The Mask” and dozens more. Only this post and statue from the original building remain at the location.
LOCATION: 3400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 (now demolished)
The church seen in the film remains a unique and special location to visit. You do not have to be a member of the church, or even enter it, in order to admire the location of the film’s famous climax. A simple walk around the back reveals the entirety of the interior.
LOCATION: United Methodist Church of La Verne, 3205 D Street, La Verne, CA 91750
From here, you can clearly see where Dustin Hoffman’s character famously pounded on the glass.
Here is the front of the church. Supposedly located in Santa Barbara, it can actually be found in La Verne. It’s well worth a visit if you’re a fan of the film.