The 1995 teen comedy “Clueless” was filmed in Southern California. In the movie, Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, lives at this house in Encino. Unfortunately, the home sits at the end of a long driveway behind a large entrance gate, so there isn’t much to see from the street. Here are a couple aerial views of the property. The pool and back yard are also seen in the film.
LOCATION: 5148 Louise Ave, Encino, CA 91316
There are also public real estate listings available online for the house, offering more detailed looks around the property, including interior views, where scenes from the film also shot.
Dionne, played by Stacey Dash, lives at this home in Beverly Hills. The view from the street has unfortunately since become increasingly obscured by trees and shrubs.
LOCATION: 705 Sierra Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The house where the party in the Valley takes place has unfortunately since been completely remodeled and no longer appears anything like it did in the film.
LOCATION: 16401 Knollwood Dr, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Cher finds herself being mugged at gunpoint in front of this liquor store. Her assailant then asks her to get on the ground, which she protests for not wanting to ruin her fashionable dress. The liquor store is Circus Liquor, known for it’s giant clown sign, which can be found in North Hollywood, California. It can also be seen in Larry Clark’s “Ken Park,” the 2005 remake of “The Bad News Bears” and Snoop Dogg’s music video for “Murder Was the Case.”
LOCATION: 5600 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Cher can also be seen passing the Beverly Hills Witch House, a.k.a. the Spadena House. The house was designed by art director Harry Oliver to serve as offices and dressing rooms for a Culver City film studio, but was later moved to Beverly Hills and became a private residence.
The house where singer Marvin Gaye’s life tragically ended can be found in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Gaye was living with his family in the home and on the afternoon of April 1, 1984, intervened in an argument between his parents. The situation escalated and became physical between Marvin and his father, Marvin Gay Sr., who fatally shot his son. Gaye passed away one day before his 45th birthday.
LOCATION: 2101 S Gramercy Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90018
The exterior of the bar seen in the hit TV series “Cheers” can be found in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, just across from the Boston Public Garden. Originally known as the Bull & Finch Pub, the bar/restaurant has since changed it’s name to Cheers Beacon Hill. The interiors of the show were of course filmed on a sound stage, not the actual restaurant, but the exterior still closely resembles how it appeared in the show.
The classic Billy Wilder comedy, “Some Like It Hot,” starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California, just across the San Diego Bay. The Victorian beach resort opened in 1888 and still goes strong today. The cast and crew made their way down from Los Angeles to film at the resort, where they also stayed as guests during the production. The same hotel appears in the films “K-9,” “My Blue Heaven,” “Wicked, Wicked,” “The Stunt Man” and many more. It has also appeared in such TV series as “Baywatch,” “Simon & Simon,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and more.
Martin Scorsese’s classic Boston crime saga “The Departed,” a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film “Infernal Affairs,” used a mixture of Boston and New York to comprise the locations of the film. After Warner Bros. purchased the rights to the film, director Martin Scorsese deliberately avoided viewing it until after he completed “The Departed.” Here we’ll take a look at some of the Boston locations from the film.
The Massachusetts State House plays a recurring role in the film, as Matt Damon’s character Colin Sullivan stares in awe at it and rents an upscale penthouse apartment with a view of it’s iconic golden dome at the center of the Boston skyline. The same building was featured in the films “Amistad,” “The Verdict” and “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.”
LOCATION: 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133
Matt Damon’s penthouse “apartment” isn’t really an apartment at all. It’s the library on the top floor of the Suffolk University Law School. For this obvious reason, the building is never seen from an exterior view in the film, but this is what it looks like from the street. Unfortunately, you must have a university ID to enter the building, so recreating the apartment view from the library is not possible for the public.
LOCATION: 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108
Frank Costello, played by Jack Nicholson, lives at this apartment overlooking the east waterfront of the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. The building is known as Flagship Wharf. Much like Matt Damon’s apartment, the exteriors of this building are scarcely seen in the film. However, some shots of the windows and a view out over the water can be seen as Costello talks on the phone to Sullivan.
LOCATION: 197 8th St, Boston, MA 02129
Outside of Costello’s bar, two of Costello’s crew, Fitzy and Delahunt, stand and observe pedestrians walking by, claiming anyone who avoids looking at the pair are cops. As Billy, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, exits the building without looking at them, Fitzy jokingly says to him “You’re a cop.” Two buildings were actually used for this location; this exterior can be found in Boston, while the interior was an entirely different building in New York (Raul’s, 180 Prince St, New York, NY 10012).
LOCATION: 17 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
Late in the film, Billy meets Queenan, played by Martin Sheen on a rooftop of what is supposedly 344 Washington Street. There is a hand-drawn sign in front with the numbers 344. Costello’s crew is informed of the meeting and Delahunt mistakenly tells Billy to meet them at “314 Washington.” Despite his error, Billy meets Costello’s crew at the correct address, cluing in Delahunt to Billy’s real identity.
The entrance to real building seen in the film is not on Washington Street, but rather along an alley running between Farnsworth Street and Thompson Place, just north of Congress Street in Boston’s Fort Point.
LOCATION: 11 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210 (this entrance is along a side alley of the building, running between Farnsworth Street and Thompson Place)
Billy narrowly escapes from the rooftop to avoid exposure as an undercover cop. He races down a fire escape into this alley, just beside the entrance seen above. The real building does not have a fire escape, but some skillful editing makes it appear as if this is where the fire escape reaches the streets.
LOCATION: Alley between 11 Farnsworth St and 12 Thompson Pl, Boston, MA 02210
Just as Billy reaches the front of the building, he is shocked as Queenan is thrown from the rooftop. His body falls in front of these windows. Director Martin Scorsese had X marks taped over all the windows, as an homage to the 1932 film “Scarface.”
Billy looks in horror back in front of the building entrance, as Costello’s crew pours out and meet up with him, unaware he was the undercover cop they were just seeking. The police observe the scene and, against Sullivan’s orders, engage in a shootout with Costello’s crew. Billy and Sullivan’s fateful meeting also takes place in this building and on the rooftop.
In the U.S. version of “The Office,” the Scranton Business Park, home of the Dunder Mifflin, Inc. Paper Company, is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The real building can be found in Panorama City, California. The building is actually the Chandler Valley Center Studios, which was used as production offices for the show, while the show itself filmed in the studios right next door.
LOCATION: 13927 Saticoy St, Panorama City, CA 91402
Primm, Nevada might not be the first place you’d think of to find the death car of the infamous American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, yet a casino right along the California / Nevada border is where you’ll find it.
The car was originally stolen by Bonnie and Clyde and used in a series of crimes. After being lured into an ambush in rural Louisiana, police littered the car with bullets, killing the couple and sending the car into infamy. The car began a long, strange life after that, circulating around state fairs, carnivals and amusement parks for decades. For a time, it made it’s way into museums in Massachusetts and Nevada, before later making it’s way into a couple different casinos in Nevada.
Many replicas of the car also exist around the country, as well as the car from the 1967 film, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. This caused a fair amount of confusion as to the location and authenticity of the car for a time. The real car can now be found at Whisky Pete’s Casino in Primm, Nevada, placed right on the casino floor.
LOCATION: 100 W Primm Blvd, Primm, NV 89019
The entire car is littered with bullet holes, particularly the driver’s side door where Clyde drove.
Even the back of the car has bullet holes in it.
Accompanying the car is a display with news articles about the killing, death certificates and a certificate of authenticity for the car.
Clyde’s shredded shirt he wore at the time of his death is also on display. This too is the authentic shirt.
While there is something strange about the car being on display on a casino floor, it is nevertheless an interesting exhibit if you find yourself near the Nevada border. Located right next to the Bonnie and Clyde car is another vehicle, once belonging to mobster Dutch Schultz.
On the legal comedy-drama series “Ally McBeal,” which ran from 1997 until 2002, the lead character, played by Calista Flockheart, worked on the 7th floor at the fictional Boston law firm Cage And Fish. The real building can be found in Boston, but it is actually home to the Congressional Library and Archives.