The house where Malorie, played by Sandra Bullock, takes shelter with a group of strangers for much of the 2018 film “Bird Box” can be found in Monrovia, California.
LOCATION: 304 N Canyon Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016
As Malorie and Jessica, played by Sarah Paulson, see chaos breaking out in the streets, they are driving down Main Street in La Puente. The same street was featured in the film “Halloween H20.”
LOCATION: 15824 Main St, La Puente, CA 91744
They continue driving down Main Street.
LOCATION: Main St / N 2nd St, La Puente, CA 91744
La Puente appears again later in the film as the group of survivors make their way to a grocery market.
LOCATION: 15900 Main St, La Puente, CA 91744
The market the group visits is Fields Market in Canoga Park. The store is a staple of film and television, appearing in such films as “Lady Bird,” “Matchstick Men” and “Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn,” as well as such television shows as “Desperate Housewives,” “American Horror Story” and dozens more. It has also been seen in countless commercials and music videos. In the film, the group is seen entering from this side door.
The memorable knife fight in the 1955 James Dean film, “Rebel Without a Cause,” was famously filmed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. The location is so synonymous with the film, there have been many other subsequent productions, directly inspired by “Rebel Without a Cause” to also shoot at the Observatory, including “La La Land” and Paula Abdul’s “Rush Rush” music video (featuring Keanu Reeves in the Dean role).
LOCATION: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Here is the spot where the knife fight takes place, which is located on the back portion of the observatory.
There is even a statue of James Dean at the observatory, honoring his iconic performance.
Some of the interiors of “Dawson High” were filmed at John Marshall High School. A regular location in film and television, it has also appeared in such movies as “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Bachelor Party,” “Grosse Pointe Blank,” “Grease” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” as well as such TV shows as “Boy Meets World,” “Boston Public” and many more. It was even used in the Van Halen music video for “Hot For Teacher.” The exteriors were filmed at Santa Monica High School (601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405).
The house from “Zombieland” where Billy Murray, in a memorable cameo, lives can be found in Atlanta, Georgia. The house sits back from the road and the front of the property along the street has since become a bit obscured by trees and plants. However, it’s still possible to manage a view from some angles.
LOCATION: 490 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
“Blaine’s Grocery” market was a vacant building at the time of filming. The property was unfortunately remodeled in 2018 and no longer resembles how it appeared in the film. It can be found at 4431 Brownsville Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.
As part of the Jim Henson “Imagination Unlimited” Exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, some costumes and memorabilia from Henson’s 1986 fantasy film “Labyrinth” were on display. The exhibition ran from June 1 through September 2, 2018.
Sarah, played by Jennifer Connelly, wore this dress in the film.
Jareth, played by David Bowie, wore this costume.
Here is one of the set models from the film.
And some concept art.
A poster for the film.
Lastly, some alternate titles for the film, hand-written by Jim Henson. The titles include “The Labyrinth,” “Magic Maze,” “Into The Labyrinth,” “Sarah’s Maze,” “Lost in the Maze,” “Trapped in the Mind-Maze,” “Inside Outside,” “Outside Inside,” “Turning Inside Outside,” “Outside In” and “Inside Out.”
In the opening of Steven Soderbergh’s ensemble heist remake, “Ocean’s Eleven,” Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney, is released from prison. This scene was filmed at the East Jersey State Prison. A real prison, the location has appeared in numerous films, including “The Irishman,” “Malcolm X,” “Rounders,” “He Got Game,” “The Hurricane” and more.
LOCATION: 1100 Woodbridge Rd, Rahway, NJ 07065
Danny meets up with Rusty, played by Brad Pitt. The two drive to Musso & Frank Grill, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, founded over 100 years ago. The two can be seen driving to the parking lot with a camera mounted on the back of the car. The interior pops up twice in the film. First when Danny lays out the plans for a Vegas heist to Rusty, then again when Danny questions if ten men is enough, or if they need one more. The restaurant has popped up in numerous films, including “Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood,” “Ed Wood,” “Blonde” and “Swingers,” as well as the TV shows “Mad Men” and “Bosch.”
LOCATION: 6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Later in the film Rusty rescues Basher, played by Don Cheadle. This was filmed at a bank in Downtown Los Angeles, across the street from where the opening scenes of “Speed” were filmed.
LOCATION: 601 W 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
The reverse view is also shown in the scene, looking out onto the intersection of S Grand Ave and W 5th St.
The gang plans a “pinch” to create a temporary blackout on the Las Vegas Strip. The scenes in which they steal the device to create the electromagnetic pulse were filmed at the Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility on the UC Irvine campus in California.
LOCATION: 829 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92617
The ending, with the gang all standing in front of the casino fountain, was filmed at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
LOCATION: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
While much of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was filmed in Hawaii, Alex’s house from the beginning of the film can be found in the Ansley Park Sherwood Forest neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. It’s located in the same neighborhood as Liz’s house in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
LOCATION: 1646 Friar Tuck Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The house where Michael Jordon lives in the 1996 film “Space Jam” can be found in South Pasadena, California. The same house was used in the films “Sky High” and the 2007 remake of “Halloween.” Located on a popular street for filming, the home sits directly next door to the house from “Liar Liar.”
LOCATION: 1002 Highland St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
While the original “Problem Child” filmed in mostly around Dallas, Texas, the sequel, “Problem Child 2,” was filmed primarily around Orlando, Florida.
Ben Healy, played by John Ritter, moves with Junior into this lakefront home.
LOCATION: 1216 Lancaster Dr, Orlando, FL 32806
The school Junior attends is Kaley Elementary School. The same school was featured in the 1985 film “D.A.R.Y.L.”
LOCATION: 1600 E Kaley St, Orlando, FL 32806
This is the curb where Ben wrestles to get Junior out of the car and rips the entire seat out.
This entrance is where the bully tries to push the satellite onto Junior from the roof above.
Several scenes were also filmed at the Harry P. Leu Gardens. You have to pay to enter the grounds and the property is bigger than you might expect. Grabbing a map from the reception area might help you find your way, but if you’re seeking out the “Problem Child 2” locations, you might end up doing a bit more walking than you anticipated.
The Leu House Museum is where Ben prepares for his wedding to Lawanda.
LOCATION: 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
The wedding itself is set in another section of the same property.
The love rock Junior and Trixie visit is also at the Harry P. Leu Gardens. This is where the rock was placed, but the prop is long since gone.
There are so many sites related to author Jack Kerouac scattered across the United States, one could probably dedicate an entire website to it. Here we pay a homage to a man who not only influenced a generation, but helped shape American counterculture.
This residence in the town of Lowell, Massachusetts is where Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922. His family lived on the second floor.
LOCATION: 9 Lupine Rd, Lowell, MA 01850
A plaque can be found on the front porch of the house.
Kerouac’s family frequently relocated around Lowell. By age four, they moved to this house, said to be Kerouac’s third home, which the author referred to as “sad Beaulieu.” Beaulieu was the name of the street and Jack’s older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever while they lived there.
LOCATION: 34 Beaulieu St, Lowell, MA 01850
The Kerouac family relocated to Jamaica, New York (near Queens), where they lived in the upstairs unit above what was then a drugstore. It was here that Kerouac wrote the “The Town and the City” and began crafting the initial pieces of his most famous novel, “On the Road.”
LOCATION: 133-01 Cross Bay Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11417
Renowned author William S. Burroughs (“Naked Lunch,” “Junky,” “Queer”) lived in this New Orleans home from 1948 to 1949. The house was famously documented in “On the Road,” where Kerouac recounted visiting on January 21, 1949.
LOCATION: 509 Wagner St, New Orleans, LA 70114
Kerouac would finish “On the Road” in New York City at 454 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011. Nearby, at the corner of 7th Ave and W 20th St is where Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty say their goodbyes at the end of the novel.
As is well documented, “On the Road” was not published for many years after it’s completion. By the time it was first published in 1957, Kerouac had moved to Orlando, Florida. It was in this home where he lived when “On the Road” became a bestseller and skyrocketed the author to instant fame. Kerouac also began the manuscript for “The Dharma Bums” at this home. The historic nature of the house was not known to Kerouac historians until 1996, when research for an article about the author led to the discovery.
LOCATION: 1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
Kerouac’s final home, where the author resided in 1969, can be found in St. Petersburg, Florida. The house, reportedly still owned by the Kerouac family, is said to still contain the desk of the author, as well as other personal belongings. Mostly sitting empty since the 1970s, the house is in need of renovation. If upkeep can be successfully funded, the home has been considered to be opened up for public visitation in the future.
LOCATION: 5169 10th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
After Kerouac’s passing, he was relocated back to his birth town of Lowell, Massachusetts for his funeral and burial. His grave can be found at the Edson Cemetery. The trails around the cemetery are laid out like streets. The author’s grave site can be found near the corner of Lincoln and 7th, six graves up and three graves in. It is rumored that singer Bob Dylan still visits Kerouac’s grave twice a year.
Two grave stones can be found there for the iconic writer. Here is the original.
LOCATION: Edson Cemetery, 1375 Gorham St, Lowell, MA 01852 (Lot 76, Range 96, Grave 1)
Just past it is a larger headstone, which was added in 2014. It features an engraving of the author’s signature, along with the words “The road is life.”
These locations only scratch the surface of all the Kerouac sites to be discovered all across the United States, but it is of course the man’s writing which stands the greatest test of time.
The television series “M*A*S*H,” which ran from 1972 to 1983, is set in Korea, but the exteriors were filmed at the former 20th Century Fox Ranch in Agoura Hills, California. For decades the land hosted many productions, including the original “Planet of the Apes,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and several “Tarzan” films. The Robert Altman film upon which the TV show is based likewise filmed exteriors here. The location was later sold and today is known as Malibu Creek State Park, which is open to the public and serves as a popular hiking destination. There are entrance fees to park at the trailheads, which vary depending on the length of your planned visit. The hike itself is about 4.75-miles round trip, on mostly flat terrain, although there’s at least one section that goes up a short incline. It’s a manageable hike for most, but depending on the weather, it can become more arduous on hotter days. Be sure to plan accordingly and bring a lot of water if you intend to visit. The trail running Craigs Rd will lead you directly to the “M*A*S*H” set. Only the exteriors filmed here, interiors shot on Stage 09 at Fox Studios in Century City.
LOCATION: Craigs Rd, Malibu Creek State Park, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 (GPS coordinates: 34°05’47.6″N, 118°44’41.2″W)
Here is a restored vehicle that is on display at the site.
Several widfires have come through the set over the years, leaving some of the other vehicles in very damaged and aged condition.
There are several signs around the area, noting the history of the show.