The 1987 film “Flowers in the Attic” was shot in California and Massachusetts. The family house seen early in the film can be found in South Pasadena, Californa. The same house can also be seen in several other films, including the Rob Zombie remake of “Halloween,” “She’s Out Of Control,” “Little Fockers,” “Bruce Almighty” and “Star Kid.”
LOCATION: 1960 La France Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
The grandmother’s mansion, which serves as the primary location in the film, was a composite of several locations. The main exterior was shot at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Massachusetts (290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938). Additional scenes were filmed at Doheny Mansion in Los Angeles and Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
After sustained abusive behavior from their grandmother, the children eventually discover their mother has abandoned them and is living a life of luxury. They watch in secret as she dances with a man whom she intends to marry. These scenes were filmed at the famous “Pompeian Room” of the Doheny Mansion, located on the campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. While the mansion does offer occasional tours to the public, some of the guides can be strict about allowing photos inside. Many films have shot at the mansion, including “The Princess Diaries,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Drag Me To Hell,” “Spider-Man 3,” “The Three Amigos” and more.
LOCATION: 10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The wedding scenes for the film’s climax were shot at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. While the outside of the Greystone grounds is open daily and free to the public, getting inside is a bit more challenging. The property is owned by the City of Beverly Hills and regularly accommodates productions and private events. Therefore, only a few times a year is access to the inside of the estate possible. Planning ahead is required if you’d like to see inside. The mansion has been featured in dozens of films.
LOCATION: 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The room used in the scene can also be seen in such films as “The Big Lebowski,” “There Will Be Blood” and “Air Force One.”