The 1973 Clint Eastwood directed film “Breezy” was shot in Southern California. In the opening scene, Breezy, played by Kay Lenz, leaves the home of Bruno, a man whom she’s slept with but doesn’t remember her name. The title sequence begins as she walks down Rothdell Trail. The road is most famous for also being the one time home of The Doors singer Jim Morrison, who lived with his girlfriend near the bottom of the street and penned the song “Love Street” about Rothdell Trail and the surrounding neighborhood.
LOCATION: 8001 Rothdell Trail, Los Angeles, CA 90046
While very little of the exterior of Bruno’s home is seen in the film, this is the only property there from the top corner Breezy starts down.
Here is the exact spot where the film’s title appears as Breezy walks.
LOCATION: Prospect Trail / Rothdell Trail, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Breezy continues down Rothdell Trail. While the street has changed a bit since filming took place, it is still very recognizable overall.
Breezy walks over the the iconic Canyon Country Store. This is all geographically accurate and you can walk the exact same route seen in the film, if you’re so inclined.
LOCATION: 2108 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Canyon Country Store is referred to specifically in “Love Street” as “this store where the creatures meet.” At the height of the 1960s counterculture movement, the Canyon Country Store served as a meeting place for musicians, such as Joni Mitchel, David Crosby and Mama Cass Elliot, all of whom penned songs about the neighborhood, with the latter even living in the basement of the store for a period. The store also appeared in the John Carpenter film “The Fog.” The store is still open today and remains a popular spot for locals.
Breezy hitchhikes next to the parking lot of the store, where a strange man picks her up.
Frank, played by William Holden, lives at this home, located in Tarzana. Breezy first meets Frank outside the home and much of the film takes place here. The home has since been remodeled, but the unique triangle design is still very identifiable. In fact, the home is sometimes referred to as the “Triangle House.” While the home is not visible from the street, here is an aerial view. There are also extensive real estate photos and videos available online of both the inside and outside of the home, if you wish to see more.
LOCATION: 4946 Vanalden Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356
Frank has lunch with Betty, played by Marj Dusay, at the famous Yamashiro Hollywood restaurant. Originally constructed as a private residence in 1914, it was sold just ten years later. After becoming a boys military school, it wasn’t until 1948 that the building began to be restored to it’s original appearance. The restaurant has appeared in countless productions, such as “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Gone In 60 Seconds,” “Nocturnal Animals”, “Blind Date,” “Playing God,” “Death Wish II,” “Sayonara” and many more . It also appeared in such TV shows as “Perry Mason,” “I Spy,” “Route 66,” “My Three Sons” and more. The restaurant is famous for it’s views overlooking Hollywood.
LOCATION: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
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