The 2002 Steven Shainberg film “Secretary” was shot in Southern California. In the film, E. Edward Grey, played by James Spader, works as an attorney in this building, where Lee Holloway, played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, becomes his secretary. The exterior scenes were filmed at the Huron Substation. The building was originally constructed for the purpose of converting electricity to power trolleys for the Yellow Car railway system, but was eventually sold off and operated as an event and filming venue. The same building appears in numerous films, including “The Fast And The Furious,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Date Night,” “Catwoman,” “Must Love Dogs” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” as well as the TV shows “NCIS: New Orleans,” “True Blood,” “Heroes,” “Dollhouse” and “Major Crimes.” It has also appeared in such music videos as Jonas Brothers – Kids of the Future and Josh Groban – February Song.
LOCATION: 2640 Huron St, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Lee goes to a photo shop and gets a picture of herself made for Mr. Grey. Formerly known as The Darkroom, the storefront is currently vacant with rumors of possible redevelopment. The same location also appeared in the film “The Big Picture” and can briefly be seen in “Falling Down.”
LOCATION: 5370 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Mr. Grey’s house can be found in the Sierra Vista neighborhood of East L.A.
LOCATION: 4333 Berkshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032