Mindhunter

The television series “Mindhunter,” executive produced by David Fincher, who also directed seven episodes, tells the story of two FBI agents and a psychologist who develop the Behavioral Science Unit to understand the psychology of serial killers. Agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, travel the country interviewing convicted serial killers. The series was primarily filmed in the Pittsburgh area, with the city often standing in for other cities, most notably as Atlanta in Season Two.

In the opening scene of the series, Holden Ford contends with a hostage situation, said to be in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Braddock is indeed where the scene was shot.

LOCATION: 218 7th St, Braddock, PA 15104

Here is a closer look at the area where the man holds a woman hostage.

Here is the area where Holden stands and attempts to negotiate.

Bill Tench’s house is seen frequently throughout the series. The home can be found in Pittsburgh.

LOCATION: 1174 Lakemont Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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ALF

The Tanner family house from the sitcom ALF, which ran from 1986 to 1990, could be found in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. The home has unfortunately since been demolished and an entirely different home was built in it’s place. Here is where the house formerly stood. Some old Google street views still offer views of the original home.

LOCATION: 708 Moreno Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (now demolished)

Thirtysomething

The television drama “Thirtysomething,” which ran from 1987 – 1991, was set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but actually filmed in Southern California. The exterior for the house of Hope and Michael, played by Mel Harris and Ken Olin, can be found in South Pasadena. The same home appeared in the film “Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael.”

LOCATION: 1710 Bushnell Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Kidding

The TV series “Kidding,” starring Jim Carrey, is set in Columbus, Ohio. However, the show was filmed in Southern California. It is a somewhat regular occurrence that filming locations around Greater Los Angeles are lost, due to rampant remodeling or demolition. For “Kidding,” the opposite events happened. The homes previously standing at the addresses were heavily remodeled, with the updated properties becoming two major locations featured in the show. Carrey plays Jeff Pickles, a famous children’s television show host, whose private life is falling apart. Jeff’s estranged wife Jill, played by Judy Greer, lives with their son at this home, located in Studio City.

LOCATION: 4227 Goodland Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

Jeff ends up purchasing the home directly next door.

LOCATION: 4221 Goodland Ave, Studio City, CA 91604 (Note: some mapping systems list this address as North Hollywood)

“Kidding” ran from 2018 to 2020.

WandaVision

The Marvel TV miniseries “WandaVision” is set in the town of Westview, New Jersey. The show was filmed between Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California at locations including Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Warner Bros. Ranch and Disney Golden Oak Ranch. Wanda and Vision, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, live at this home, located on Blondie Street at Warner Bros. Ranch. The house is not a real home, rather a facade. The producers sought out an artificial look for the neighborhood, in favor of using real locations. The home is most famous for being the Griswold house in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” but has also appeared in such films as “American Beauty,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Small Soldiers,” “Pleasantville” and more.

In the first episode, the house is depicted as a single story home in the 1950s. By episode 2, the period has jumped ahead to the 1960s and the home has become a two story house. Warner Bros. Ranch is located separate from the main Warner Bros. Studio lot and is unfortunately not open to public tours.

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LOCATION: 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Dottie, played by Emma Caulfield Ford, lives at this house, also located on Warner Bros. Ranch. The house is best known for appearing in “Lethal Weapon,” but has also appeared in many other productions, such as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “American Beauty“, The Three Stooges serials, “Pushing Daisies,” “The Middle” and many more.

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LOCATION: 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Dottie has a party at a pool in her back yard. This is the same pool at Warner Bros. Ranch where Clark fantasizes about the department store woman in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”  While it is located fairly close to Wanda and Dottie’s houses, it’s actually on the opposite side of the street.  If not for the trees in the background of the photo below, you could see Wanda and Vision’s house in the distance.

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LOCATION: 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Special thanks to James Gelet for first identifying the house of Wanda and Vision.

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Clampett Mansion from the classic television series “The Beverly Hillbillies” can be found in the upscale Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. Known as the Chartwell Mansion, the property has also been featured in such films as “Cinderfella,” “Over The Top,” “Armed and Dangerous,” “Disorderlies” and “High Society.” A neighboring home once owned by Ronald and Nancy Reagan was later purchased and incorporated into the same estate in 2016.

Aside from some remodeling to the roof, the exterior otherwise still appears very similar to how it did on the show. Interiors for the show were filmed at the former General Services Studios, now known as Sunset Las Palmas Studios (1040 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038). In 2019, the house sold once again for around $150 million, which according to the L.A. Times, set a record for the highest price of any home in California history.

Like many homes in the neighborhood, walls and hedges line the perimeter, eliminating any visibility from the street. The surrounding roads, which are narrow and do not allow street parking, are located near Hotel Bel-Air, with regular traffic through the streets. There are cameras peppered along every street and property, with construction crews, landscapers and security in abundance. It is a difficult spot to photograph, even managing aerial photography was a challenge. In spite of the many obstacles, here is the Clampett home, as it appears now.

LOCATION: 750 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

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