The 2015 Todd Haynes film “Carol,” while set in New York, was primarily filmed around Cincinnati, Ohio, with some additional scenes filmed in Kentucky. Therese Belivet, played by Rooney Mara, works at Frankenberg’s Department Store, where she first meets Carol Aird, played by Cate Blanchett.
LOCATION: 151 W 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Carol’s home was also located in Cincinnati, but has since been demolished. Demolition was completed just prior to our visit to the location.
The 2008 David Fincher film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” shot mostly in the New Orleans area, with some additional sequences filmed in Quebec, Canada and the Los Angeles County area.
Benjamin Button, played by Brad Pitt, is born at this house, known as the Lanaux Mansion Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans. In the film, the house belongs to Benjamin’s father, played by Jason Flemyng, who, upon seeing Benjamin at birth, grabs him and takes him away from the home. Later in the film, an adult Benjamin returns to the home to visit his ailing father.
LOCATION: 547 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
The house where Benjamin lives for much of the film and where he meets Daisy, played by Cate Blanchett, is known as the Nolan House. The shrubs lining the property have grown much higher since filming completed, making portions of the house and yard unfortunately more difficult to see.
LOCATION: 2707 Coliseum St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Mr. Oti, played by Rampai Mogadishu, takes Benjamin to this peristyle, where they sit and talk as they look out onto the water. The peristyle can be found at the New Orleans City Park.
LOCATION: 42 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70119
Another view of the peristyle.
Daisy dances for Benjamin at the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park. Some extra decor was added to the bandstand for the film.
LOCATION: Newman Bandstand, Golf Club Dr, New Orleans, LA 70118
We leave you with some props from the film. One of the aged, prosthetic masks worn by Brad Pitt can be seen on the Paramount Studio Tour.
LOCATION: 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Also located in the Paramount prop room is the clock that runs backwards in the film.
In the 2000 Sam Raimi film “The Gift,” Cate Blanchett plays Annie, a gifted psychic who is asked to help find a missing woman. Annie lives at this home in in Thunderbolt, Georgia, not far from Savannah. The front yard has since been covered with some shrubs that obscure the front view of the house a bit.
LOCATION: 3216 Bannon Ave, Thunderbolt, GA 31404
Later in the film, after the woman’s body is found, a trial is held at the Effingham County Superior Court in Springfield, Georgia.