The 1991 film adaptation of “The Addams Family” was shot in Southern California. The primary location was of course the house, which was a set built for the film and dismantled after production. The facade was built atop a hill above Burbank. Reader Peter Hillman kindly allowed us to share these photos of the house he took back at the time of filming. He added that the back portion was just a frame, barely visible if you looked up from the mountains. Thanks to Peter for these fantastic shots!
LOCATION: Lockheed View Dr, Burbank, CA 91501 (GPS coordinates: 34°12’17.6″N, 118°18’35.3″W, now demolished)
This fake wall was built across the street to cover shots from the house looking outward.
After a scheme by Tully Alford, Abigail Craven and Gordon, the Addams family loses their home and wind up in this motel, located in Sylmar. Wednesday and Pugsley are seen selling drinks out front.
LOCATION: 12171 San Fernando Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342
Lurch belches fire and burns a wooden Native American statue in front of this building.
Morticia Addams, played by Anjelica Huston, is seen walking from this direction, with the Addams car parked near the back.
Across the street behind Lurch is a Tombstone billboard. Just out of frame to the left is another filming location. The Olympic Coffee Shop has been featured in such films as “Over The Top,” “Memento” and “Every Which Way But Loose,” as well as such TV shows as “Too Old To Die Young,” “Bosch” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
Additional sets were filmed at Sunset Las Palmas Studios, known then as the Hollywood Center Studios, which is likewise where the 1960s television series shot.