The 2022 Andrew Dominik film “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, was primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California. Early in the film, a young Norma Jeane (real name of Monroe), played by Lily Fisher, lives with her mom Gladys, played by Julianne Nicholson. They are seen leaving their home when a fire breaks out in the Hollywood Hills. They exit and see a view of a film studio across the street, which is actually Sunset Gower Studios.
LOCATION: 6101 Afton Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (facing N Gower St)
Norma Jeane and her mother are seen leaving in a car from the parking area on the left. Much of the background was altered via CGI.
They drive down N Gower St as ash and smoke fills the air.
This view is never seen in the film, but here is the apartment building they exit in the scene.
Norma Jeane meets with her agent Mr. Shinn, played by Dan Butler, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown L.A. The hotel is a staple of film, having appeared in such movies as “Ghostbusters,” “Independence Day,” “Beverly Hills Ninja,” “Fight Club,” “Species” and many more.
LOCATION: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Norma Jeane meets with Cass Chaplin and Eddy Robinson Jr., played by Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams respectively, at Musso & Frank Grill. The restaurant pops up again when Cass and Eddy give Joe DiMaggio, played by Bobby Cannavale, nude photos of Norma Jeane. Musso & Frank Grill is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, founded over 100 years ago. The restaurant has popped up in numerous films, including “Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ed Wood” and “Swingers,” as well as the TV shows “Mad Men” and “Bosch.”
LOCATION: 6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Joe DiMaggio lives with Norma Jeane at this home, which is seen mostly from the driveway facing out into the street, as well as in a close up of the front door into the interior.
LOCATION: 120 N Norton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Norma Jeane crashes her car into this tree on the left.
LOCATION: S Norton Ave / W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (in front of 159 S Norton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004)
Late in the film, Norma Jeane is seen living at this home in Brentwood, where she receives a delivery from Eddy Robinson Jr. of an item Cass Chaplin wanted her to have. These scenes were filmed at the actual home Marilyn Monroe lived in and where she died on August 4, 1962.
LOCATION: 12305 5th Helena Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049