Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Apartments in LA Classic Films

Although it can be easier to film on a soundstage, Los Angeles has a rich tradition of movies filmed on location.

“There’s something to be said about putting the actors into an environment that helps them convey who their character is,” La La Land Production Designer David Wasco told Architectural Digest.

Let’s look at the apartments of some classic Los Angeles films.

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Mulholland Drive

Betty’s apartment has an on-screen address of 1612 Havenhurst Drive in West Hollywood. However, the filming location was Il Borghese Apartments at 450 N. Sycamore Ave. in Hancock Park.

The 746-square-foot Mediterranean-style apartment would rent for $2,700. A 1-bedroom, 1-bath, it boasts French windows, period tile, crown moldings, hardwood floors and hallway arches. Amenities include controlled access and parking. The rental last sold for $550,000.

Built in 1929, the complex is comprised of 23 units. The courtyard is centered around an olive tree that’s more than 100 years old. Landscaping includes climbing wisteria, an outdoor fireplace, a rooftop terrace and a koi pond.

Additional locations from the movie include:
Diane’s apartment: Sierra Bonita Apartments, 2900 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles
Adam Kesher’s house: 3760 Eureka Drive, Studio City
Winkie’s restaurant: 1016 W. El Segundo Blvd., Gardena
Pink’s Hot Dogs: 709 N. La Brea Blvd., Los Angeles


La La Land

Mia’s apartment is located at 1728 E. 3rd St. #2 in Long Beach. A 2-bedroom at Rose Towers shared with three other roommates, the apartment has old-world charm with arched doorways and original hardwood. Set designers took inspiration from jazz photography. A 4-bedroom, 2-bath apartment would rent for $1,600, and it last sold for $305,000

The apartment building is a Spanish Colonial-style pink stucco. The 20-unit complex was built in 1928 and has a central courtyard within walking distance of the beach.

Additional locations from the movie include:
Sebastian’s apartment: A courtyard apartment in the Valley
Lighthouse Cafe: 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach
Griffith Observatory: 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles


The Big Lebowski

The Dude’s apartment is located at 606 Venezia Ave. in Venice. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath bungalow rents for $2,650 per month. With 600 square feet, garage parking and a landscaped courtyard, the unfurnished apartment includes a rug that “really tied the room together.”

The complex of six single-bedroom cottages was recently listed at $2.3 million and sold for $1.6 million. Built in the 1920s on a 10,628-square-foot lot, it’s just blocks from the beach. The owners have renovated the bungalows, so it’s not as run-down as it was in the film.

Additional locations from the movie include:
Mr. Lebowski’s mansion (exterior): 10231 Charing Cross Road, Los Angeles
Maude’s loft: 630 Broadway, Los Angeles
Jackie Treehorn’s mansion: 10104 Angelo View Drive, Beverly Hills
Bowling alley: 5227 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Grocery shopping at Ralph’s: 1745 N. Garfield Road, Alhambra



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