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Shooting Locations (Photo
Pacific Tube Stage (Firebase 7/Air
Force 3/Submarine Interiors/Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum Sewer/Green-Screen
Buena Vista Visual Effects Studio (Helicopter Miniature/Puppet Hang
Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
VIFX/Video Image (President Broadcast Videos)
5333 McConnel Avenue, Los
Angeles, CA 90066
Street (Los Angeles) (Deleted Scenes) (Mignonette & Boylston St., Los Angeles, CA) (Satellite
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location Manager): "Boy that was a
busy day, I remember it very clearly. We shot that scene the night we
shot our only day work (daytime filming) on the show. We shot 69 nights
and only 1 day on the film. That day we shot the car crash sequence on
Flower Street in front of the Bonaventure Hotel, and the shots outside
Union Station. We shot the scene at what was at the time, an empty plot
of land, littered with junk, and shanty towns where homeless folks used
to live. It was a swath of land West of the 110 Fwy. & South of the 101
Fwy. Roughly between Beaudry Ave. & Boylston St. There is now a school
there. I remember
being told that John had shot a scene from another one of his films (They
Live) in this exact area."
Street (United States Police Force) (524
N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA)
4th S. Flower St.
S. Flower St.,
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suits (Westin
Bonaventure Hotel & Suits, Los Angeles, CA) (Street
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is a 367-foot (112 m),
35-story hotel in Los Angeles, California, constructed between 1974 and
1976. Designed by architect John C. Portman, Jr., it is the largest
hotel in the city. The top floor has a revolving restaurant and bar. It
was originally owned by investors that included a subsidiary of Japanese
conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation and John Portman & Associates. The
building is managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (IHR), and is valued
at US$200 million.
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Los Angeles Union Station (Los Angeles Union Station,
Description: Los Angeles Union
Station (or LAUS, formerly the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal or LAUPT) is
the main railway station in Los Angeles, The station has rail services by Amtrak
and Amtrak California and Metrolink; light rail/subways are the Metro Rail Red
Line, Purple Line, Gold Line. California. Bus rapid transport runs on the Silver
Line. Bus services operate from the Patsaouras Transit Plaza on the east side of
the station and others on the north side of the station. The station opened in
May 1939, one of a number of union stations in the United States. It was built
on a grand scale and became known as "Last of the Great Railway Stations" built
in the USA. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Since February 2011 it is in the ownership of the Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
800 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union Station (Los Angeles)
Angeles Union Station/The
Four Level Interchange
(Miniatures) (The Acton Movie Ranch, Acton, CA)
Description: Established in 2005, Acton Movie Ranch was built on a dream
of providing exceptional, scenic outdoor backdrop for movie shoots. We
have an active and robust Acton Movie Ranch filming location.
3840 Crown Valley Road
Defense Lab/Access Tunnel
C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA)
The Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant began continuous operation
in 1985. Its facilities were designed to treat 40 million gallons of wastewater
per day and serve the area between Chatsworth and Van Nuys in western portion of
the San Fernando Valley. The plant was named after Mr. Tillman, who was the City
Engineer from 1972 to 1980.
A major construction project that
doubled the capacity of DCT was completed in 1991 – expanding the plant from 40
MGD to 80 MGD.
The Tillman Plant, together with the
Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant are the leading producers of
reclaimed water in the San Fernando Valley. The plant is able to provide
critical hydraulic relief to the City's major sewers downstream, which badly
need the additional capacity to serve other portions of the city south of the
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillman Water Reclamation Plant
Cahuenga Pass (Shoreline) (Castaic Lake, Main Ramp Rd, Castaic,
Run by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation,
Castaic Lake is a beautiful state water reservoir located just north of Santa
Clarita on the Interstate 5 Freeway.
Along with providing fresh water to local communities, Castaic Lake has
also remained dedicated to providing the public with a wonderful place to have
fun! Whether you come to admire, relax and reflect upon the beauty, or pack in
an extreme day of fun and excitement, there is something here for everybody!
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location
Manager): "We filmed at
Castaic Lake (north of LA)
on the eastern shore, off Lake Hughes Road. We had a practical "prop"
submarine, and it was built CG as well. The "cliff" element was CG."
Comment (Andreas/Webmaster): "This
scene was originally going to be filmed at Lake Piru."
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Cahuenga Pass (Shoreline)
(Lake Piru, Santa Felicia Dam, Piru, CA)
Lake Piru is an artificial lake located in Los Padres National
Forest of Ventura County, California, created by the construction in
1955 of the Santa Felicia Dam on Piru Creek, which is a tributary of the
Santa Clara River. The Lake Piru Recreation Area, along the western
shore, has about 60 acres (24 ha) with various recreational facilities
for camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking. The 238
campsites have water and electric hookup along with a snack bar. There
are 66 boat slips with a full-service marina. The lake is situated
downstream from Pyramid Lake and can be accessed from Piru Canyon Road
near the town of Piru, California
The elevation of the lake is 1,043 ft (318 m), and the elevation
of the dam spillway is 1,055 ft (322 m). The dam is owned and operated
by the United Water Conservation District of Santa Paula, California.
The district is a multi-service district providing flood control,
recreation services, surface and groundwater conservation, groundwater
replenishment, and wholesale water for agriculture and urban uses to the
Santa Clara River Valley and Oxnard Plain. Formed on December 5, 1950,
under the Water Conservation Act of 1931, it owns approximately
2,200-acre around and including the lake and dam (890 ha).
Quagga mussels became established in the Lake Piru and then
downstream in the Lower Piru Creek in 2013. While this was the first
discovery in Ventura County, they are an invasive species found in
various rivers and lakes in the US.
As of 2014, the district will be exploring options using a technical
panel consisting of state Fish and Wildlife staff as well as
representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service and other
federal, state, and local agencies. The district has to develop plans to
deal with further colonization. The Casitas Municipal Water District
that manages nearby Lake Casitas suggested that the reservoir be
drained. Poisoning it with a potassium solution was also considered.
Comment (Andreas/Webmaster): "The
submarine landing scene was filmed here as well but due to John
Carpenter's disappointment with the look of the submarine they decided
not to use the footage.
The sub was originally going to land on a hillside and slide back
towards the water with Snake in it. It wasn't suppose to land on a
broken house foundation and then break it as seen in the final movie.
Instead they filmed the sub sinking/surfers part at Castaic Lake and the
Kurt Russell part in their studio in Commerce."
4780 Piru Canyon Rd
Piru, CA 93040
Mulholland Drive/Mountainside (Mt. Hollywood
Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles,
Park): Griffith Park a large municipal park at the eastern
end of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles,
California. The park covers 4,310 acres (1,740 ha) of land, making it one of the
largest urban parks in North America. It is the second-largest city park in
California, after Mission Trails Preserve in San Diego, and the tenth largest
municipally owned park in the United States. It has also been referred to as the
Central Park of Los Angeles, but it is much larger and with a much more untamed,
rugged character than its New York City counterpart.
Hollywood Drive): For a number of years Mount Hollywood Drive,
which runs from behind the Griffith Observatory (just north of the tunnel) over
the top of Mount Hollywood and down into the San Fernando Valley, has been
closed to cars. It is one of the few hill-routes bicyclists can ride without
concern for cars. Recently, the condition of the roadbed has become a bigger
concern than any auto traffic could pose. Present conditions are such that
patching and other cosmetics now could extend the useful life of the surface,
but if this roadway continues to be neglected, it will soon be impassible and
expensive to restore.
Comment (Andreas/Webmaster): "These scenes were
filmed at the top of Mt. Hollywood Drive and can be seen between 0:22-0:40 in
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hollywood Bowl (Hills)
Gillibrand Co. Inc., Simi Valley, CA)
P.W. Gillibrand Co., Inc. is committed to being the Specialty
Aggregate Products "Supplier
of Choice" in the Southwest. We will
provide quality products, excellent service, leading technology and
added value in meeting and exceeding customer expectations. We will
provide a safe workplace, respect and protect the environment and act
with integrity in dealing with our employees, customers and community.
5810 Bennet Rd.
Simi Valley, CA 93062
Hollywood Boulevard/Alley (7th St. btw Broadway & Hill, Los Angeles, CA)
Theater (Los Angeles Theatre,
(Broadway Theater District) (Street
The Los Angeles Theatre, built in
1931, is a National Register landmark located in the heart of the Los Angeles
Broadway Historic Theatre District. The Theatre was the last and most elaborate
of the movie palaces built on Broadway between 1911 and 1931. When it opened in
January of 1931 it was advertised as "The Theatre Unusual" because of its many
The Los Angeles Theatre was designed by architect S. Charles Lee in the Baroque
style. Lee filled the theatre with glamour, glitz, technical innovations and
sumptuous audience conveniences. With a construction cost of over $1.5 million,
the Los Angeles was the most expensive theatre built up to that time on a per
seat basis. On opening night the theatre hosted the premier gala screening of
Charles Chaplin's City Lights. Among celebrities of the era in
attendance that evening was Mr. Albert Einstein.
City Lights was only the first of many openings and first run
screenings. The Los Angeles flourished as the heart of the Broadway
Entertainment District into the 1960s. As the fortunes of Downtown declined, the
interest and attendance of the Los Angeles Theatre waned until it closed its
doors to regular screenings in the 1990s. Sustained as a film location and
through special events, including the star studded opening of Chaplin,
the Los Angeles has waited for a resurgence of Downtown. This new century will
see the Los Angeles Theatre return to past glory and place as the heart of our
city's entertainment district.
Upper Lobby (Upper Lobby)
615 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los Angeles Theatre
Photo Credit: Mike Hume (2)
Sunset Boulevard/Beverly Hills Hotel (Entrance)/Santa
Cal Compact Landfill, Carson,
The Avalon of South Bay (ASB) site
encompasses 168 acres on two parcels, the 157 acre former Cal Compact Landfill
parcel and an adjacent 11-acre, non-landfill parcel.
DTSC is the lead
regulatory agency for the brownfield restoration project for the 157 acre former
Cal Compact Landfill parcel. The former Cal Compact Landfill consists of five
separate landfill cells numbered A1 through A5 separated by the site
boundaries on the outer
perimeter and on the interior by two roadways (Former Leonardo and Stamps
Drives), a Los Angeles County flood control channel (Torrance Lateral) is
located adjacent to the south and west sides of the project site and serves to
separate the project site from the adjacent uses. Because the property was
previously a landfill site, elevated levels of chemicals of concern were found
in the landfill and groundwater. While there is no immediate health risk because
the public is not exposed to the landfill waste or groundwater, a restoration
plan will ensure that future site occupants and users are not exposed.
Since 1988, DTSC has conducted several investigations of the former Cal Compact
Landfill property. Due to the size and complexity of the site, the property was
divided into two "operable units" (OUs). In 1995, a Remediation Action Plan
(RAP) was completed and approved by DTSC for the upper OU. In 2005, a RAP was
completed and approved by DTSC for the lower OU. Investigations conducted in the
Upper OU showed presence of landfill gasses such as methane, carbon dioxide and
volatile organic compounds, as well as metals in the Upper OU. Investigations
conducted in the Lower OU have not resulted in any active requirement for
remediation besides monitoring. Each of the RAP's summarizes how their
mitigation measures are being used to prevent future exposure to landfill waste.
Its story is a tangled, four-decade tale
of polluted air and poisoned groundwater and failed plans for shopping malls,
mobile home parks. And bankruptcies, lawsuits and criminal cases that include a
fraud prosecution of a former labor union pension administrator.
It is the largest undeveloped single piece of freeway-adjacent land in
Los Angeles County.
There has also been plans to build a Stadium at the former landfill for many years that
would house both the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raider's NFL football
20400 Main St.
https://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/Projects/upload/Cal Compact FS Site
Beverly Hills Hotel (Pacific Electric Building, Los Angeles,
Description: The historic Pacific
Electric Building (also known as the Huntington Building, after the Pacific
Electric founder and developer, Henry Huntington, or 6th & Main for its
location) opened in 1905 as the terminal for the Pacific Electric Red Car Lines
running east and south of downtown Los Angeles, as well as the company's main
headquarters building. It was designed by architect Thornton Fitzhugh. Though
not the first modern building in Los Angeles, nor the tallest, its large
footprint and ten-floor height made it the largest building in floor area west
of Chicago for several decades. Above the main floor terminal were five floors
of offices and on the top three floors, the Jonathan Club, one of the city's
leading businessmen's clubs. The club moved to its own building on Figueroa
Street in 1925. After the absorption of the Pacific Electric into the Southern
Pacific Railroad in 1911 (called "The Great Merger"), the PE Building became the
primary Los Angeles offices for the Southern Pacific.
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location
Manager): "When we shot there it was an abandoned bldg. It has
since been converted to lofts. The top two floors shared an atrium (stairs). We
also used this on another John Carpenter project: Body Bags."
610 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific Electric Building
Beverly Hills Sewer Tunnel (The
Belmont Tunnel (Hollywood Subway)/Toluca
Substation and Yard, Subway Terminal Building (Metro 417), Los Angeles, CA)
(Belmont Tunnel/Toluca): It's not commonly known, but LA's first subway system was a
mile-long stretch of underground trackage for some of Pacific Electric's
Hollywood line of Red Car. Opened in 1925, the subway ran from the Terminal
Building at 417 South Hill Street in Downtown to Belmont Tunnel/Toluca
Substation at 2nd Street and Glendale Boulevard. From there, trolley service
continued at street level to Hollywood and beyond. After a 30-year run, the
subway was shut down and Belmont Tunnel/Toluca Yard remained abandoned for many
years, attracting graffiti artists and transients in later years. In 2004, a
real estate company bought the land with plans to build an apartment complex.
Belmont Station now stands directly in the old Red Car path, but the sealed-off
tunnel and original station can still be seen behind the building, beautifully
Description (Subway Terminal Building): The Subway Terminal Building, now Metro 417, is an Italian
Renaissance Revival building in Downtown Los Angeles at 417 South Hill Street.
It was designed by architects Schultze and Weaver and was built in 1925. It was
the downtown terminus for the "Hollywood Subway" branch of the Pacific Electric
Railway Interurban rail line. Currently it is a luxury apartment building. It is
near Pershing Square. When the LACMTA Red Line, the replacement for the
Hollywood Subway, was built, the Pershing Square station was located nearby.
417 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont Tunnel/Toluca Substation and Yard
http://laist.com/2008/07/12/laistory the 19.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subway Terminal Building
Street Under Santa Monica Freeway Overpass/Santa
Monica Freeway (Parallel Street)/Queen Mary
(Entrance) (7th St.
& Long Beach Fwy, Long Beach, CA)
Comment (Andreas/Webmaster): "This tunnel is open to bikes and pedestrians only and leads
Los Angeles River bicycle path. The first part of the tunnel seen in
scene three is
located beneath a small unused section of freeway."
Streets (Victory Blvd at Vanalden, Reseda, CA) (Street
Description: The 1994 Northridge earthquake
occurred on January 17, at 4:30:55 a.m. PST and had its epicenter in
Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central San Fernando Valley region
of Los Angeles, California. It had a duration of approximately 10–20
seconds. The blind thrust earthquake had a moment magnitude (MMS) of
6.7, which produced ground acceleration that was the highest ever
instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America, measuring 1.8g
(16.7 m/s2) with strong ground motion felt as far away as Las
Vegas, Nevada, about 220 miles (360 km) from the epicenter. The peak
ground velocity in this earthquake at the Rinaldi Receiving Station was
183 cm/s (4.09 mph or 6.59 km/h), the fastest peak ground velocity ever
recorded. In addition, two 6.0 MMS aftershocks occurred, the first about
one minute after the initial event and the second approximately 11 hours
later, the strongest of several thousand aftershocks in all. The death
toll was 57, with more than 5,000 injured. In addition,
earthquake-caused property damage was estimated to be between $13 and
$40 billion, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S.
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location Manager): "We
shot it in Northridge, CA. The big quake in LA on Jan. 17, 1994 was
centered in Northridge. We found a long block of houses that had their
backsides completely sliced away. It took a lot of work to be able to
shoot it (because of safety concerns) but we did. We shot in both
directions, so that when we looked towards Snake from the drivers side,
or at Map to the Stars Eddie from the passenger side, it would look like
there were dilapidated buildings on
both sides. It looked really good!"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994 Northridge earthquake
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Locker Room) (Morell
Meats Building, Willow Studios, Basement, Los Angeles, CA) (Street
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location Manager): "It was an empty building when we shot, way
past it's prime, and a popular filming location back in the early 90's."
Comment (Andreas/Webmaster): "These scenes were originally going to be filmed at
El Camino College."
1335 Willow St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum,
Los Angeles, CA)
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum opened June of 1923; some 5 months
later, on October 6th, the first football game was played in the stadium, with
the University of Southern California defeating Pomona College 23-7 before a
crowd of 12,836. It was a modest beginning for a venue that would later play a
very prominent role in college and professional football, and become the
greatest stadium in the history of America.
In addition to serving as the home field for the USC Trojans since 1923,
countless historic events have taken place inside these venerable walls during
nine decades of celebrated history. It is the only facility in the world to play
host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII), one World
Series (1959), a Papal Mass and visits by three U.S. Presidents: John F.
Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
Along with the adjacent Sports Arena, the Coliseum is credited with helping to
start the migration of professional sports teams to the West Coast. The complex
provided a home for the Rams (from Cleveland, 1946-79 NFL), the
(from Brooklyn, 1958-61, MLB), and the Lakers (from
Minneapolis, 1960-67, NBA), and has also been home to a variety of Southern
California teams as well the Raiders (from Oakland,
1982-94, NFL), UCLA Football (1933-81) and was the expansion home of the
Chargers (1960, NFL) the Clippers
(from San Diego, 1984-99, NBA), USC Basketball
(1959-2006, NCAA), UCLA Basketball (1959-65, NCAA), the
Cobras (1988, Arena Football), the Ice
Dogs (1995-96, IHL), the Sharks
(1972-74, WHA), the Stars (1968-70, ABA) and
Kings (1967, NHL).
In 1984, the State of California and the United States Government declared the
Coliseum a State and Federal Historical Landmark for its contribution to the
history of California, as well as to that of the United States as a whole.
On March 29, 2008, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox set a Guinness
World Record for the largest attendance ever at a baseball game with a crowd of
115,300. Other historic events include Billy Graham's appearance in 1963 in
front of 134,254 (still an all-time Coliseum record), Nelson Mandela’s 1990
triumphant return to the United States, the first ever Papal Mass by Pope John
Paul II in 1987, and the 1976 Bicentennial Spectacular.
The Coliseum has hosted decades of memorable concerts including a who’s-who
listing of some of rock-n-roll’s greatest artists: Roger Waters performing The
Wall in its entirety (May 19, 2012), LA Rising (June of 2011), the Summer
Sanitarium Tour (headlined by Metallica – August 2003), Bruce Springsteen in
1985, four sold-out Rolling Stones, U2, Metallica, The Who, Pink Floyd, Kid
Rock, the Grateful Dead, Van Halen and More!
A new mark for the highest paid attendance (63,101) for a Latin music concert in
the United States was set on March 18, 2006, as RBD took the Coliseum stage.
Known also for hosting soccer competitions, the Coliseum has been the site of
many memorable international matches. The all-time Coliseum attendance record
for a soccer match was set on August 6, 2006, as 92,650 fans turned out to see a
double-header featuring Chivas vs. Barcelona and Chivas USA vs. the New England
Revolution. The crowd eclipsed the previous mark of 91,585, set in 1999 as
Mexico took on Argentina. The 2014 Centroamericana Cup Championships and five
CONCACAF Gold Cups.
Comment (Andreas/Webmaster): "These scenes were originally going to be filmed at El Camino College."
Los Angeles, CA 90037
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Wilshire Canyon (Tapo
Rock & Sand, Inc.,
Quarry, Simi Valley, CA)
Tapo Rock and Sand has
been in the rock and sand, building aggregate, and recycling business for over
43 years. Family owned and operated, Tapo Rock and Sand was founded in 1972 by
owner and operator Charlie Brooks, and continues under his leadership today. We
have always strived to provide our customers with excellent and friendly
service, and the best quality products in the industry. We carry a wide array of
materials, and also offer recycling sights for dirt, sod, and concrete.
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location
Manager): "It was
our first night of filming. WE shot 69 nights, and just one day on the film. The
quarry is located near Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, CA."
Comment (Clayton Sandland): "I
remember when they filmed it. I was actually just a kid at the time, and wanted
badly to go up to see the filming, but wasn't able to because they filmed it in
the middle of the night. It
was filmed on the third level of our pit. To the right is a bluff that is an
adjoining property, and that sluff to the left was actually the road leading
down to it. They are not there anymore. That road has been taken out, and that
bluff has been backfilled and reclaimed. Our whole top level is now about the
same as where Kurt Russell and Peter Fonda are standing."
Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Wilshire Canyon (Street) (4th St. from Spring to Main St., Los Angeles,
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location Manager): "If you look closely at the end of the block,
you will see a bldg. on the right side that has a triangle feature located above
a window on it. This is the old Farmer's & Merchants Bank."
Wilshire Canyon (Alley) (Harlem Place Alley btw 4th and 5th St., Los Angeles, CA)
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location
the 80 & 90's this alley was filmed ALL the time, and I mean ALL the time for
films and TV shows. Starting in the early to mid 2000's filming in the alley
slowed way down as the once empty commercial part of town started having the
buildings turn to condos. What was once a ghost town at night, where you could
do anything, explosions, full load gun fire and the like started having
restrictions put in place, due to the fact residents were now occupying adjacent
buildings. I have mixed feelings about this, as it took away a great place to
film at night, but on the other hand, a once dead downtown is being revitalized
with people moving downtown. Nothing ever stays the same!"
Queen Mary (Bowel) (Queen Mary, Bowel, Long Beach, CA)
RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily on
the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (known as Cunard-White
Star Line when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown & Company in
Clydebank, Scotland, Queen Mary along with her running mate, the RMS Queen
Elizabeth, were built as part of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express
service between Southampton, Cherbourg, and New York City. The two ships were a
British response to the superliners built by German and French companies in the
late 1920s and early 1930s. Queen Mary was the flagship of the Cunard
Line from May 1936 until October 1946 when she was replaced in that role by Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936 and captured
the Blue Riband in August of that year; she lost the title to SS Normandie
in 1937 and recaptured it in 1938, holding it until 1952 when she was beaten by
the new SS United States. With the outbreak of World War II, she was
converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers for the duration of the
war. Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service and
along with Queen Elizabeth, commenced the two-ship transatlantic
passenger service for which the two ships were initially built. The two ships
dominated the transatlantic passenger transportation market until the dawn of
the jet age in the late 1950s. By the mid-1960s, Queen Mary was ageing
and, though still among the most popular transatlantic liners, was operating at
After several years of decreased profits for Cunard Line, Queen Mary
was officially retired from service in 1967. She left Southampton for the last
time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United
States, where she remains permanently moored. Much of the machinery, including
one of the two engine rooms, three of the four propellers, and all of the
boilers, were removed, and the ship now serves as a tourist attraction featuring
restaurants, a museum, and hotel. The ship is listed on the
National Register of Historic
Places. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted the Queen Mary
to be part of the Historic Hotels of America.
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS Queen Mary
Queen Mary (Pool) (Millennium
Biltmore Hotel, Pool, Los Angeles, CA)
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, originally named the Los Angeles Biltmore
Hotel of the Biltmore Hotels group, is a luxury hotel located on Pershing Square
in Downtown Los Angeles, California, US. Upon its grand opening in 1923, the Los
Angeles Biltmore was the largest hotel west of Chicago, Illinois in the United
In 1969 the Biltmore Hotel was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural
Monument by the City of Los Angeles. As of 2009, the Los Angeles Biltmore is
operated as part of the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels as the Millennium Biltmore
Hotel. The hotel has 70,000 square feet (6,500 square meter) of meeting and
banquet space. From its original 1500 guestrooms it now has 683, due to room
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location
Pool. This was NOT shot at the ship, but rather inside the Biltmore Hotel,
located in downtown LA. It has an underground art deco pool."
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Queen Mary (Deck) (Hall of Justice, Parking Lot, Los Angeles, CA)
In Los Angeles the Hall of Justice was the centerpiece of the Los Angeles
County justice system until it was damaged in the Northridge earthquake. The
historic 1925 building was featured on television shows including Dragnet,
Perry Mason and Get Smart. More significantly, it was the home of
Los Angeles County courts, the Los Angeles County Coroner, the Los Angeles
County Sheriff's Office, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, and was
for many years the primary Los Angeles County jail.
Notable residents of the Hall of Justice included Charles Manson, Sirhan
Sirhan and Shorty Rossi, star of the Animal Planet show Pit Boss.
Autopsies performed at the Hall of Justice include those of actress Marilyn
Monroe and the assassinated presidential candidate and former United States
Attorney General Robert Kennedy. It was used as a filming location for the 1997
Clint Eastwood movie Absolute Power, as the Washington DC police
The Hall of Justice was closed shortly after sustaining damage as a
result of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Recently, the building underwent a
complete restoration and is scheduled to re-open as the Sheriff's and District
Attorney's Headquarters in early 2015.
Comment (Gregory Alpert/Location
Manager): "The shot where they are standing on the deck
of the ship before they fly off. This was a huge set piece set in a parking lot
in downtown LA in front of an old government building (The Hall of Justice).
Located between N. Broadway & N. Spring Street & E. Temple Street & the 101 Fwy.
The building was red tagged because of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and is
just now, 20 years later being rehabbed. The building in the foreground was not
there at the time. That was the parking lot where the huge set piece was placed."
Comment (Andreas/Webmaster): "This
scene was originally going to be filmed at Universal Studios Courthouse
211 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall of Justice
Photo Credit: Hunter Kerhart
Happy Kingdom In Anaheim (Universal Studios Courthouse Square,
A large town square named after
the imposing Courthouse building most famously seen in Back to the
(1985-1990). The square has been seen in hundreds of Universal films (and those
of other studios). In common with many other standing sets, simple changes like
the arrangement of street furniture and signage can make the set appear to be a
completely different location. Prior to
Back to the Future,
the area was known as Mockingbird Square, after it's
To Kill a Mockingbird.
Although the devastating
fires in 1990 and 2008 destroyed the New York Street area, the Courthouse
itself was spared.
100 Universal City Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
Small Clearing (Ventura Farms,
Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks,
With the Santa
Monica Mountains as a backdrop, the 2000 acres known as Ventura Farms caught the
eye of David Murdock in 1978. Located just twenty-five minutes from the Pacific
Ocean and nestled into one of Southern California's loveliest valleys, Mr.
Murdock found a place of serenity for relaxation after days in his Los Angeles
office. David Murdock, CEO of major companies on an international scale,
remembers, "Most of all, the beauty of the place won me over. The farm is one of
Ventura Farms is a
state of the art training facility with everything available for training and
conditioning our Arabian horses. Located on the facility are a 1/8th mile track,
equine swimming pool, treadmill, and horse Eurociser. We also enjoy the benefits
of all weather training with a state-of-the-art covered arena and covered round
Ventura Farms is
primarily a private facility. Our focus is on training and conditioning the
Ventura Farms horses to prepare them to be great horses for new owners.
235 W Potrero Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Wilshire Canyon (Canyon) (Schlitterbahn East,
Boogie Bahn (FlowRider),
New Braunfels, TX)
Description (Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Resort): Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels
has over 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 children’s water playgrounds, 17 water
slides, the world’s first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters spread
over 65 acres of fun!
(or Flow Rider) is an artificial sheet wave surfing environment
incorporated in many waterparks and hotels. It was originally invented by Tom
Lochtefeld, a surfer, for the Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels,
The Flow Rider is manufactured by Wave Loch, Inc. of La Jolla, California and
range in cost anywhere from 1 million us dollars and onwards. There are
currently more than 100 FlowRider installations around the globe, including five
units on cruise ships. Wave Loch also has a mobile unit that can be moved by
Comment (Tony Hawk/Uncredited Stunts/Instagram): "Doing "stunts" for Escape From L.A.
in 1996 w/Chris Miller. I was Peter Fonda, he was Kurt Russell. We were
riding real surfboards on the Flowrider in freezing conditions, and both
ended up with the flu... but it was worth the pain to be part of this
400 N Liberty Ave,
New Braunfels, TX 78130