For today’s post, I’m taking a cue from IAMNOTASTALKER, a very cool site with a humorous name that lists movie locations all around southern California. And being I live in said area, I dig what I’ve seen on that site.
I was turned onto it by searching for more info about CSI: Miami shoots in Long Beach and have since e-mailed the site’s owner quite a few times and we have shared stories of what we’ve come across. So Lindsay, I hope I’m not stepping on your toes with what I’ve got tonight 🙂
Way back in 2002, I was tipped off by a friend of mine that there was some filming going on at a strip mall down the street from his home and not far from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, whose main exterior was used in the classic TV show Emergency! He said he had no idea what it was because they were pretty much done by the time he found out but that I should check out the names of the fictitious businesses in the strip mall.
So I grabbed my trusty Minolta X-370 and rolled down there. And boy, was he right. The names were downright hilarious and although I took quite a few shots of the location, the ones that follow are only a portion of what I could find; the rest are scattered amongst boxes of photographs. (I used to work in photo labs most of my life so you can imagine how many pictures I have.) And it wasn’t until I did some serious investigating that I learned the movie being shot was Friday After Next. Don’t ask me how I figured it out; I guess my Google-Fu was strong that day.