Seeing Stars: Where the Movies Were Shot (on Location)
1993 (part 2)
In 1993's "THE LAST
ACTION HERO," Arnold Schwarzenegger
abducts the corpse of a mobster (loaded with explosives) from a rooftop
funeral, and escapes with the help of a glass elevator and a crane, only
to plunge into the "La Brea Tar Pits."
Those scenes were shot in, around, and on top of the Hyatt
Hotel in LongBeach (200 S. Pine Avenue, off Ocean Boulevard). The real
La Brea Tar Pits are 20 miles away, but for the movie, the Rainbow
Lagoon (on the hotel's south side) was transformed into imitation
the 1993 thriller "POINT OF NO RETURN"
(an American re-make of "La Femme Nikita"), assassin Bridget Fonda
dresses as a maid and delivers a cart to a party at a posh hotel, then
leaves. As she exits the building, a bomb (which was hidden in the cart)
explodes, blowing up the entire top floor of the hotel.
That hotel scene was shot at was the HyattRegencyHotel in Century City (2151 Avenue of the
Stars), just south of the Fox Plaza Tower, near 20th
Century Fox Studios.
From that same movie, you can find the blue
& white house where Bridget
Fonda's character lived at 523 Ocean Front Walk
(at Sunset Ave), in Venice, CA.
the scene in 1993's "INDECENT PROPOSAL"
where real estate agent Demi Moore
shows millionaire Robert Redfordthrough
an empty gothic mansion? That was shot inside the historic Greystone mansion,
in Greystone Park (at 905 Loma Vista
Drive, in Beverly Hills).
Other movies filmed in and around the dramatic Doheny mansion and gardens
of Greystone Park include "THE BIG LEBOWSKI"
(1998), "GHOSTBUSTERS II"
(1989), "THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK"
(1987, with Cher, Michelle
Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon,
& Jack Nicholson), "ALL OF
ME" (1984, with Steve Martin
& Lily Tomlin), "THE
LOVED ONE" (1965), "THE DISORDERLY
ORDERLY" (1964, with Jerry Lewis),
"FOREVER AMBER" (1947), and
"DYNASTY: THE MOVIE."
And while we're on the subject of "INDECENT PROPOSAL,"
please note that the grand estate where tycoon Robert Redford
lived was actually the world-famous Huntington Library,
Art Gallery and Gardens (located near Pasadena, at 1151 Oxford
Road, in San Marino)
Also in "INDECENT
PROPOSAL," Demi Moore worked
at a real estate office located in the landmark Crossroads
of the World center, at 6671 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
Crossroads was also the location for Danny DeVito's
office in 1997's "L.A. CONFIDENTIAL."
And finally, in that same movie ("Indecent
proposed to Demi Moore on the
old pier at Paradise Cove
in Malibu (near Point Dume, at 28128 Pacific Coast Highway)