Seeing Stars: Where the Movies Were Shot (on Location)



PART  13

Filming locations of TV Shows,
Made-for-TV Movies & Music Videos.




"The Goldbergs"

So, where is the Goldberg family home?

There were actually two different Goldberg houses used for this 2014 sitcom.

They used one house for the pilot, but then switched
to a new house for the rest of the episodes.

Here is the blue & white house you're most likely to recognize,
in a scene where Barry has gotten stuck in the tree out front.



And here is a
Google StreetView of that house in real life - including the tree:


You'll find it at 3071 Earlmar Drive in west Los Angeles.
(that's in Cheviot Hills, between Culver City and Century City)

         

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]




But for the first pilot episode only, they originally used
a brick house in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley:



You'll find that first one at 4545 Del Moreno Drive, in Woodland Hills.

Here's a Google StreetView of that pilot house.
(although the trees block most of the view)

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]

For that same first episode of the Goldbergs, here are a few of the other locations:

  • The "House of Waffles", where Pops took Adam (to work on "Operation Waffle Girl"),
    is actually a diner called Pann's, at 6710 S. La Tijera Blvd.  [StreetView]

  • Barry's unsuccessful driving lesson with his dad (& the resulting  traffic jam) was shot driving south down the 400 block of S. Myrtle Ave, in Monrovia, CA.  [StreetView]

  • When Pops crashes his car into a burger drive-thru: that was actually Jim's Burgers,
    at 1901 E 1st Street (at State Street), in East Los Angeles.
      [StreetView]





Another new ABC sitcom arriving in 2014 was "Black-ish",
featuring another family trying to cope with life in the suburbs.


As usual, they live in a "Leave It to Beaver"-style home, that is
TV's idea of the kind of house that middle-class families can afford:



Not only does it somewhat resemble the Goldberg home, it too is located in the
San Fernando Valley (about 10 miles east of the Goldberg place).

You'll find it at 4175 Stansbury Avenue, in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Here is a Google StreetView of the home:



         

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]







The 2014 cop sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is, as the
title suggests, supposed to take place in Brooklyn.

So naturally, it is filmed completely in Los Angeles.

But, ironically, the one location that probably stands out in viewers'
minds, is the exterior of the
police station:


And it is just an establishing shot which actually was taken in Brooklyn,
but is then just dropped  into the middle of all the normal L.A.
footage (at regular intervals) to give the illusion that they're in NY.

For the record, if you happen to be in New York, you can find the
building (which is
the Brooklyn 78th Precinct Police station) at
65 6th Ave (at Bergen Street), in Brooklyn.


Here's a Google StreetView of that actual station:




Some other "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" locations include:

  • In the weekly opening credits, there is a brief city street scene, which is supposed to be New York. It isn't. That scene was actually shot on the 500 block of S. Broadway, in downtown Los Angeles, as 'Detective Jake Peralta' (Andy Samberg) crosses from the west side of Broadway to the east side.

    That credits clip was excerpted from the very first scene in the pilot (episode 1), where Jake is doing a monologue from "Donnie Brasco" as he walks in slow motion across Broadway.


    He is then seen (with Detective Amy Santiago) inside an electronics store, where (after showing his face on a dozen big-screen TVs as part of the joke) Jake solves the robbery case by discovering that there's a nanny-cam hidden in a stuffed bear,  which has captured video of the suspects caught in the act. In real life, that storefront electronics store is "L.A. Superstar", at 528 S. Broadway, in downtown L.A., in what was once the Cameo Theatre.  [StreetView]

    ( Downtown L.A. often poses as New York in Hollywood's movies and TV shows, since its older tall buildings and narrow streets resemble parts of NYC.  "Castle", in particular, makes frequent use of downtown L.A.'s streets &  alleys. )

    • Later, in that same first episode, the detectives go to "Morgantheau's apartment" (seen at 8:31), while investigating a murder scene involving an expensive ham.  The brick exterior of that apartment building was actually the former Case Hotel, a 1924 building which is now a YWCA/Jobs Corps. You'll find it at 1106 S. Broadway, in L.A.  [StreetView]


    • But the later scene (at 13:40), inside "Beneficio's" deli, where they expose the owner/butcher as the ham-coveting murderer, was shot inside the Monte Carlo Italian Deli, at 3103 W. Magnolia Blvd, in Burbank [StreetView]




The short-lived ABC sitcom, "Mixology" is still available for streaming on Netflix.

The entire show was set in a single bar on a single night. If you've seen the show,
and wonder if that nightclub is real, the answer is yes - and no.

The first (pilot) episode of "Mixology" was shot at a very real restaurant/lounge
named Beso, at
6350 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood.
( It's owned by "Desperate Housewives" alum
Eva Longoria )

But, as is Hollywood's custom, they quickly built a replica of the bar as  a set,
back at the studio, so they wouldn't have to keep running back to the actual
restaurant. And that set is what you see most often. And to complicate things,
the set isn't an identical copy; it's simply inspired by Beso's general look.
So it's often hard to tell what is real and what is not.

You can read more about Beso's here: besohollywood.com

Here is a photo of Beso's actual interior:
(You'll note that the white marble-topped bar and leather stools look familiar.)



Here is a Google StreetView of Beso's exterior.

         



On the Showtime series "Masters of Sex" (about sex researchers Masters &
Johnson), the Masters'  '50s-style home is supposed to be in St. Louis, Missouri.

In reality, you will find it at at 3508 Meier Street,
in the Mar Vista section of west Los Angeles,
(between Culver City & Venice).

Here is a Google StreetView of house.

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]


         

Likewise, the maternity hospital seen below, supposedly at Washington University,
is actually the west side of the Thalberg Building, at the former MGM Studio,
which is now Sony Studios, at 10202 W. Washington Blvd, in Culver City, CA.

( You can see the Thalberg Building, and much more, on a tour of Sony Studios. )

         




Click on the links below for entire pages full of new TV locations:



Detailed locations for the new CBS series, "Extant", starring Halle Berry.


See the locations for the show "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D".



See a page of locations for the show "Teen Wolf".

See a page of locations for the show "Scandal".

Switched At Birth

See a page of locations for the new
The Fosters

See a page of locations for the show


You can find the first five seasons' filming locations
for the HBO series
"TRUE BLOOD" by clicking the image above.






You can find all the filming locations for all eight seasons of
the Showtime series
"DEXTER" by clicking the image above.






             

* Locations marked by an asterisk (*) may be located in areas with high crime rates.
Exercise reasonable caution.


For information about watching TV sitcoms being taped live in the studio, see the separate page about getting tickets to live TV tapings.





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