establishing shot of the real Orange County
was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 20 of Season one: "The Telenova"
are looking at what (on the show) was supposed to be an aerial shot
of the Cohen and Cooper homes.
But it's not really those Malibu
homes - even though the one home does rather resemble the Cohen
In fact, the houses you see here are located at the east end of the St.
George Road cul-de-sac
off Royal Saint George Road, on the northeast
side of the Big Canyon Country Club
community in Newport Beach, across from (northeast) of Newport
Fashion Square mall.
These "establishing shots" of Orange County are not locations
where The O.C. is actually filmed.
The O.C. is not really filmed in Orange County - it is filmed in
Los Angeles County. These "establishing shots"
are brief aerial snapshots of actual Orange County locations, which the
producers drop into the show to add color and
to help create the illusion that we are seeing the real Orange County.
I have included this list of their "establishing shots"
to supplement the main list of actual filming
locations. You can tell the difference by color: the actual filming
pages are gold, while the "establishing shot" pages are blue.
To see a list of the L.A.
locations where The O.C. is actually filmed,
click on the OC Filming Locations logo below.
By Episode - By Category -
By Geographical Location - Clickable Map
of All O.C. Locations - Establishing Shots
screenshots from the show and all related characters & elements are
trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
All other photos & text are copyright 2006 © Gary J. Wayne and
may not be used without written permission.
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