The City of Angeles aptly called Los Angeles is at the centre of the entertainment industry known as Hollywood. It therefore comes as no surprise that this location serves as home to some of the most frequently filmed places in the scenes of movies, commercials and TV series. Some of these locations have been featured a good number of times and may or may not be easy to count after all. This is Hollywood where several films have been shot and experiencing a feeling of déjà vu is only natural as you have most likely seen those places before. Here are 4 of our favorites:
The popular of the Griffith Observatory goes as far back as the 80’s time period. It is not surprising to find out that this also happens to be a popular tourist spot for individuals looking to bask in the thrill of Hollywood sights. Ever since its opening in the year 1935, this location has seen its own fair share of filming from James Dean movie “Rebel without a Cause” that saw the location make an appearance with its actual name intact and not as city hall or public building. The famous knife fight of the James Dean movies occurred on the large patio of this building. Other notable mentions include the arrival of Arnold Schwarzenegger in is naked Terminator form from the future where he eventually demands for the clothes of a couple of bystanders, Charlie’s Angels 2 was also a movie that made use of the Observatory for its action sequence.
From Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role in True Lies, hot scenes from Rain Man, action movies like In the Line of Fire and romantic movies like Forget Paris and Blue Thunder, The Bonaventure is a famous Los Angeles location for filming thanks to its luxurious outlook. Most people would probably remember the hotel as the place where Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in True Lies rode a horse into the lobby and up an elevator. Even the hotel takes pride in its glory as a feature of films as it has plaque inside the elevators what film was shot there.
Remember the movie that has Julia Roberts play the role of call girl and Patrick Gere as the bored rich millionaire? The popular movie Pretty Woman makes use of theBeverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills to shoot the famous scene of Patrick Gere and Julia Roberts falling in love. The hotel is as depicted in the movie as it is as glamorous in real life. This classic hotel happens to be the location for a lot of movies. It also made a feature in the movie Sex and the City.
When talking about Los Angeles filming locations, it is hard not to include the Beverly Hills landmarks, restaurants and hotels have they have made a lot of appearances in big screen movies. From popular television series like Entourage that showcased the Beverly Hills Sign in at least one in five episodes to the popular Eddie Murphy movie Beverly Hills Cop that saw us take a ride through Rodeo Drive and various popular spots. The Beverly Wilshire is showcased as the hotel where Julia Roberts’ Vivian Ward all but moves in with Edward Lewis played by Richard Gere.