Filming Location,  TV

The Culver Hotel from “Arrested Development”

LOCATION

The Culver Hotel, which stood in as a bar frequented by lawyers on “Arrested Development”; it’s where Michael (Jason Bateman) meets Maggie Lizer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

ADDRESS

Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA


STORY & PHOTOS

In episode 116, “Altar Egos”, Michael (Jason Bateman) goes to a bar to try to read a plea deal his father has been offered, but he can’t concentrate. Gob (Will Arnett) convinces him to blow off some steam and have a one-night stand. Michael then meets Maggie Lizer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), proceeds to introduce himself as a maritime lawyer named Chareth Cutestory, gets them both drunk and takes her home.

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The Culver Hotel in Culver City, CA, stood in for the exterior of the lawyer-friendly bar Deliberations.

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Inside the hotel is Munchkin’s, the restaurant where Kitty (Judy Greer) claimed Michael was threatening her (and then, of course, flashed him) in episode 118, “Missing Kitty”:

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It looks like they set the restaurant area up against the left wall, in front of the windows that face the Pacific Theatres.

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(The Culver Hotel actually has a rich history; it’s where many of the Wizard of Oz bit players – including the Munchkins, hence the hotel restaurant’s name – stayed while filming the movie at the nearby studio.)

Say goodbye to these, Michael!


STORY & PHOTO CREDITS

Written by Christina LeBlanc
Location photos by Christina LeBlanc

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