Filming Location,  TV

Los Altos Apartments from “Transparent” and “Angel”

 

LOCATION

Los Altos Apartments is used for the exterior of the apartment building where Ali (Gaby Hoffman) lives on “Transparent”. It was also the exterior of the Hyperion Hotel on “Angel”.

ADDRESS

Los Altos Apartments
4121 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
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STORY & PHOTOS

Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning dramedy “Transparent” is set in Los Angeles and uses the city to set a rich backdrop for its stories. The characters and settings are so L.A.; it’s a case of a show making great use of its filming locations.

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Ali lives in a mid-city apartment, and producers use the Los Altos Apartments as the exterior of her building.

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The building has an interesting history, and stars like Clara Bow, Mae West, and Bette Davis all lived there at one point or another. It has also been seen on the show “Angel”, standing in for the Hyperion Hotel, which becomes the group’s de facto home base beginning in the second season.

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It looks much the same in real life:

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STORY & PHOTO CREDITS

Written by Christina LeBlanc
Location photos by Christina LeBlanc and Alex Jackman

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