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    Princeton University from “A Beautiful Mind”

    LOCATION Princeton University, the real-life college of John Nash, plays itself in the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, which chronicles Nash’s life. ADDRESS Princeton University Princeton, NJ princeton.edu STORY & PHOTOS 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four, including Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Connelly, Best Director for Ron Howard, and Best Picture. The based-on-a-true-story film chronicles the life of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician whose life is not all that it seems.

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    Lynn Bracken’s house from “L.A. Confidential”

    LOCATION The house where Kim Basinger’s character Lynn Bracken lives in “L.A. Confidential”. ADDRESS 501 Wilcox Avenue Los Angeles, CA Note: this is a private home. It’s okay to take photos from the street but be sure not to trespass or disturb the residents in any way! STORY & PHOTOS 1997’s “L.A. Confidential” is one of my favorite movies, based on one of my favorite books (by James Ellroy), and I think it’s one of the best book-to-film adaptations I’ve seen. I’m in love with the whole “L.A. Confidential” thing.

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    Hollywood Center Motel from “L.A. Confidential”

    LOCATION A seedy motel where a dead body is found in “L.A. Confidential”. ADDRESS Hollywood Center Motel 6720 W Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA STORY & PHOTOS 1997’s “LA Confidential,” an old-Hollywood murder mystery starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger, exposes the seedy underbelly of scandal, police corruption, and tabloid journalism, and won two Academy Awards. Living up to its name, the film was shot almost entirely in Los Angeles and Hollywood, and at some legendary Hollywood landmarks.