• Filming Location,  Tour,  TV

    Frank’s Bagels from “Grace and Frankie”

    LOCATION The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on the grounds of Paramount Studios, which stands in for Frank’s Bagels in the third-season finale of “Grace and Frankie”. ADDRESS Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudios.com STORY & PHOTOS Netflix’s great comedy “Grace and Frankie”, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, films at Hollywood’s Paramount Studios, and production makes great use of the studio lot. For instance, in the thirteenth episode of the third season, Sol (Sam Waterston) leads a protest of Frank’s Bagels. Frank’s is the best bagel place in town, but unfortunately is owned a run by a bigot (who’d protested the play…

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Miss Patty’s Barn from “Gilmore Girls”

    LOCATION Miss Patty’s Barn in the fictional Stars Hollow, where Miss Patty (Liz Torres) teaches her dance classes, where town meetings are held, and where Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Dean (Jared Padalecki) accidentally fall asleep after a dance and get in major trouble with Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Emily (Kelly Bishop). ADDRESS Warner Brothers Studio 3400 W Riverside Drive Burbank, CA wbstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS Part of the charm of beloved dramedy “Gilmore Girls” is the world in which it exists – the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. Based on real Connecticut towns, Stars Hollow is a cute and charming place where everybody knows your name (and probably all…

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Brass Ring Jewelers from “Hart of Dixie”

      LOCATION Brass Ring Jewelers, a jewelry store in fictional Bluebell, Alabama, from “Hart of Dixie”. ADDRESS Warner Brothers Studio 3400 W Riverside Drive Burbank, CA wbstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS In the first-season episode “Snowflakes and Soulmates”, a disoriented Brick (Tim Matheson) goes into the jewelry shop to inquire about patching up a vintage veil for Lemon to wear at her elopement to George.

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Paramount’s Production Park from “Rizzoli & Isles”

      LOCATION Production Park, an area within the production, writing, and directing buildings on Paramount’s lot, which has been used in “Rizzoli & Isles” and “NCIS: LA”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS One thing that movie studios keep in mind is that they want to be able to use any part of their lots for filming purposes. That means that even offices and landscaping are done with filming in mind. Production Park at Paramount is a good example. It’s a courtyard surrounded by buildings that once housed actors, directors, and producers — including Alfred Hitchcock’s former office. The buildings are built in a…

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Wade and Zoe’s Pond from “Hart of Dixie”

      LOCATION:  The pond between Wade’s cabin and Zoe’s carriage house on “Hart of Dixie”. ADDRESS: Warner Brothers Studio 3400 W Riverside Dr Burbank, CA wbstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS: “Hart of Dixie” is all about Southern living… but it’s not filmed in Alabama. The Bluebell scenes are filmed at Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, CA. In fictional Bluebell, there’s a little pond between Zoe’s carriage house and Wade’s cabin. It made a pretty special appearance in episode 104, “In Havoc and In Heat”, when Zoe fantasized about Wade walking slowly out of the water in a wet t-shirt.

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Boston Police Department from “Rizzoli & Isles”

      LOCATION The exterior of the Boston Police Department as seen on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” is set on the New England streets of Boston, MA, but it’s filmed thousands of miles west at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA.

  • Filming Location,  Movies,  Tour,  TV

    Paramount VIP Studio Tour

    Film and television buffs will not want to miss a tour of storied Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Once home to Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball, and costume designer extraordinaire Edith Head, there’s a ton of history on the lot, as well as plenty of sights from more recent productions, like “Glee”, “Rizzoli and Isles”, and “Community”. Like Warner Brothers, Paramount offers a regular studio tour and an extended, more in-depth tour. Here’s the lowdown on Paramount’s four-and-a-half-hour VIP Tour.

  • Filming Location,  Movies,  Tour,  TV

    Universal Studios VIP Experience

    Despite being in the L.A.-area for a couple of weeks each year, I’d managed to never take the Universal Studios studio tour. I think it’s because I knew that at some point in the tour JAWS would happen, and I am terrified of sharks so it kept me away. But this year I got brave and embarked on the VIP tour with my cousin Alana.

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Toby and Jenna’s house from “Pretty Little Liars”

    LOCATION The house where Toby and Jenna lived on “Pretty Little Liars”… you know, before it got blown up. ADDRESS Warner Brothers Studio 3400 W Riverside Drive Burbank, CA wbstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS You know what they say: “never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret”. One of the secrets of “Pretty Little Liars” is that the whole town of Rosewood is created on the Warner Brothers Studio lot in Burbank, CA. On the one hand, none of the places the girls go aren’t real; on the other hand, you can visit them all by taking the Warner Brothers Studio tour.

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Noel Kahn’s cabin from “Pretty Little Liars”

    LOCATION Noel Kahn’s cabin, where annual parties are held in Rosewood. ADDRESS Warner Brothers Studio 3400 W Riverside Drive Burbank, CA wbstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS You know what they say: “never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret”. One of the secrets of “Pretty Little Liars” is that the whole town of Rosewood is created on the Warner Brothers Studio lot in Burbank, CA. On the one hand, none of the places the girls go aren’t real; on the other hand, you can visit them all by taking the Warner Brothers Studio tour.