Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Los Angeles

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Close to where “Agent Carter” was filmed (the Isodine Building), the crew for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recorded scenes for the “Todorov” building. At 2413 Firestone Blvd. scenes that took place in Belarus were recorded (S01E04). The street scenes are recorded on the Universal back lot. Even if the production had the budget to go to Zloda in Belarus, it would not have been possible… is is not a real town.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Malibu

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In epidode 3 (S01) of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye has to infiltrate a house in Malta and sabotage a project. Ofcourse the crew did not go to the real country of Malta to shoot some scenes, instead they used a location in Malibu. A private mansion at 26880 Pacific Coast Highway was used, now if you have seen the episode and the mansion looked familiar, the same location was used for “True Blood” and “I love you man”.

X-Files – Long Beach – California

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Another “haunted” location, like Newhall Mansion, for the stars of the X-files, was “The Queen Mary“. This ship was used when Mulder and Scully went to the Bermuda trangle.

These days, the ship is a hotel in Long Beach, the crew stayed in this hotel while shooting the episode. Some of the crew members experienced creepy experiences while staying overnight on the ship….

X-Files – Piru – California

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Only one of the few movies and tv-shows filmed at Newhall Mansion, Piru, California is the X-Files. Mulder and Scully visit a haunted mansion. For the exteriors, Newhall Mansion was used (interiors are not filmed on location). The place is known to be … haunted…..

Newhall has been, and is, a popular site for film/tv production. “Murder, she wrote”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “The Icredible Hulk” and “Charmed” are just a few other productions which used this location.

X-Files – Tustin California – Blimb Base

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In 1942, a huge blimb base (1,000 foot long and 300 foot wide) was build in California. It was not just a home for blimbs, but the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) used it for helicopters as well.

In 1974, a film crew used the hangers to film scenes for “The Hindenburg”, a movie about the tragedy with the Zeppelin with that name. It is the first film recording, but by far the last.

In 1999, the military stoped using the two hangers, one of them might be torn down. One of the hangers was used for climatic scenes in “The X-Files”. The Syndicate was exterminated here by Aliens.

The hanger can also be seen in “JAG”, and although unconfirmed, “Mythbusters”. (if anyone can confirm this, please be kind enough to drop me a line)

 

Griffith Park Tunnel

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Home to so many movies, this small tunnel gets his own post.

Robert Zemeckis used this tunnel for the first two installments of “Back to the Future”, and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (entrance to “ToonTown”).

Before that, in 1983, John Badham featured this tunnel in “War Games” with Matthew Broderick.

More recent, 2016, Marvels Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) was chased through this tunnel by badguys in season two.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – RED Studios Hollywood

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A combination of animation and live action, Robert Zemeckis’ funny movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” is set in Hollywood-1947. But only part of the movie was recorded in this area. Production was set in England at Elstree studios (most of the interior sets were build here).

The exterior of “Maroon Cartoons” studio is in fact in Hollywood and has been a studio for some time. It is known by the name of RED studios, but before that Desilu and Ren-Mar Studio). There is definitely some history there….

Also in LA, at 1130 South Hope street, Eddies office can still be found.

Outbreak – California

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For the town of Cedar Creek, the Californian town of Ferndale was used in “Outbreak”. The bank in Main Street was turned into an Hospital with some movie magic.

The Zaïre scenes were filmed in Hawaii.