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S.S. Lane Victory

Looking for a WWII theme day? Maybe you’re spending the day down in San Pedro and want to brush up on your film locations. Maybe you like ships. Whatever the reason, make sure to...

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Film Location Strange New World (1975)

Film Location Strange New World (1975) “To seek out strange new worlds …” – Captain James T. Kirk Warner Archives has recently made available Gene Roddenberry’s “Pax Trilogy”. His post Star trek attempts that...

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Film Location Devil’s Hand (1961)

Film Location Devil’s Hand (1961) This movie has nothing to do with the Devil’s hand, but everything to do with Gamba – the Great Devil-God of Evil! Watch this movie. I got it on...

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Original Der Wienerschnitzel

Craving a corndog? If the answer to the above is ‘Hell Yes’, then head on over to Wilmington for this endearing classic of frankfurter goodness. Founded by John Galardi in 1961, this original stand...

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Murphy Ranch Hike

Murphy Ranch …Los Angeles Lore We’ve all heard the urban legend of the WWII Nazi compound hidden among the canyons of Los Angeles. Right? No? (Just type in los angeles nazi compund into Google.)...

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Film Location Strait-Jacket (1964)

Film Location Strait-Jacket (1964) “Lucy Harbin took an ax, gave her husband 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, gave his girlfriend 41,” I’m a pushover for cute little nursery rhymes, particularly...

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Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum …the selfie mecca. Part of earning your “cheesey” California merit badge, is a visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum.  Say, you find yourself on Hollywood Blvd, and you need a respite...

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Cabazon Dinosaurs

Out on the 10 Freeway, there be dinosaurs. The Cabazon Dinosaurs! During the annual ‘visit grandpa’ trip out to Palm Springs in the 1970s and 1980s, my family would stop at these beasts.  I...

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Bruce Lee Statue

If you are in Chinatown stop by and see the Bruce Lee statue.  The statue was unveiled in June of 2013 and the word was it was going to be stored until a permanent...