Location, location, location! Los Angeles is a great place to make movies

Jan 14, 2011

Since the dawn of the industry, movie studios have taken advantage of Los Angeles’ favorable climate and versatile architecture and topography to portray every conceivable location. Downtown lofts become Manhattan; Universal City stands in for the hills of Alabama; not to mention the countless times the City of Angels has played itself on the big screen. A trip around LA is a veritable walk through the history of film. Triple threat Hollywood historians Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker and Harry Medved provide a delightful example of that history in their new book Location Filming in Los Angeles. The authors combine their extensive knowledge of film locations and archival photographs to tell the story of where all the magic happened. Do you have a favorite LA spot made famous on film?

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