Some of the most famous locations in Los Angeles!


Filming location of many movie classics!

Los Angeles is world famous for its sandy beaches and its deep blue, sparkling Pacific. However, the city offers a great and popular movie scenery in addition to its many famous sights and beautiful landscapes.

From science fiction, action, romances to horror, every day film crews are out and about in the city. They shoot scenes for movies, TV shows, music videos and of course also for advertising.

The Griffith Observatory!

This is certainly one of the most famous film locations in Los Angeles and seen in many films. For example, scenes for Terminator , Transformers or Star Trek were shot here. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosslin dance through the planetarium in La La Land .

The observatory was best known for the movie Rebel Without a Cause (because they do not know what they are doing). The memorial statue of the main character James Dean. is located on the west side of the site.

The film classic Pretty Woman with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the lead role is one of the most successful romantic love comedies. Numerous scenes were filmed in Beverly Hills, including a shopping spree by Vivian on Rodeo Drive . But of course in the hotel she stayed in, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Many prominent guests such as the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama, John Lennon or Elvis Presley hosted the hotel.

The theater was the scene for scenes from the movie Singin, in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. This music film, which tells the love story of Don And Kathy with the world-famous theme song, is referred to as the greatest musical of all time.

This stretch of beach can be seen in many film productions such as American Pie 2 or Lethal Weapon 4. For these films were built there near the pier facades of beach houses or a lighthouse.

James Garner lived here for the series Detektic Rockford in a beach house and many scenes for Britney Spears Sometimes Music Video were also shot here.

Paradise Cove may well have had the best-known appearance in the film An Immoral Offering with Demi Moore and Robert Redford, because scenes from this movie and also the movie's end on the pier were filmed here.

Beverly Hills is home to many stars and starlets and is very popular as a movie set. The city's postcode has become the most famous in the world through the Beverly Hill 90210 series starring Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty.

Also Beverly Hills Cop, of course, was shot mostly in Beverly Hills and it shows many of the city's well-known spots. Eddie Murphy walks through the city's palm-fringed streets and Beverly Hills City Hall. He races down Sunset Boulevard towards the Beverly Hills Hotel , also known as The Pink Palace. Of course you can see in the movie the Rodeo Drive with some well-known stores, such as Louis Vuitton .

These were a few locations in Los Angeles, but there are many more. To show everyone in a post would go beyond the scope, so there is definitely a sequel.


  • Thanks for the great summary. To be honest, I have never really dealt with what exactly was shot. Of course I was able to arrange some places but I have not thought more about it yet.

    If I'm in Los Angeles, I'll have to run the whole building. 🙂

    All the best,

  • Oh cool, because you feel reminded of the good old movies. Thanks for the great post

  • again a super nice insight and a very cool contribution idea dear Sigrid 🙂
    I also recognize some locations directly! I would definitely be interested in seeing them live!

    Best regards too,
    ❤ Tina from

  • I always love to visit the cake! It always has a great effect and is super interesting 🙂
    Greetings Melissa

  • I like to visit such spots on vacation. I would like to feel like Pretty Woman in the bathtub. <3
    best regards

  • Hach, how would I like to walk through Wisteria Lane! I find filming locations always super interesting, but since we travel with caravan and dogs, LA is a long way off. However, I have made a trip to German Hollywood for this year and will then report on my blog about it.

    Best regards


  • Thanks for the interesting contribution! Super summarized and some I recognize so again, has certainly something to see the whole live.

    Lg from Norway

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    Yes, how cool, I always find such locations exciting. Back in London, I ran out of Harry Potter locations to see everything
    Ironman 3 was shot at the Chinese Theater, right? It certainly reminds me a lot.

    Greetings Anni from

  • Oh that must be awesome to see such locations live. I would like to experience that too! 🙂

    Best regards,

  • Hey my love!
    Great post, just interesting for me, because I was never in the US and see the whole scenes just always in the movies! 😉

    best regards

  • The Observatory from Lala Land is really a beautiful location, I was already excited during the film - more than the film itself. 🙂 The other locations are not unknown to me. I'm not surprised that you have to do a sequel. I'm looking forward. Sincerely, Michaela

  • How great. Then you're right in the middle of your favorite movie. That's definitely on my list. I think that's great

  • Great overview for all movie and movie fans planning to visit LA! I can imagine that there is so much to see there, that you have to select well, what you look at, so that it does not become too much. And you can put yourself in his favorite movies. Great thing! 🙂

  • Oh those are great locations. I find something always exciting where and how films were made.
    Thank you for the nice idea.

    LG Jasmine

  • It has to be so cool to get past all these places. When I'm in LA, I'll definitely watch them 🙂
    dearest greetings
    Dorie from

  • Wiede great contribution! Nice to see the whole movie. I like the beach very much!

  • Thanks for the great insights. Maybe someday I'll make it to the west coast.
    best regards
    Anja from

  • Dear Sigrid,

    a great summary! I was more by chance at all the places you introduce in your post. Only the Griffith Observatory I do not know. This will be on my To Do list for the next time!

    Have a nice evening!

  • Since I would like to start immediately to the west coast! These locations are great! That has a very special attraction to be even at this point. Like Pretty Woman I've always felt on Rodeo Drive ... just missing Richard Gere and his credit card ;-)!

    Beautiful evening!

  • I always find that totally exciting, if you recognize filming locations again or just visit them live afterwards. The neighborhood in which I live, is now also almost little Hollywood. In the meantime quite a few shoots for TV series take place here.
    best regards
    Salvia from Liebstöckelschuh

  • Thanks for the great summary. You are taken right and feel like you are there. Thanks for the trip.

    Best regards, Bea.

  • Darling, I blogging - now

    How cool is that?
    Since you've certainly fulfilled a real dream right?
    So I'd really like to go there too. It looks so exciting.

    Love from,

    • Actually my son fulfilled this dream for us, because he lives in LA. That's why we travel to California every year.
      best regards

  • Great listing. And since it is soon for me to go to LA, I am determined by this one or the other live 🙂


  • That's interesting 🙂 I always find it great to look behind the scenes! Nice that you have given us such a small listing 🙂
    Have a nice day!

    Love Linni

  • Totally cool and very interesting.
    That must have been a great feeling to be in all these places!

    Many greetings

  • Super nice contribution, especially because such a place then awakens memories of the film, the moment, 🙂
    If I'm ever in the US, I'll take your tips to heart!

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