Andy Griffith lake Part 3

In the first video I took you to the lake from Studio City. In this video I’ll take you down the other side of the mountain and show you how to get there from Beverly Hills.


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Andy Griffith lake Part 2

In this video we search for water at the lake from the Andy Griffith Show.


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Directions to the lake from Andy Griffith

In this video I take you from Studio City to the lake from the Andy Griffith Show.


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Nightmare On Elm Street House #1.

The house used to film the exterior shots of Nancy’s house on the horror classic A nightmare On Elm Street is not located on Elm Street. In fact it is just off the busy street Sunset Blvd. near the Hollywood entertainment district. The house looks pretty much the same as in the movie which was made in 1984. The house for Nancy’s boyfriend played by Johnny Depp is located across the street as portrayed in the movie.

Nancy’s house from A Nightmare on Elm Street  is located at  1428 North Genesee Avenue in Hollywood. If you make a left off Sunset Blvd. the house is on your left hand side.


House as it appears in the movie

House as it appears today

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Sid Grauman’s Grave

Sidney Patrick Grauman (March 17, 1879 – March 5, 1950) was an American showman who created one of Southern California’s most recognizable and visited landmarks, Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

The forecourt still contains the now-famous celebrity hand and footprints in cement. The tradition began by accident, while the finishing touches were being put on the Chinese Theatre. Two versions of the story have been published; one has Mary Pickford as the actress who stepped in the wet cement on her way to see Sid Grauman’s new building, and the other credits Norma Talmadge(who was the first to leave her prints) with the misstep. Grauman decided it was a wonderful way to have a permanent record of the stars, and began inviting selected film personalities to put their hand and footprints in concrete. Grauman himself made the choices; the tradition continued after his death using a secret system for choosing celebrities.

Grauman was not the sole owner of the Chinese Theatre, even though it bears his name. His business partners in the venture were Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Howard Schenck. Two years after its opening, he sold his share of the theater to Fox West Coast Theatres, but remained its Managing Director for the rest of his life. Over four million people visit the Chinese Theatre yearly.

Grauman, who never married, was devoted to his mother. She was the only non-celebrity whose imprints were taken for display; after Rosa’s death, Grauman kept all of her personal effects. While Grauman was very closely connected with the motion picture industry, he never appeared in a film until a year before his death, where he had a cameo appearance. Living for 35 years at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel, Grauman spent the last six months of his life at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but not because of illness. Grauman liked being at Cedars and would leave to eat out at various premiere restaurants and return to the hospital to sleep.

Grauman died of a coronary occlusion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 5, 1950. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California in the Sanctuary of Benediction.

Sid Grauman

Sid Grauman’s Grave

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Clark Gable’s Grave

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960), known as Clark Gable, was an American film actor most famous for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. His performance earned him his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; he won for It Happened One Night (1934) and was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). Later movies included Run Silent, Run Deep, a submarine war film, and his final film, The Misfits (1961), which paired Gable with Marilyn Monroe, also in her last screen appearance. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the greatest male stars of all time.

Gable appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford, who was his favorite actress to work with, was partnered with Gable in eight films, Myrna Loy worked with him seven times, and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. He also starred with Lana Turner in four features, and with Norma Shearer and Ava Gardner in three each. In the mid-1930s, Gable was often named the top male movie star, and second only to the top box-office draw of all, Shirley Temple.

Gable died at Cedars Sinai hospital in West Hollywood on November 16, 1960, from a coronary thrombosis ten days after suffering a severe heart attack at age 59. There was speculation that Gable’s physically demanding role in The Misfits contributed to his sudden death soon after filming was completed. In an interview with Louella Parsons, published soon after Gable’s death, Kay Gable said, “It wasn’t the physical exertion that killed him. It was the horrible tension, the eternal waiting, waiting, waiting. He waited around forever, for everybody. He’d get so angry that he’d just go ahead and do anything to keep occupied.” Monroe said that she and Kay had become close during the filming and would refer to Clark as “Our Man”, while Arthur Miller, observing Gable on location, noted that “no hint of affront ever showed on his face”. Others have blamed Gable’s crash diet before filming began. The 6’1″ Gable weighed about 190 pounds  at the time of Gone with the Wind, but by his late 50s, he weighed 230 pounds. To get in shape for The Misfits, he dropped to 195 lbs.

Gable is interred in The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California beside his third wife, Carole Lombard. His grave is in a private area that only family can access but you can see it from the entrance to the area. Enter the Great Mausoleum and tell the person at the front you are there to see the Last Supper(which I recommend) In the seating area you will find the Sanctuary of Trust. If you look about halfway down on the right side you will see it about 2 rows from the bottom.

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John Wayne’s Grave









Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades, and was named the all-time top money-making star. An enduring American icon, he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height.

Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa but his family relocated to the greater Los Angeles area when he was four years old. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to USC as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he mostly appeared in small bit parts. His first leading role came in the widescreen epic The Big Trail (1930), which led to leading roles in numerous films throughout the 1930s, many of them in the western genre. His career rose to further heights in 1939, with John Ford’s Stagecoach making him an instant superstar. Wayne would go on to star in 142 pictures, primarily typecast in Western films.

Among his best known later films are The Quiet Man (1952), which follows him as an Irish-American boxer and his love affair with a fiery spinster played by Maureen O’Hara; The Searchers (1956), in which he plays a Civil War veteran who seeks out his abducted niece; Rio Bravo (1959), playing a Sheriff with Dean Martin; True Grit (1969), playing a humorous U.S. Marshal who sets out to avenge a man’s death in the role that won Wayne an Academy Award; and The Shootist (1976), his final screen performance in which he plays an aging gunslinger battling cancer.

Wayne moved to Orange County, California in the 1960s, and was a prominent Republican in Hollywood, supporting anti-communist positions. He died of stomach cancer in 1979. In June 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Screen Legends of All Time.

His grave is far from Hollywood. In his last years he moved to Newport Beach and spent much of his time on his boat. After his first bout with cancer he needed the fresh air the ocean provided. He is laid to rest in Pacific View Cemetary in Newport Beach. To find his grave enter through the main gates and make a left at the fork. At the top of the hill you will see two identical mausoleums. Park between these two mausoleums and turn your back to them. You should be facing a grassy slope and looking towards a reservoir. The slope is called “Bayview Terrace” walk down six rows and you will find the Duke’s marker.

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