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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:37 am

Paul - to add to what you posted regarding the Beverly Garland Inn...it was also used in the beginning of "Hearts of Stone"!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:52 am

Here's another driving scene location found...from "Just My Bill" and maybe a few others:

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See the building in the background? That's the "Race for Life" hospital (although not really a hospital).

This area has changed since the 80's, but I'm fairly certain that this scene has KITT turning right from Lankershim Blvd to Campo de Cahuenga Way, right in front of the Universal City entrance.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:15 am

...and here's another one....Maggie Flynn's office and the location for the power bill vote at the end:

Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
Lat: 34° 3'14.42"N
Long: 118°14'36.41"W

Here's the brick patio on the front. Notice the statue in the background:

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That statue can be seen here:

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Some more:

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And here's the aerial view:

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The red arrow shows the parking garage where KITT goes in...the blue arrow is the entrance to city hall, seen in the above pics and the purple arrow is where KITT was parked.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:48 pm

Good call with the Hearts of Stone spot, Joe! Let's try to keep this going...

I have another Holiday Inn that appeared in an episode, and this one was slightly harder to verify as the surrounding blocks/vacant lots have all undergone redevelopments since it was filmed. Anyway, it's one of my personal favourites: the Holiday Inn located at 150 E. Angeleno Ave, Burbank. It's parking structure was the site where the Minotaur Bomb was hidden in Brother's Keeper.

I'll try to grab some screenshots to go with this and some of my earlier finds through the week!
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:36 am

Season 2: Blind Spot
Scene: chasing suspects

Cross streets: Van Nuys Blvd. and Foothill Blvd. near Freeway 210 & 118 (Sylmar, CA 91342)
Latitude: 34°16'51.26"N, Longitude: 118°24'6.56"W

Comments: This is an easy find. Van Nuys (very clear) and Foothill (less clear) can be spotted.

(Left) KR scenes, (Right) same views today:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:26 am

Knight Rider Archive wrote:The first two pictures are the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, located at 4222 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood. You may recognise it as the location used in "Speed Demons", where Roger Floyd talks to K.I.T.T., and more memorably, Devon reveals his motorcycle skills!

The third picture is an aerial view of the hotel complex from Google Maps; the text I added hasn't come out very well, but another episode was also filmed there: Custom K.I.T.T.! That episode used one of the side blocks, and almost the entire parking lot (round the back) when K.I.T.T. teaches the wannabe thieves a lesson they'll never forget. (Look closely during that sequence and you can see the nearby Universal Black Tower again!)


This is the same hotel appeared in Season 1, "Forget Me Not", where Michael was going after the assassin.

(lower left: in "Forget Me Not"; lower right: in "Speed Demons")
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:34 am

Let's try this one...

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Adrienne's house from "Soul Survivor". I'm afraid there aren't too many clues as to where this one is - the biggest clue is that it appears the ocean is right behind this house...let the search begin!

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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:44 pm

I've found it! Sure of it!

The lots to the left and right of it have been redeveloped, which made this one a lot harder to find. Compare the rooftops of the house and the garage with the screencap. They definitely match, although the driveway has been repaved over the years. If you look at the very first establishing shot of the place in the episode, you can see the corner where the tennis court is located, which doesn't seem to have changed. Another two buildings are also visible looking past K.I.T.T. toward the ocean as Randy opens his door and puts him on remote control -- these appear to match the buildings two/three units away.

Looking past Michael and Devon as they enter the house, a white fence can be seen lining the opposite side of the road past the gate; there appears to be a fence in the same place on Google's Bird's Eye View.

The nitty-gritty: It's located on Birdview Avenue, between Zuma Beach County Park and Point Dume State Beach (where another Knight Rider villain lived -- Eduardo O'Brien in Mouth of the Snake).
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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:56 pm

...and the money shot, from MSN's maps!
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:59 pm

Paul, you never cease to amaze me! Excellent find. With all of these discoveries, I'm going to have to re-do my locations "wish list".

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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:01 pm

BTW one_man, great finds! Nice spot with the Beverley Garland... I must be slipping! Seriously though, it goes to show how often they reused locations, and with different angles and sometimes set dressings how they could make them look completely different! This has to be one of the most fascinating threads to do with the original series in a long time, thanks guys -- keep it up!

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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:06 pm

And Joe, I have plenty on my wish list! A couple of finds yet to post on here (I'll be doing that over the next few days), a few more I'm trying to verify, and lots that I'm looking for! Soon we'll have something for every episode!

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Post by KITTfan » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:47 pm

I've been searching years anything about the Adrianne's house from Google without luck and you found it so quickly, excellent :)
Found some more info about it from http://lalife.com/address/7055_Birdview ... u_CA_90265
7055 Birdview Ave, Malibu, CA 90265-4106
Property Type House
Building Size 4,976 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size 45,682 Sq. Ft.
Year Built 1981
Parcel No. 4468-016-005
Zoning Code R220000*

Can't wait what more locations will be found in this awesome thread :)

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Post by Sue » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:30 am

Of course! The house with the ocean behind it! :roll: -How in the world did you do that Paul? As for wish lists, how bout we try to find all the turbo boost locations. I just went out and got a SLR digital camera so now hopefully my pics will start looking better than the screen grabs.

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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:16 pm

One of my favourite Knight Rider episodes was filmed around the intersection of Selby Avenue and Wilshire Blvd, and it was also the site of one of Knight Rider's most famous Turbo Boosts! (Unfortunately, only in miniature).

This was the location for Cameron Zachary's apartment in "A Good Knight's Work". The first image is the view looking down Selby towards Wilshire; the second is from the other side, and you can just about see the parking structure K.I.T.T. "jumped" from. (Note: Zachary's apartment was located on the 4th floor, Wilshire Corner).
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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:50 pm

Using Google's Street View I've just snapped another couple of shots -- the first is the apartment, the second is a view from the street of both the apartment building and the parking structure!
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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:45 pm

Up next is Gina's place from the same episode ("A Good Knight's Work"). Look carefully in the episode and you see that the adjacent used car lot is located on Lankershim Blvd -- not far from Universal Studios. Gina's apartment complex is just across the way, on Whipple Street.

It's changed a little in the last 25 years -- Gina's apartment building is hidden behind the trees, but from Street View you can see the entrance that features in the show. And it's nice to see Collins' Used Cars is still doing well! Honesty is the best policy!
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Post by Joe Huth » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:04 pm

Paul - I was able to locate Zachary's apartment too, but for the life of me, I could not find Gina's apartment or the car lot! Thanks!

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Post by Sue » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:58 pm

Here are some shots of the San Fernando and Verdugo turbo boost in Burbank.
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Notice the hotel tower peeking up in the back is the same.
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Post by Sue » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:34 pm

And here’s SHADO’s visit to the Holiday Inn.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:17 am

Season 2: Brother's Keeper

This location was posted 4 years ago on:
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by KnightRyderX on Apr 23, 2004 9:31 am
"Brother's Keeper"-Alleyway near Buena Vista Blvd and Magnolia Ave (Burbank, CA)
where KITT and another car did a chase scene. Michael was after the "bad guys" who
were after Peter McCord. In that scene, KITT Turbo Boosts over a wall right behind a
GoodYear tire store (which is still there). To my surprise, the wall was only 3 FEET
high when I saw it in person...though watching it in the episode looked much taller.


Location:
Latitude: 34°10'15.09"N, Longitude: 118°20'21.22"W

Mt View Goodyear Tire Center
2901 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(W Magnolia Blvd & N Catalina St.)

(Left: KR scenes; Right: same views today)
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The lower left image (above) is from the scene where Michael and Peter Mcord
were searching for bomb in the city. This church is across the street
of the Goodyear tire. I 'saw' it when I turned around at the 'Goodyear'
location using Google street view! Here is the location:

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church
2828 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, California 91505
http://www.gbgm-umc.org/magnolia-park-ca/

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Now, let's visit another filming location in this episode.

by Knight Rider Archive on Jun 16, 2008 8:14 am on this thread
- Both filmed at Burton W. Chace Park, Marina del Rey. This is where Michael meets (and saves) Lisa Martinson in Keeper, and is saved from drowning by K.I.T.T. in Racer.


Location:
Latitude: 33°58'36.51"N, Longitude: 118°26'46.71"W

Burton W. Chace Co. Park in Marina del Rey
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, California 90292
http://chacepark.com/
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Finally, here is a familiar scene where Michael and Lisa
ran away from bad guys. This scene appeared in the
opening credit since Season 2. The bench is not there
today. You can see how much the 'thin' tree grew up in
25 years! There was a boathouse in the background after
passing the 'restroom' building on the righthand side :)
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Post by one_man » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:59 am

Sue wrote: ... I believe this location is in an episode somewhere, only I can’t remember what one. I do remember Michael saying something like, he wishes they could be back in LA. The shot was inside KITT with this church and I believe a 76 gas station where the empty lot (with trees) is in the second picture today. At the time I first watched it, I paused it, and you could see in the shot the street sign clearly read Lankershim. That sign would be the one you see here to the right of the church.


St. Charles Borromeo Church
10828 Moorpark St (cross street: Lankershim)
Los Angeles, CA, 91602

Latitude: 34° 9'1.46"N, Longitude: 118°21'56.31"W

This scene appeared in Season 2, "Merchants of Death", where Michael picked up Camela.
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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:31 am

Next up: The Three Shells restaurant and pier from "Return To Cadiz"! You can see from the attached bird's eye shots that neither one has changed in the last 25 years. They're located on Paradise Cove, Santa Monica Bay, Malibu. The pier can be seen behind David in the "Starring David Hasselhoff" title shot in seasons 2 and 3 (filmed during the making of "Cadiz"). Sue... Keep SHADO away from the pier!

Paradise Cove was also the location where John finds K.A.R.R. in "K.I.T.T. Vs. K.A.R.R."
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:56 am

More great finds!!! Here's some from "Killer KITT":

The Convention Center that KITT crashes into:
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is actually the Industry Hills Sheraton, 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City of Industry, ca
Lat: 34° 1'11.46"N
Long: 117°55'38.21"W

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Next up, the pier used at the beginning of the episode:
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is the Malibu Pier, 22998 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
Lat: 34° 2'13.77"N
Long: 118°40'36.03"W

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Some other shots:
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Here's the Malibu Inn, which can be seen in the one screenshot above!
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Next...Killer KITT nearly killing Michael...

"Michael Knight sighted, attack mode engaged!"
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KITT 360's:

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The Snack Shack (see buildings in background to compare - obviously, the shack isnt there anymore!):
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And here's where this is:
KITT drives down Huston St, MK gets on KITT's hood at intersection of Huston St and Hazeltine Ave. KITT turns left onto Hazeltine and into baseball fields in Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park where he crashes into the snack shack.
Lat: 34° 9'33.75"N
Long: 118°26'23.90"W

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:17 am

...and here's one more from "Killer KITT":

The location of the crossing guard scene:

Intersection of Magnolia Blvd and Hazeltine Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA:

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