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Re: Locations ?

Post by FalconCrest » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:38 am

I am attaching screen captures from "Falcon Crest" and a few of the best shots I took when I visited Arden Villa in 2004.


Arden Villa was featured in the following "Falcon Crest" episodes:

# 069 (season 4 - episode 1; 1984-85) as
(1) the Riebmann House in Buenos Aires/Argentina (front, interiors)
(2) the Crane House near the Hudson River, New York (Southern terrace and pool)

# 070 (season 4 - episode 2; 1984-85) as
the Riebmann House in Buenos Aires/Argentina (front, driveway, grassy area near the pond, interiors)

# 212 (season 9 - episode 7; 1989-90) as
the Sharpe House in the Tuscany Valley north of San Francisco (front, driveway)


I hope you will enjoy the photos. In case anyone of you guys living in L.A. can identify the "courthouse" (or whatever it may be) I am looking for, please let me know. Thanks!
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Re: Locations ?

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Re: Locations ?

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Re: Locations ?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:45 pm

Great stuff, TJ, thanks! One of my lifelong dreams is to visit Arden Villa...not sure if it'll ever happen, but hey, I can dream.

Can you tell us a bit about your visit? How did it happen, thoughts on the property, etc?

Thanks so much!
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Alex » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:14 pm

FalconCrest, this is beautiful! I liked to see the house and Arden Villa is a mansion house.

It is spectacular! Thank you.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by FalconCrest » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:26 pm

I went to Arden Villa with two business partners in 2004 when we were on a research trip to Los Angeles for the first volume of our then-new newsletter series "FALCON CRESTers Tell It All!". Our research trip included visiting many of the L.A. based filming locations of "Falcon Crest" and the two studios where it was shot (Warner Bros. and CBS) as well as meetings for interviews with many cast & crew members.

We had a great time at Arden Villa because almost every spot reminded us of the great, classic television shows from the 1908's -- whether it be "Falcon Crest" (where they shot all over the estate), "Knight Rider" (as you probably know a lot better than I do), "Dynasty" (where they shot the famous catfight scene with Joan Collins and Linda Evans in the pond and also used the pool, the Southern terrace, the gate and the driveway as a substitute for the Filoli Estate), "Flamingo Road" (a really weird, but interesting show where Arden Villa posed as David Selby's residence -- many interior shots, in particular) or many other 1980's shows. I sort of relived the scenes of all those shows I remembered when I was there, and I tried to take pictures from almost the same angle as I remembered them from TV. What an experience!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:23 pm

Joe Huth wrote:Great stuff, TJ, thanks! One of my lifelong dreams is to visit Arden Villa...not sure if it'll ever happen, but hey, I can dream.

Can you tell us a bit about your visit? How did it happen, thoughts on the property, etc?

Thanks so much!
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Joe, I felt so lucky living in S. California and my dreams have come true :)
I went to the desert ending location again last weekend (4/4/2009).
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11678#p137891

I finally saw the ridges covered with snow, which pretty much confirms the desert ending
scene was filmed between Mar-May 1982 (27 years ago!).
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That location was after my visit (same day) to an airwolf filming location, where Hawke played cello 25 years ago!
Lake Hemet 33°40'11.68"N 116°41'38.12"W
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Re: Locations ?

Post by kitt1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:08 pm

one_man,
It looks like the water level in the lake is very low. So...what happened to the dock? Also, is there an actual cabin nearby that they filmed at as well?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:55 pm

kitt1 wrote:one_man,
It looks like the water level in the lake is very low. So...what happened to the dock? Also, is there an actual cabin nearby that they filmed at as well?

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kitt1, thanks for asking. the dock was long gone (perhaps right after the series in the 80's),
and the actual cabin was at a different location. more info is available at:
http://www.airwolf.me.uk/cabin.php

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Re: Locations ?

Post by ozikool » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:06 pm

Really nice stuff,
Is there any from the new knight rider ? pictures from the sky

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:36 pm

This thread is only for classic KR filming locations, but a thread on the new series and even TKR would be cool!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by ozikool » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:38 pm

If so should i start one for the new locations

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Post by one_man » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:28 pm

ozikool wrote:If so should i start one for the new locations


maybe one of the followings can grow as the KR 2008 location thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1047&t=12358#p146129
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:58 pm

Sue wrote:
Lost Knight wrote:

I swear you drove to the Bonneville Salt Flats!!! Awesome. :)

Actually no, as it turns out KR was filmed at the El Mirage Dry Lake. :D
Glad you guys like it. :D
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Sue, thanks a lot for making the video at El Mirage Dry Lake. After I visited the "desert ending" location,
I could not resist driving to this famous KR Intro location, which is ~20 miles northeast to the "desert ending" location. i.e., the intro and last scenes of the pilot episode were both filmed in this region.

[note: the dry lake was closed when I arrived, but I managed to take a picture outside the fence before sunset. It's gorgeous out there :good:
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Post by stelios_z28 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:00 am

i wonder why you guys still don't film a recreation of the intro with a replica!it would be the best video of them all!!i am looking here in greece to find a spot like the dry lake....to make it with my replica!!i live for that thing!!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:14 pm

Season 4, Sky Knight

time code:
24:40 (entering the "Deep Sleep" base)
the footage of this scene appeared in multiple episodes

24:45-24:56 (dirt road)
same footage of 'route to Vegas' seen in "The Topaz Connection":
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11725&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=250#p149602

26:12 (leaving the "Deep Sleep" base)

real location:
Fort Tejon Road and 122nd St E, CA 93553

Google Street View:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 5871639202

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Re: Locations ?

Post by iGav » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:31 am

Sue wrote:Now where the heck is this place? It’s not Greystone… Glen says in the commentary that he can’t tell us or David will haunt the place. I’m guessing somewhere in Europe, anyone have any ideas.
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That's Beaulieu Palace House at Beaulieu. :wink:

Sue wrote:And here’s yet another one to figure out, it’s not Greystone either.
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No idea on this one though I'm afraid. :sad:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by ozikool » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:28 pm

Maybe its haunted ,HAHAHA , :)

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Re: Locations ?

Post by scatpack » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:31 pm

I am always fastinated about finding locations like this. It would be awesome if someone could do like Sue did and make a video of the opening intro.

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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:26 pm

iGav wrote:
Sue wrote:Now where the heck is this place? It’s not Greystone… Glen says in the commentary that he can’t tell us or David will haunt the place. I’m guessing somewhere in Europe, anyone have any ideas.
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That's Beaulieu Palace House at Beaulieu. :wink:

Sue wrote:And here’s yet another one to figure out, it’s not Greystone either.
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No idea on this one though I'm afraid. :sad:


Awesome. Probably some stock footage laying around. No way a crew goes to Hampshire just to do a quick sequence for the show when pretty much everything else was shot in LA.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:41 pm

Amazing find on the Pilot mansion! I'm sure as well that it wasn't shot specifically for Knight Rider - nonetheless, it's pretty cool. Here's a then and now comparison from the same angle, courtesy of Live Maps:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by ozikool » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:58 pm

Wow that is very cool

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:43 pm

Hey guys,

Let's come together to see if we can find out where Col. Kincaid's estate was located. I've put in an inquiry over at the Airwolf forums, where an episode was filmed in the same location. They've stated that it's located in the Santa Clarita Valley but I'm still waiting for more details:"

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Post by KITTfan » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:26 pm

Maybe this pic from knightreplicas might help, it's probably a promopic taken during Inside Out episode as Michael wears blue shirt just like the one in the episode and the building looks similar to the one in question. There's some hills visible in the background:
http://www.knightreplicas.com/library/K ... Cars01.jpg

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