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Re: Locations ?

Post by Vegasmike » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:48 pm

I'll try to snag a pic of my own to post. I work right accross the street. The driveway where Michael and KI2T drove in has been blocked off now, and the driveway moved further north on the property. But you can still drive the circle. I wonder how many fans with their replicas will do this in March?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:07 pm

From "Custom Made Killer" - the location of the train collision:

Intersection of West Chandler Blvd and N Pass Ave
Burbank, CA

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From "Knightlines" - Billy's school:

12018 Maxwellton Rd
Los Angeles, CA

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Across the street from the school is the intersection of Maxwellton Rd and Mound View Rd:

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The brown house with white trim is still there today, but covered up by brush.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:14 pm

Here's another big location I'd like to find. The mansion used in both "The Topaz Connection" and "Knight in Disgrace":

From "Topaz":
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From "Disgrace":
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Re: Locations ?

Post by tedpro » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:57 pm

Knight Rider: "Goliath": Garthe Knight escapes the FLAG Semi.
Season 2: Disc 1: Side A: Time index: 01:15:40
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Here is how it looks in Google Earth
This is south of the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Road exit on NV-159 (Charleston Blvd.).
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This is less than four miles north of the warehouse where "Goliath [was] born."
Just look for the gypsum board palates in the first few minutes of "Goliath."
Warehouse pictures coming soon.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:42 pm

Awesome find, Ted!

Here's one from "Trust Doesn't Rust". The scene where KARR is being chased by police.

Intersection of West 7th St and S. Centre St.
San Pedro, CA

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:45 pm

Joe Huth wrote:Here's another big location I'd like to find. The mansion used in both "The Topaz Connection" and "Knight in Disgrace":

From "Topaz":
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From "Disgrace":
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Let the hunt begin!

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Going back to this...there may be a clue as to its whereabouts...see the street sign below? That's the street this mansion is on...Looks like "McCa..."

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:10 pm

Season 3, Episode: Knight in Disgrace

Scene: In the beginning of the episode, Michael chased a suspect in the 'New Orleans' streets.
The real location is indeed a French place, but not in New Orleans :)

Rive Gauche Cafe Lounge
14106 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&g ... 22728,,0,5
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The image on Google Steet View is not clear, and there is no image of the alley.
The 'black' car in the steet view image below is pretty much where KITT parked.
Sue, this one definitely needs your field trip sometime :mrgreen:
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The following is the clue leading to this filming location:
Barone's Famous Italian Restaurants
14151 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA
see reviews in:
http://www.aldenspond.com/babylon.html
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Re: Locations ?

Post by tedpro » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:37 pm

Knight Rider: "Goliath": Ron's view of the Warehouse
Season 2: Disc 1: Side A: Time index: 00:03:07
August 1983
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Here is how it looks in Google Earth. This is a location for Certainteed Gypsum.
This warehouse was owned by James Hardie Gypsum (NV) Inc. in 1983.
Ron Wilcox entered the back of the warehouse. It is now blocked by an addition.
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http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=36%2003%2017%20N%2C%20115%2023%2013%20W&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:30 am

Season 2, Knightmares

Scene: Michael and KITT were chased by the police, and later rendezvous with the semi.
Location: Victory Blvd and Woodley Ave (near the Sepulveda Dam)
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A. police chasing on the Victory Blvd (time code: 32:43)
cues: 1. GOLF (Van Nuys Golf) 2. signboard of Don's PLUM (in red circles)
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UT ... 4210526315
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B. turning into the Woodley Ave
cues: the rail road (now called Busway); swinging gate; the hills in the background
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UT ... 73907&z=16
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:50 am

Sue wrote:On my way out I saw this.. it felt familiar so I took a picture.
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This shot appears right before the elusive House of The Rising Sun, looking at them now though I don't think it's a match.
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(refer to the map above)
C. This is a frequent driving scene that was discovered by Sue a while ago.
Better shots can be found in 'No Body Does It Better (Season 1)' (time code: 17:06).
Note: the driver was not Michael!
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UT ... 73907&z=16
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D. two scenes filmed here:
1. time code: 21:37
where Michael tried to remember the toothed wheel with his fist, and KITT showed him a picture.
2. time code: 33:44
where KITT rendezvous with the semi to evade the police.
(the location appeared multiple times in other episodes)
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UT ... 75259&z=16
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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:52 am

Alright guys... let's talk about that dam :lol: House of the Rising Sun. In desperation, I watched KOTP about a million times and captured some shots with some decent clues. Try to bear with me here:

Here you can clearly see a fence of some kind, probably a wooden one, protecting residential property from commercial.
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Here you can see what is most likely a residence with a not-so unique alcove.
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Perhaps this shot will help someone. In my desparation I noticed the reflection of a 2-3 story building in KITT. This can be seen when Michael pulls up to the House of the Rising sun for the second time in KOTP.
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And in this scene, which is supposed to be in the same parking lot, you can see a rather distinctive roof. To me it looks like a McDonalds.
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Using these clues and posting on another forum I solicited the help of others (that you Joe?), somebody was able to tentatively identify it as a restaurant called Cal Islands, located in Santa Clarita on Sierra Hwy. They also said "the building was demolished several years ago to make way for a new freeway onramp." Check out these links:

http://foodpage.us/661344
http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/corpdata/ShowAllList?QueryCorpNumber=C0872038 (The date here is interesting)

Possible location:
Cal Islands
26931 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA

Looking at the above links and using that address in Google Earth, we see the onramp in relation to the actual address location.
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As we know, the House of the Rising Sun backed up against (or was perpendicular to) trees, a fence and homes. There are no homes near or behind the onramp, just industrial-looking buildings. This leads me to believe that the House of the Rising Sun was not demolished to make way for the onramp, but was demolished to make way for this shopping center.
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Looking at all of the above images, and what I've found through seemingly endless research, I think the House of the Rising Sun was located about here, but could easily be the shopping center across the street: (note McDonalds)
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Let me know what you all think. I could be way off here, but hopefully we're getting close to setting the sun on this house!

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Post by Joe Huth » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:08 pm

Next up: Toni's house from "Knight of the Chameleon":

1926 Vista del Mar St.
Los Angeles, CA

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KITT's path when rescuing Michael and Toni from Ryles:
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Post by Joe Huth » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:23 am

"KITT vs KARR" - the hospital where John visits Eddie:

909 Electric Ave
Seal Beach, CA

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Post by Joe Huth » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:27 am

The Comtron building has still managed to elude us, so I wanted to post some different pictures of the building in hopes it would spark renewed interest in finding it. Based on my research, all of the following pictures are from the same location. I have lightened the night scenes to help us:

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Post by Vegasmike » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:47 pm

Ok i said i would get a shot of Caesars Palace valet. Here it is...
This is the spot where Michael drove up in KITT posing as Garth, from the episode "Goliath" 2nd season.
Joe if you could post the screen cap i would be most greatful :D thanks.
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Post by Joe Huth » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:39 am

Regarding Arden Villa (Flag HQ from "White Bird" on).

I found this amazing site a while back with literally THOUSANDS of high res shots of every corner of the mansion:

http://www.efg7.com/celebrity/ardenestate/download/editing/images_preview_001.htm

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Post by Joe Huth » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:52 pm

"Mouth of the Snake"
The warehouse that Michael is taken to when he is hiding in the back of the truck.

Northridge Equipment Rentals
18251 Napa St.
Northridge, CA

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And here's one more from that episode - Eduardo's estate:

28904 Cliffside Dr.
Malibu, CA

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Whew, those were tough to keep straight!
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Post by Joe Huth » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:55 pm

Vegasmike wrote:Ok i said i would get a shot of Caesars Palace valet. Here it is...
This is the spot where Michael drove up in KITT posing as Garth, from the episode "Goliath" 2nd season.
Joe if you could post the screen cap i would be most greatful :D thanks.


Here you go!
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Post by Vegasmike » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:56 am

Joe Huth wrote:
Vegasmike wrote:Ok i said i would get a shot of Caesars Palace valet. Here it is...
This is the spot where Michael drove up in KITT posing as Garth, from the episode "Goliath" 2nd season.
Joe if you could post the screen cap i would be most greatful :D thanks.


Here you go!
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Thanks Joe!
Here's my pic (again)
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Post by Joe Huth » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:01 pm

Handzus' Stupid Fro wrote:
On my way out I saw this.. it felt familiar so I took a picture.
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This shot appears right before the elusive House of The Rising Sun, looking at them now though I don't think it's a match.
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I think this is it... Those tall buildings seen in the background are most likely on Ventura Blvd somewhere between Balboa and the San Diego Fwy. Actually, between Hayvenhurst and the San Diego Fwy is probably a little more accurate.

Plus if you compare the new pic to the old one, the curbs on the left still appear to be somewhat red in color. Also, compare the mountain tops - even though the new pic wasn't taken at the same angle as the old one it's easy to see very, very close similarities between the two.

Great job!


Sue - sorry to go back to this...can you post the exact location of this shot so we have a record of it? Thanks!
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Post by one_man » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:20 pm

Joe Huth wrote:Sue - sorry to go back to this...can you post the exact location of this shot so we have a record of it? Thanks!


Joe, please see two posts above on this page.
It's labeled as 'C' in the map. There is also a google map link to this location.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:12 am

In the pilot episode,
several night scenes took place near 'Burbank Blvd and Woodley Ave' (courtesy of Joe Huth)

A. street chasing right after Michael got out of the jail
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&g ... 01032,,0,5
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B. where the Comtron helicopter tried to stop Michael and KITT
The traffic sign in the dashed circle indicates an upcoming intersection.
The approximate path is indicated by the blue arrow, either on Burbank Blvd or Woodley Ave.
I am not sure which direction is correct.

(this is a familiar scene in the opening credits)
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Post by Joe Huth » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:00 am

Great work, one_man!

Can anyone identify this location? I researched "Via Verde Point" but didn't have any luck. This scene was used in a couple episodes, namely "White-Line Warriors" and "Sky Knight":

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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:09 am

Joe Huth wrote:Next location - the infamous (to me, at least) "horseshoe" building, seen in "Merchants of Death" and "Knight of a Thousand Devils":

"Merchants":
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"1000 Devils":
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Hey folks. So I'm sitting here watching Pee Wee's Big Adventure and I knew I recognized something. The big horseshoe! This place is used pretty extensively, with some great exterior views starting at the 1:50 mark of this YouTube clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf1JBHr8xUg&feature=related

This is the club of "Satan's Helpers" where the famous Pee Wee dance takes place, dancing on the tables and whatnot. He also knocks all of the bikers bikes over here.

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Post by one_man » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:10 am

Season 2, Episode: Big Iron
(time code 8:00)
Scene: Michael walked into Tulley's Cocktails
(only the exterior, the bar inside might be a different location)

location:
Kountry Folks Restaurant
8501 Sepulveda Blvd (cross street: Chase St.)
North Hills, CA 91343
see review here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/kountry-folks-r ... orth-hills

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Right next to this filming location is the 'Calexico' hotel in 'Mouth of the Snake' !!!
Travel Inn
8525 Sepulveda Blvd
North Hills, CA 91343

see both locations on Google Street View:
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red circle: where KITT parked
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cues: Chase St. and the camper shell in the background
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the exterior of the building is some what different today
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