1.18 - White Bird

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1.18 - White Bird

Post by Joe Huth » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:34 pm

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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by Joe Huth » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:10 am

The climax of this episode takes place at Brackett Airfield in Verne, CA. It's the same airport used in "The Topaz Connection" and can be identified by the unique shape of the control tower:

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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by Matt00 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:02 pm

Hi!

I know it's very difficult to find but maybe somebody knows where this location is. It's the "house in the mountains" how the criminals call it where Stevie is safe and the street to the house as well as the surroundings. If we know the street, I think we'll find the location.
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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by killeye » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:41 pm

On the road to the "house in the mountains", you can see a distinctive rock also used in The Dukes Of Hazzard. It's on Highway California 23 near Lake Eleanor. Maybe it's a clue, maybe it's a trap ! Keep on searching.
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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by Joe Huth » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:18 am

Do you have a more exact location for that rock formation, maybe a cross street it is near? I'd like to join in on the search...

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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by killeye » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:43 pm

You won't believe it but I think I've found it ! 1136 East Potrero Road, Westlake Village.

http://maps.google.fr/maps?q=1136+East+Potrero+Road,+Westlake+Village,+CA,+United+States&hl=fr&ie=UTF8&ll=34.142785,-118.857302&spn=0.001987,0.002068&sll=34.143433,-118.857175&hnear=1136+E+Potrero+Rd,+Westlake+Village,+California+91361,+%C3%89tats-Unis&t=h&z=19

A Dukes of Hazzard forum helped me a lot to identify the street :
http://www.hazzardnet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8221&page=21. So Thanks to HossC.
You can find those distinctive overhead wires. In the background, you can also see a hill even if trees have grown a bit.

Talking about the house, the gate is still the same. What convinces me is the aerial view. You can recognize the small bridge's house. I can't find the right word to describe it. What's your mind ?

Edit : the correct address seems to be 1250 E. Potrero Rd., Westlake Village, CA (Foxfield riding school).
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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by Joe Huth » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:31 am

I'm not 100% convinced it's the same place yet...I think it is, but I can't fully match up the buildings yet. The building in the episode has that distinctive drive under section. Here's a picture of one of the buildings at the riding school:

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You will see that the building is the same green color and the roof design is the same...

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I need to research more...but good work!

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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by killeye » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:24 pm

The first pic with the same green color and flowerpots. We're not far.

It's curious. A few days ago, I thought the house was demolished while I was searching around Lake Sherwood. Now, I believe the opposite is the case. It hasn't changed too much. Maybe the green carpet is still there ?!!! :lol:

I add 2 things :
- the presence of dirty water on the left of the vidcap with the over turned car. There's a river close to the house.
- a pic of the landscape behind the house with a similar relief.

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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by Michael.Knight1 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:24 am

All This Location is Tansform , Very beautiful now , but i wanna to look it in 1982 , looooool 8)
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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by Matt00 » Wed May 16, 2012 1:59 pm

@killeye and Joe: YES, you`ve found it. Good job, folks. You are my heroes :)

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Re: 1.18 - White Bird

Post by wyattskitt » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:18 pm

I live down the road from the airport, never knew it was filmed there...cool

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