The 9th film from Quentin Tarantino takes place in 1969 Los Angeles, blending real history with fiction, real characters (Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate) with fictional ones (played by mega stars Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt).
My series “A Ghost Hunter Watches” usually looks at fact versus fiction. While we will do the same a little bit in this episode, we will instead focus on what haunted locations where featured at in the film. Yup, in addition to having a Charles Manson storyline, QT filmed at some iconic locations that were even part of my LA Hauntings tour (one is even featured right here on the movie poster)!
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Check out this great behind the scenes video taken by spectators on Hollywood Blvd showing the immense detail the films art department partook. And this is just for things seen in the background…. beyond just signs, full store fronts and sometimes even interiors were built and dressed just to have Leo & Brad drive past them.
Did you know we’re on Instagram? If you haven’t been following us, here’s a small sample of some of the fun you’ve been missing. It’s not too late to find us – we are simply LAHauntings over at Instagram! To the left, Scott Markus and Connor Bright take a moment to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The perk of working in the film industry is access to places that are off limits. For a few days, I got to work on the haunted backlot of Culver Studios, even working on the soundstage where “Wizard of Oz” was filmed.
Having fun at Comic Con
Visiting the historic neighborhood of Hollywoodland – the reason the Hollywood sign was constructed in the first place (which also originally read “Hollywoodland”). Above you can see the original stone walls that once held a gate, keeping Hollywoodland exclusive.
We were present at the annual Rudolph Valentino memorial service, held every August 23rd at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Conducting at paranormal investigation at the Cobb estate in Altedena, CA.
Of course, we had to find some horror movie filming locations too! On this day, we found where one of the most memorable scenes from one of the classic horror films of all time was shot. Malibou Lake, deep in the Santa Monica Mountain range played host to 1931’s “Frankenstein,” and much later hosted “The Ring” and “Twin Peaks.” In all, over 100 productions were filmed at Malibou Lake, including “Gone with the Wind,” “The Great Dictator” and “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.”