Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood was released into theaters on July 26th, 2019. Filming locations include Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Simi Valley and Tustin, Ca. It was directed by Quentin Tarantino, his tenth film. This would mark the second time he would direct both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The film is set in 1969 and features some good music from that era. Some notable songs include California Dreamin' by Jose Feliciano, Hush by Deep Purple and Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel. The films first DVD release was on December 10th, 2019.

Cielo Drive entrance - Cielo Dr. and Bella Dr. Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210

This location is actually nine miles away from Rick Dalton's house used in the film. It is however, the actual entrance to the street where the Tate murders occurred on August 9th & 10th, 1969. The house was demolished in 1994 and a new one built in it's place. For anyone who's interested learning more about the Tate-LaBianca murders, I urge you to read Helter Skelter or watch the DVD The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter. 


Rick Dalton's house - 10969 Alta View Dr. Los Angeles, Ca. 91604

The house was built in the mid 1960's.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.

Spahn Ranch - 7001 Smith Rd. Simi Valley, Ca. 93063
(Corriganville Park)

Formerly Corriganville Movie Ranch, it was a working film studio and movie ranch for outdoor location shooting, as well as a Western-themed tourist attraction. The ranch, owned by actor and stuntman Ray "Crash" Corrigan, was located in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains in the Santa Susana Pass area of Simi Valley. It opened in 1939. It was hit by wildfires in 1970, 1976 and 1979. Today, it is a regional park. Many of the brick and concrete foundations still remain.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.

Bruin Theater - 948 Broxton Ave. Los Angeles, Ca. 90024
(Fox Bruin Theater)

It was designed by movie theater architect S. Charles Lee and constructed in 1937. It's named after the UCLA mascot, Joe Bruin.


Taco Bell - 14232 Newport Ave. Tustin, Ca. 92780

At the time of my visit, it was out of operation.


Pacific's Cinerama Dome - 6360 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Ca. 90028
(Cinerama Dome)

The theater opened on November 7th, 1963. It closed in April of 2001. In June 2022, it was announced that there are plans to reopen under the new name, Cinerama Hollywood.


1 comment:

  1. Helter Skelter simply glorifies the Manson Family. Who cares that Shimsham Roo lived at Barker Ranch and what?? they stole old lettuce?? That book is pointless. The Manson Family killed a group of friends, including a pregnant woman, to become famous. Oh,and the race war.They suck.
    Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring are a million times more interesting and better people than those dirty,nasty lowlifes. Plus Vincent Bugliosi made bank from that book, which is pretty gross if you think about it.