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The Beverly Beat

Thanks to my good friend Mike over at MovieShotsLA I was able to stalk Brandon and Steve’s newspaper office from the original Beverly Hills, 90210  series.  On the final years of the original 90210, Brandon and Steve ran their own newspaper called “The Beverly Beat” and the location of the newspaper office had eluded me for some time.

 I had long been convinced that the Beverly Beat office was located above Louise’s Trattoria restaurant on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena (pictured above), but since I do not have the final seasons of 90210  on tape, I was never able to confirm my hunch.  Then I met Mike, 90210  stalking expert, who told me that Brandon’s office was actually located at the Baine Building right on Hollywood Boulevard.  So, of course, I ran right out to stalk it.

The Baine Building was built in the Spanish Revival style by businessman Harry M. Baine and designed by architecture firm Gogerty & Weyl in 1926.  Harry M. Baine, a prominent businessman and Los Angeles County Supervisor, was also the man responsible for the creation of the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.  During Christmastime in 1928, hoping to promote his business and drive sales, Baine renamed Hollywood Boulevard “Santa Claus Lane” and hired real reindeer to pull sleighs down the street.  And thus a tradition was born.

The Baine Building is a beautiful building in Hollywood that I highly recommend stalking.  I wonder if the builiding will make an appearance on the new 90210  series. The building was also replicated in Disneyland’s California Adventure Park, so you can also stalk it there. 🙂  lol  You can read this interesting article  about the Disney replication.

Until next time, Happy Stalking! 🙂

Stalk It: The Baine Building is located at 6605 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, just a few blocks from the Hollywood & Highland Center.  Just a half a block away at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard is Musso and Frank’s Grill, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood and a great place to grab a bite to eat!  🙂


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Donna Martin Graduates!

img_1160.jpgCan’t tell you how excited I am about Tori Spelling’s new book, sTORI Telling !  I absolutely can’t wait to start reading it!!!  I love me some 90210  gossip!  In honor of Miz Spellings new tell-all, I thought I’d do a little post about the 90210  gang’s alma mater, the fictional West Beverly High School, which I stalked way back when I first moved to LA.  In reality, the school isn’t located anywhere near Beverly Hills.  It’s called Torrance High School and it can be found in the 90501 zip code, about 25 miles south of Rodeo Drive.

img_1150.jpgI found this location thanks to my go-to stalking guide and I cannot tell you how excited I was to be there in the flesh.  When 90210 was on the air, back when I was in high school, I wanted nothing more than to be Brenda Walsh.  I loved her cowboy boots, her men’s ties, and (most of all) her boyfriend, Dylan.  In high school, I actually changed my phone number to 34-LUKE-3 – I kid you not!  (Needless to say, I didn’t have many friends in high school – lol)  So, even though it was 7 years later when I finally got to see West Beverly High in person and 90210 was long past its prime, even though Brenda Walsh had long left the show and Donna Martin was no longer a virgin, I was still absolutely beside myself!  I never dreamed I’d get to see West Beverly with my own two eyes.

img_1141.jpgUnfortunately, Torrance High School looks much better on camera than it does in person.  It’s lost a bit of its luster since the 90210 days and it is pretty run down in person, but I loved being there just the same!  We visited the school on a weekend and pretty much had free reign to walk around.  While many different parts of the school are recognizable from various episodes, most scenes were filmed in the center courtyard known in real life as the Senior Patio.  You’ll immediately recognize the center fountain, large archways, and long staircase from various episodes of 90210.  The Hello Day, time capsule and senior portrait scenes were all filmed in or around the Senior Patio.  You will also recognize the main entrance to the school, which was also featured in numerous scenes.

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

img_1139.jpgStalk It:  Torrance High School is located at 2200 W. Carson Street in Torrance.  The school was also featured in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, She’s All That, Skin, Not Another Teen Movie, and Bring It On, as well as countless other productions.  The Senior Patio can be found behind the main school building.  I suggest visiting Torrance High on a weekend, when you will have more freedom to explore the property.


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