This weekend, thanks to a few tips from my new stalking buddy Andrew (who posted a comment on my first MSCL post), I set out to do some more My So-Called Life stalking. The first location I stalked was the Burlington Arcade, a covered shopping colonnade located just off Lake Avenue in Pasadena. I knew from IMDB that MSCL had filmed on the Arcade, but I was unsure which scene was filmed there.
Andrew pointed me to this link on You Tube – and sure enough there it was in the very first scene of the pilot episode in which Angela and Rayanne ask random strangers for change in front of a red phone booth. The phone booth is there in real life and the Arcade looks much the same as it did in the pilot episode. The street the girls run down at the end of the scene is Lake Avenue.
From the Burlington Arcade, I headed to the west side of LA – Santa Monica to be exact – to Claire Danes’ former condo. This is the condo she lived in before permanently relocating to Wooster Street in Manhattan.
My final MSCL location (at least for this post!) is Claire’s parents’ Santa Monica home. When Claire first landed MSCL, her parents moved from New York to Santa Monica. The home they lived in at the time is located on Marine Street in a very funky, hip, bohemian part of town. It’s easy to imagine Claire living in this neighborhood! Her house is extremely tiny. But don’t go thinking you can pick it up for a bargain – according to Zillow, this 758 square foot home is worth $968,000!
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 🙂
Stalk It: The Burlington Arcade is located at 380 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, in between Del Mar Blvd. and California Blvd. Lake Avenue is a local favorite – a great place to shop and eat! Claire’s Santa Monica condo is located at 1011 Euclid Avenue, in between Washington and California Avenues. Claire’s childhood home can be found at 601 Marine Street, also in Santa Monica.