Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Carrie (1976) new & revisited

Check out the all new CARRIE page at Set-Jetter.com!






Carrie is a masterpiece that should not have been remade, although it looks like they are going down that path again.   I've been to some locations before... click on the links to see the high school, pig farm, and the track & field.

This trip was my first visit to the location of Carrie's house... or rather where it was before it was bulldozed.   The houses next to it are the same and the owner  a couple doors down has some of the doors from the original house and was kind of enough to let me take some pictures....









The neighbor a couple houses down actually took a couple doors from Carrie's house before it was demolished...



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Also in Santa Paula is the tree lined street where Carrie is taunted by a boy on a bike...








UPDATE:  Some shots at a revisit in April 2014....




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I was excited for a new find in Santa Paula... the pharmacy and tuxedo store...








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And on to the Palisades area for a return to Sue Snell's house...
See Paul H's find in the comments below for finding the actual location of the house - now demolished :(


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And finally... a revisit to the pig farm, located in downtown LA...






 



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26 comments:

  1. i thought they moved carries house to the universal studios i went when i still lived in santa paula to universal and they showed and metioned the house of carries.. i remmeber this because i was soo excited about them mentioning santa paula at the studios.... Singinangel77// facebook

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    1. The movie was done by United Artists, how would it be on the Universal Studios lot???

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    2. I LIVE IN SANTA PAULA A BLOCK FROM THAT HOUSE AND THEY DON'T MOVE HOUSES....if they wanted to do an interior shot without using the house, they could use the studio...but its cheaper to use real house interior..but it's up to the owner ...when you get 10,000$ A DAY for renting out your home, it's easy to say "cool, use the interior if you wish."

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  2. No, the house was bulldozed quite a while ago unfortunately.

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  3. There's a pig farm in downtown LA????

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    1. The pig "farm" is not in downtown LA, it is in the city of Vernon, south of downtown. It is the Farmer John plant... they dont raise the pigs there, they are raised somewhere else and brought there to slaughter.

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    2. Yikes, Mr. Touchy. Yes, it is technically not in Downtown LA, but just to the south of it. And it's called the "pig farm" because that's what it is called in the movie, not because that's what it is in actuality.

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    3. Actually, it is called Farmer John's. I live in LA. Also, we could use far less of you in the photos.

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    4. You are correct it is called Farmer John's as most Carrie fans know and as someone already said above. Now I'm tempted to photshop myself into every photo if I'm not in them already, thanks bdsm pupdon!

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    5. no, a co that's famous for like slaughter house etc. Vernon and Maywood is a industrial city actually. I lived there in 72

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  4. why did they bulldoze carries house??

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    1. At 10,000$ a day rental for the film, THEY COULD AFFORD to build a better house or just sell it...I live a block away from that corner today.

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    2. Due to it being unsafe and people still brraking in etc. To those who grew up there it's not the same.

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  5. The neighbor said the owners really let it go downhill to the point it was falling apart and was essentially abandoned, hence them salvaging the doors from the house.

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    1. I think Carrie burned the house down, along with her mother and herself. After Carrie's funeral (Sue's dream), the construction crew would rather remediate the former lot and make it vacant.

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    2. My Aunt was one of those neighbors. :)

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  6. can you provide the address for Sue Snells house? I'm a HUGE "Carrie" fan.

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  7. question, were where these doors? they are quite beautiful but Carrie's house seemed very war torn...

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  8. The doors were part of the actual house, not the set. The neighbors just wanted to retrieve them before it was torn down.

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  9. My aunt lived right next door to the Carrie house. I spent a lot of time on 6th and 7th st. My aunt was freaked out by all the ppl breaking in to the house.

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  10. The final scene where Carrie's house burns to the ground, I watched them burn down a small-scale model house which they built on an open lot on Langdon Avenue near Parthenia St. in Sepulveda. Originally they were planning to film a scene where small rocks would rain down onto the house from the sky just prior to the fire but the big crane they had setup above the house got jammed so they decided not to use that scene.

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  11. That’s a dead ringer for Sue Snell’s house and I hate correcting people but that isn’t the one. The correct house was demolished in 2006 to make way for a new build.

    The address is 773 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA

    The only picture I could find is here.

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    1. Thanks Paul - I knew it was a "maybe" so thanks for the update - you rock!

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  12. I think its freaking Awesome that you shared these pics...I was obsessed LoL with Carrie..I've been searching for years and finally got some info on the house..school...etc..a few rare photos..very rare..infect I have the pics Carrie would have taken at the Prom (if she had a camera). I still look around for Carrie movie props..would love a centerpiece from the Prom..the bumble bee ?...or a Ballot..anything !!LoL...again your the best !!

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    1. Be sure to check out my new website with even better photos: http://www.set-jetter.com/ontheset/carrie1976

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