Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mr. Mom (1983)



I had been looking for the Mr. Mom house off and on for a while.   Set in Detroit, the film was shot in Los Angeles with the exception of some establishing shots and stock footage.    With the house number in hand, I was able to track it down at 152 Greenfield Avenue right next to UCLA.   The house had one major renovation by adding a new quarter to the house, but otherwise looks the same....




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A view from the door....

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The picket fence he paints...

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As usual, my shots of the surrounding houses across the street that appear in the film...





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The office is at 6th Street & Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.  My lazy shoot-through-the-windshield pictures didn't turn out so well, so here's a google street-view shot for now....

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Next up is her boss' mansion, also seen in Who's That Girl and other films....


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The restaurant was a bit tougher to find as the name on the awning didn't yield any results, but I eventually tracked it down another way.  Unfortunately, during this particular visit, there was a big event going on, so getting good pictures wasn't to be had....




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I was able to decipher the motel name across the street which led me to finding the right location.....

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And finally, the house belonging to either Ann Jillian or Miriam Flynn is just a street over from the main house....



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13 comments:

  1. Nice find. It's amazing how little has changed. The landscaping looks like it has barely changed at all in 30 years.

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  2. Awesome, nice work. I always thought they were on location in Detroit, guess not. Crazy the house is the same down to the white picket fence. Classic movie.

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  3. Awesome! My wife and I were just watching this and had always wondered what other films the Boss' mansion was in. Where is it located? And do you know what other films it was in?

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    1. The mansion is at 1050 Arden Road in Pasadena. It's been used in quite a number of productions, but the only other one I've covered in my blog is for Who's That Girl.

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  4. These pics are awesome. I just watched the movie again over the weekend - can't believe it's been 32 years!

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  5. Wow! So the Chronicle Restaurant is gone? I ate there back in the 80's and was very excited as it was in Mr. Mom! Very good food and pretty upscale.

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  6. Great find! One of my favorite fall time movies!

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  7. Omg thank you for finding the house location... I lived in LA for years and wondered where it was shot!!!!

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  8. You did a great job with this find!! Did the home owners let you look inside? I wonder if they tried to keep it like the movie to some degree.

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    1. I didn't see the owners, but I'm sure they interiors were all set.

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  9. The Grocery Warehouse was located at 3443 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

    Jack exits on the North side of the building, which has since been renovated.

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  10. One of my favorite movies. I loved it as a kid &I still enjoy watching it.I always loved the house,thanks for sharing

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