This work documents locations used in over 335 motion pictures and 86 television series filmed in Los Angeles and San Diego. The locations were identified and verified after an extensive review of films, video tapes, site photographs, and personal interviews with film industry personnel. Included are synopses of the motion pictures and television series cited; an exhaustive index provides instant access to names, places, monuments, landmarks, film studios, film titles and television titles.
Leon Smith, a retired police detective, began research for this work in the early 1950s. This is a follow-up to his earlier Famous Hollywood Locations (1993; no films or television shows are repeated from that work). He lives in California.
"an admirable job"--ARBA; "a complete guide...an exhaustive index...the perfect source"--Film & History; "highly recommended"--Midwest Book Review.