Body Double

Thank You To Eric D. For Pinpointing The Exact Spot For The Reservoir Location

  • (0:03) Hot Dog Stand / Tail O' The Pup; 329 N. San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles (Note: This Place Is No Longer There)

  • (0:04) Jake Scully's House House / 322 N. Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles

  • (0:06) The Bar / Barney's Beanery; 8447 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

  • (0:07) Hollywood Tower Apartments / 6200 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (0:08) Jake Reading The Want Ads / Farmer's Market; W. 3rd Street And Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (0:08)  Theatre / Possibly Warner Brothers, Burbank

  • (0:17)  Flying Saucer Looking House On A Pole / Chemisphere; 7776 Torreyson Drive, Los Angeles

  • (0:24) The Neighbor Lady's House Jake Spies On / 1405 Miller Drive, Los Angeles (Note: The House Can't Be Seen From The Road)

  • (0:32) The Outdoor Mall / Rodeo Collection; 441 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

  • (0:42)  Beach Terrace Motel / 1700 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach (Note: She Is On The 11th Place Side Of The Business)

  • (0:42) The House Where He Is Following Her To / 33 11th Place, Long Beach

  • (0:48) The Chase Into A Tunnel / Next To The Beach Directly South Of Bixby Park But The Tunnel Is Now Closed Off

  • (1:38)  The Reservoir / Roughly 14001 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar (Note: This Is Just North Of Where Foothill Blvd And Balboa Blvd Meet)

16 comments:

  1. Is that "reservoir" in the Newhall pass off the 5 freeway? That's the only place I've seen those water steps.

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  2. The Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades near Sylmar

    34.324857,-118.496985

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  3. I can't believe this movie is pushing 30 years old!! The locations have barely changed!

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  4. Tail O' The Pup is still around. It's just been moved a few times and is currently in storage.

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  5. is the place on 33 11th place still there? Is it an hotel and if yes what is the name of it?
    Thank you

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    1. Hi, I believe it is an apartment building of some kind. I took my picture in 2009 so I assume it is still there.

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    2. Yes, it's still there. You can see it and the outside of the tunnel on Google maps.

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  6. The mall is the Rodeo Collection, not Two Rodeo. Two Rodeo was built after this was filmed.

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    1. Indeed. 2 Rodeo was built in 1990.

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  7. Yes, that aqueduct certainly looks like the one just off of the east side of the 5 freeway near Santa Clarita.

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  9. As someone else has mentioned, I'm 99% that aqueduct is the one next to the 5 fwy northbound, about 1 mile before the 14Fwy splits off from the 5 fwy. You can compare the above photo to the photos on Google Earth, it won't have changed at all really since this was filmed. This is about 2 miles northwest of Mission Hills, and a few miles south of Santa Clarita. I've passed this a couple thousand times over the last 20 years. The aqueduct is or was lit up a night, at least periodically, though I haven't seen that for a while.

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  10. That's definitely the aqueduct off the 5 fwy (called "The Cascades" I believe). Below is a link to it from Google Maps. If you zoom out a little, you'll see the main aqueduct that zig zags down from north to south, which appears in the film at about 1:38:40 (on my version at least). That little plot of dirt/grass in the middle of the map I linked to, where the two sections of aqueduct meet up, is where Sam is digging the grave for Holly. In the next shot at about 1:39:50, you see Jake hiding behind the pipeline just to the left of the main aqueduct, with that small section of stair stepped aqueduct behind him.

    Here's a link to the spot from Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mission+Hills,+Los+Angeles,+CA/@34.3225809,-118.4965267,159m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2906a13719921:0x4f300544d5ad369c!8m2!3d34.2722582!4d-118.4688776

    And here's a link to a picture of the spot from ground level, with an arrow marking where the grave is being dug: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84133360@N00/27280017654/in/dateposted-public/

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  11. It's funny that I have parked at Rodeo Collection many times and each time I have wondered if it was the one from Body Double and finally decided to look. It just looks so much smaller in person that I wasn't quite sure. The lens they used in filming makes it look so much more expansive than it really is.

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  12. Jake runs down to Tower Records in LA for the "All Night Video Sale" to get "Holly does Hollywood". At the Tower Video desk (Tower Video 8844 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069)...[used to be "The Classic Cat Strip Club" which they recreated for "AutoFocus"..the club itself was in a few moives]...address from my list Ghek Remembers Video Stores and their Employees in movies http://www.imdb.com/list/ls058196561/

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