Valley Girl

Thank You To Paul H. For Telling Me About The Drivers Training Location

  • (0:01)  The Mall Interior / Dal Amo Fashion Center Mall; Hawthorne Blvd And W. Carson Street, Torrance

  • (0:06)  Laying Out At The Beach / Will Rogers State Beach; 16400 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades

  • (0:12)  The Party House / 23727 Posey Lane, Canoga Park

  • (0:30)  Driving Around / Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

  • (0:32)  Club Exterior / The Crush Bar; 1743 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood (Note: The Building Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:33)  Club Interior / Viper Room; 8852 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

  • (0:40)  Julie Richman's House / 3907 Dixie Canyon Blvd, Sherman Oaks

  • (0:43)  Drivers Training / William N. Neff High School; 14800 Alondra Blvd, La Mirada

  • (0:47)  Health Food Store / 14543 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks (Note: This Is Now A Sushi Place)

  • (1:00)  Du-Par's Restaurant / 12036 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

  • (1:19)  Movie Theater / 15052 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks (Note: This Location Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (1:26)  Prom Exterior / Harvard Westlake School; 3700 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Studio City

10 comments:

  1. I always wanted to know where that party house was! Thank you Chas!

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  2. So did I! I IMed with Heidi Holicker (who played Stacy) herself and she herself didn't remember!

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  3. Thank you for the nice comments. At least you thanked me knowing I looked real hard to find those house locations only to see that later the IMDB website now has those addresses too.

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  4. They also "walk past' Casa Vega on their date. Corner of Fulton and Ventura blvd....great food. A Valley institution.

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  5. The party house is in West Hills...Canoga Park is just an approximate ZIP code...but I love the site anyway.

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  6. The Theater Marquee & building is still there...it's just been years since its been an actual theater :)

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  7. was the party filmed inside the "party house"? Or was that a set in a studio?

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  8. The driver training took place at William N. Neff High School - 14800 Alondra Blvd, La Mirada.

    The school had closed and was then demolished in 1983.

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  9. The filming locations for the exterior scenes of the club where Randy takes Julie after the house party are frequently misidentified as the former Crush Bar at 1743 N. Cahuenga. While the address at 1743 has historically housed many actual nightclubs it doesn’t matchup with the actual film sequences portraying the club’s exterior, which were actually filmed outside a standalone building situated just south at 1715 Cahuenga. The uncut scene in the film showing Randy, Julie, Fred and Stacey approaching the entrance to the club from the adjacent parking lot is somewhat ambiguous when it comes to the building’s physical placement however if you review the scene and look beyond the parking lot there are some familiar buildings which still stand today. Later in the film an inebriated Randy returns to the club fresh from his breakup with Julie and staggers through the parking lot and the scene provides us with a good sense of the building’s actual location. However, it is only after his tryst in the bathroom with Samantha when he exits the club in which the true location of the club is fully revealed. Fully visible in the shot directly across the street from Randy is the Tick Tock Restaurant, formerly at 1716 Cahuenga until it closed its doors in 1988. Luckily this building is still recognizable today. While images of the Tick Tock can be found online it has been challenging to find any available photos of the building which served for the club’s exterior because the building was leveled some time ago. I was able to determine on review of the LA street address directory available online that two former businesses were located at 1715 (the Pro Arte Theatre in 1973 followed by Theatre Theater in 1987) but unfortunately I was unable to find any available photos of these businesses. The best photo of the actual building that I have found to date can be found here: http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-147-5.jpg.

    While this aerial photo was taken in 1976 and doesn’t provide a front view of the building from the street it has the advantage of lining up perfectly with the Tick Tock across the street and matches perfectly with the film. It also confirms that there was an actual alley (to the right of the building) which may have been used in the scene when Fred rescues Randy from the street by pulling him into the side alley. Google provides a nice shot of this alley and it is interesting that the fire escape situated at the back of the alley in the film appears to still exist today.
    Hopefully I’ve added some perspective here. Love everything about this website and its Facebook page. Keep up the fantastic work!

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  10. correction the link to the photo of the club I provided in previous comment is here:
    http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-147-5.jpg

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