Friday, March 29, 2013

The Player (1992)

dir. Robert Altman

The movie studio where Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) works – Hollywood Center Studios, 1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, California

The restaurant where Mill has lunch with his friends – Il Ristorante (now closed), 8475 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, California. The surrounding area has since changed substantially.

Dick’s (Sydney Pollack) house – 16722 Monte Alto Place, Pacific Palisades, California

The Hot Springs resort - Two Bunch Palms, 67-425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, California.

The restaurant with Burt Reynolds’ cameo – Geoffrey’s, 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California.

David Kahane’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) house – 1921 Westholme Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

Mill meets Kahane – Rialto Theatre (now closed), 1023 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, California

The subsequent confrontation between Kahane and Mill – the parking lot behind the Rialto. The Japanese restaurant where they had a drink earlier is seen in the background.

Kahane’s funeral – Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Mill goes to meet the mysterious "Joe Gillis" but instead is treated to a pitch from an aspiring British filmmaker and his agent (Richard E. Grant and Dean Stockwell) – St. James Club (now Sunset Tower Hotel), 8358 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. This 1931 Art-Deco landmark narrowly escaped demolition in the 1980s before being restored and reborn as a hotel.

Mill and Kahane’s girlfriend June (Greta Scacchi) attend the gala event celebrating old black-and-white films - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. The first picture shows the view across the street as they enter the complex, the second picture is the museum itself.

Mill’s house – Still searching for this location

The police station where Mill is questioned by detectives Avery (Whoopi Goldberg) and DeLongpre (Lyle Lovett) - 142 N. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, California. It’s the old Pasadena Police Station that has since been demolished. The Holly Street Apartments now stand in its place.

Mill’s new house – 20 Oakmont Drive, Los Angeles, California. It’s a private street closed to non-residents.

See also...

Sunset Boulevard

Get Shorty

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