Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ed Wood (1994)

dir. Tim Burton

The disastrous premiere of Ed Wood's (Johnny Depp) play The Casual CompanyTheatre/Theater, 1713 Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. The theater has been demolished, and the new Greyhound bus station stands in its place.

Wood and the cast of the play read the scathing reviews – Boardner’s, 1652 N. Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

The Screen Classics office – Still searching for this location

The funeral parlor where Wood sees Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau) trying coffins – the shop to the left of Boardner’s, N. Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

Lugosi's house - 1933 147th Street, Gardena, California.

Wood’s first apartment - 448-450 N. Ogden Drive, Los Angeles, California

The filming of Glen or Glenda - 5642 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Thanks to Robert for his help with this one.

Larchmont Studios - Still searching for this location.

The Brown Derby – the long gone original Derby on Wilshire Boulevard was recreated on the grounds of the Ambassador Hotel at 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, now also demolished.

The Bride of the Monster premiere - 1653 Cravens Avenue, Torrance, California. This was called the Stadium Theatre from 1949 to 1968, then it became the Pussycat until its closing in 1991. It stood unused, except by occasional film crews, and was torn down in 2002.

Lugosi thanks Wood for the fun time he had working with him – Wilcox Avenue at Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Lugosi delivers a monologue in front of adoring fans - 1714 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Wood’s second apartment – 6383 Yucca Street, Los Angeles, California. Ed Wood actually lived at this address in his later years and was evicted for not paying the rent. Wood and his wife moved into his friend’s apartment in North Hollywood, where he died shortly afterwards.

Wood and his associates get baptized so they can obtain the funding for Plan 9 from Outer SpaceToluca Lake United Methodist Church, 4301 Cahuenga Boulevard, Toluca Lake, California.

Wood meets Orson Welles (Vincent D’Onofrio) – Musso & Frank Grill, 6667 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The Plan 9 from Outer Space premiere – Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

The theater interior - Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California


  1. Some of the Larchmont Studios was shot at 1633 Cosmo, the Glen Or Glenda shop was at 5642 Hollywood Blvd.

    1. Thank you, Robert! Do you happen to know where the building with the sign "Larchmont Studios" was located?

    2. Not yet, the east and west side of the Cosmo building were used, but the other Larchmont stuff was shot somewhere else.

  2. Woods first apartment is on Ogden Dr, south of Rosewood. I lived next door for 7 years.

  3. The warehouse for the wrap party for "Bride of the Atom" looks like the warehouse now used by SciArc (Southern California Institute of Architecture). At 312 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, Ca

  4. My father lived in the neighborhood and met him many times, buying him lunch a few times.

  5. As it turns out, I find myself here looking for information on what my father was doing with regard to Ed Wood in the 1960’s. He definitely knew the man I’ve heard he had loaned $ to for a project. Hmmmm