Tag: Los Angeles

My visit at Old Focals

Do you remember thick black glasses that the actor Colin Firth wore in movie A Single Man or the main character of TV series Mad Men Don Draper’s sunglasses that were later…

Famous movie locations: Pawn shop from Drive

About an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles is the desert community known as Canyon Country. While its population of nearly 60,000 people wouldn’t normally be considered small, it is dwarfed by…

Stalking in Los Angeles: Houses from Modern Family

Modern Family is a TV show that was covered in several blog posts on Brands&Films, but none of them had involved locations from the series. During my recent trip to Los Angeles…

We have found Don Draper’s childhood home

During my recent trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco we’ve made a stop in several beautiful areas of Los Angeles. One of them is called Angelino Heights, a small quarter within…

Sharknado: The L.A. Chainsaw Massacre

As you probably know Sharknado is this year’s talk of the summer and totally unexpected hit. The movie was produced by TV network SyFy and cost somewhere between $1 million to $2…

Die Hard is 25 years old

Have you read About page on Brands & Films? Among other things it says: my favorite movie is Die Hard. Sounds funny? It probably is, but the movie is sooo good and…

Suburban Noir: Visiting the site of Brick

Many Southern California natives consider the Highway 1 city of San Clemente the last great beach town. With its scenic views and quiet suburban housing tracts mixing with the tourist scene and…