Here I will highlight the newest finds to the project!

Exciting "Hollywood Follies" finds!

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:49 PM by M Dew   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 8:07 PM ]

All of the credit for the following finds goes to faithful follower Collin who made these major discoveries!

(image courtesy Wikipedia)

The New York skyscraper housing the Universal Pictures offices was actually a digital blend of the entrance from an unknown building and the impressive 28-story 1929 Shell Building in San Francisco, located at 100 Bush Street

Indy takes a taxi ride through Hollywood in this digitally-composited stock footage shot from 1975's "The Day of the Locust." The view looks south toward the 1928 Fontenoy apartment building from the north end of Whitley Avenue (specific location information provided by the Movie Tourist Blog)

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34.107321, -118.333352

And the most exciting find that I've been trying to pin down FOR-EV-ER is the actual exterior of the Universal Studios entrance gate, which I figured was in Santa Barbara somewhere, but it somehow always eluded me...

Behold the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History at 2559 Puesta Del Sol in Santa Barbara (with a few digital additions)!

The "Administration Building" is just the main entrance to the museum, with some major digital matte painting modifications. I think it's time for a visit!

Something else I've been trying to track down forever were any shots of Von Stoheim's mansion, which I am positive are all in Los Angeles somewhere. Well, thanks to Collin we've at least tracked down the pool where he goes skinny-dipping!

(photo courtesy of Zillow)

This incredible location is the Sand Point Villa at 871 Sand Point Road in Carpinteria, CA. As recent as last year it was available as a vacation rental but in March 2018 was sold for $4.7 million and is no longer open to the public. 

A special thanks to Collin for the tips, glad you enjoy the site!

Street scenes, Ireland 1916

posted Oct 5, 2014, 12:12 PM by M Dew   [ updated Oct 5, 2014, 12:51 PM ]

Lately I've been finding that more and more of England has stood in for locations in Dublin in this episode. This time we're back in Liverpool. 

Soon after his arrival in Dublin, Indy is walking down Falkner Street when he spots a group of protesters outside Blackburne House.

After the bakery, we return to this same location (further east) as Indy watches a ragtag group of Irish republicans march by while talking to Maggie. 

Maggie runs back west (toward Hope Street) to join the others. 

Later, we return once again to this same street as Indy takes the girls window shopping on the west end of Falkner Street (at Hope Street) and is spotted by Sean. 

Abbey Theatre, Ireland 1916

posted Oct 4, 2014, 8:44 AM by M Dew   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 8:44 AM ]

Fresh of the heels of the last find is the "Abbey Theatre" as seen in Ireland 1916, where Indy goes to catch a Yeats play with Sean O'Casey (John Lynch). 

The Brook Theatre (formerly Old Town Hall) was altered slightly digitally to play the part. This is just south of Chatham Docks in Medway, England. 

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Dublin Docks, Ireland 1916

posted Oct 4, 2014, 8:29 AM by M Dew   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 10:59 AM ]

This discovery today opens up a flood-gate of findings, mostly from the Dublin episode. 

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The passenger terminal and dock scenes at the end of the episode were filmed at Chatham Historic Dockyard in Medway, South East England. This is a popular location for filming and has been seen recently in Les Misérables (2012) and Sherlock Holmes (2009). 

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The terminal was filmed inside the Ropery building.

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It comes as no surprise that many other scenes in the episode were also filmed among the many historic buildings on this site. 

Indy leaves the girls and walks past the old Royal Navy Barracks. 

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Another barracks building on Officer's Terrace is seen briefly in the uprising scenes. 

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During the zeppelin raid in London 1916, Vicky and Indy run down this same stairway escaping the double-decker bus. 

I am sure that many more discoveries will be made following this find, so check back later! The best part about this location? The historic shipyard and buildings are open to the public! Visit the website for more information. 

Indy's Prague Apartment

posted Jul 30, 2014, 11:01 AM by M Dew

This is a follow up to an earlier blog post about my "discovery" of the "Chauvin Atelier" - Indy's apartment that has a big role at the end of Prague 1917 (Espionage Escapades). As previously described, this was where in the final act, Indy must crawl out his window with the aid of a ladder to reconnect the phone line in order to receive an important call. Even though I'd fairly certainly pinpointed the location using Google Maps, there was no way to verify the find without someone on the street with a camera.
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This is where my friend fommes came to the rescue, with these great shots from his recent visit to Prague.
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As you can see, a certain amount of trickery was involved with the scene - including the manipulation of the street to a sidewalk, the buildings in the background and the addition of the non-existent telephone pole. However, there is no doubt that this is the correct location.
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This shows the view from the left side of the street, which illustrates the enhancements made to the above shots. 

Thanks again fommes for your help!

Venice Hospital

posted Apr 16, 2014, 6:29 PM by M Dew

I just returned from my first-ever trip to Italy and among many other adventures also managed to slip in a few film locations to the mix. It was very cool to see many of the famous landmarks seen onscreen in person and make a few discoveries as well. While walking through Venice I stumbled across one location completely by accident that I recognized immediately - the hospital in Venice during the "Tales of Innocence" bridging sequence. 

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This is where Indy is shown leaving the hospital (after some special care by one of the nurses) to much fanfare and hops in a boat toward the harbor. The building used clearly wasn't a real hospital and is rather nondescript compared to the many others in Venice. It was really only by the distinct S-curve of the canal here that I was able to identify the spot. 

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The canal seen in the shot is Rio del Malconton, and this particular pathway is called Fondamenta Malconton

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The nurse waves to Indy in front of Sotoportego Surian, which leads into Corte Surian

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Looking back up at the balcony of the building, where the nurses were waving from. 

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Indy heads out under the bridge that crosses over to Fondamenta Minotto. If one were to actually follow the canal out this way, it would rejoin the Grand Canal very near the Venezia Santa Lucia train station. 

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Cathedral, Florence 1908

posted Feb 23, 2014, 1:09 PM by M Dew   [ updated Apr 16, 2014, 1:08 PM ]

In this episode, Indy, Anna and Miss Seymour are seen touring the Bascilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. 

First, we see a shot of the "Cloister of the Dead" near the entrance to the church's museum. 

Then we see them walking out into the "Green Cloister."

Next we see them in the "Spanish Chapel", admiring the painted frescoes of Andrea di Bonaiuto, including "Way of Salvation" in this shot... 

 ...and "Crucifixion"...

...and detail of "Descent of Christ to Limbo." These are all located on the wall opposite the entrance to the chapel. 

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43.774754, 11.248854

War Hospital, Northern Italy 1918

posted Feb 5, 2014, 1:44 PM by M Dew

After falling victim to an aerial bombardment, Indy and a young Ernest Hemingway (Jay Underwood) are shown being cared for at a church high in the Italian mountains. This is actually the Sanctuary and Convent of the Holy Martyrs Victor and Corona (Santuario Santi Vittore e Corona), located 4 kilometers southeast of the town of Feltre. 

The Bascilica-Sanctuary is open daily from 9am-12pm. Go to the official website for more information about visits. 

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Battlefield in the Dolomites (Northern Italy)

posted Jan 10, 2014, 2:51 PM by M Dew

As this episode opens, Indy is seen working undercover as a German officer high in the Italian Dolomites. During WWI, many tunnels were bored through the mountains to serve as underground bunkers. Today these passageways remain and can be explored by adventurous mountaineers. 

For the filming of this episode, the film crew actually shot battle scenes high up on the side of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, one of the most popular destinations in the Dolomites. There are many actual tunnels from WWI in this area. 

The battle scenes were filmed on the south slopes of the mountain. This shot looks directly south.
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This is the reverse angle, looking back toward Tre Cime di Lavaredo

The entrance to the underground tunnel is located on the ridge of the east side of the easternmost peak of the three, Cima Piccola

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This photo illustrates where the tunnel is located on Cima Piccola

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Indy is seen exiting the tunnel and crossing to the north side of the peak to talk to Captain Morel (Karl Glen Stimpson). 

In the background, you can clearly make out the 2, 617m tower Toblin, located to the north...

...which can also be clearly seen in this establishing shot. Rifigio Antonio Locatelli is seen at the base. 

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I'm so glad to finally have pinned this one down, it's been one of my most wanted locations since I started this project!

Giulietta's House (Northern Italy 1918)

posted Jan 10, 2014, 12:02 PM by M Dew   [ updated Jan 10, 2014, 12:15 PM ]

Today's discovery is an exciting one! Much of the action in this episode centers around Indy's girlfriend Giulietta's house and Indy's efforts to compete for her affection despite the efforts of competing suitor Ernie Hemingway (Jay Underwood). 

I always figured this was one location I was never going to find, as how exactly does one go about locating a house in a small town in the Italian alpine region? With very little information about the town of Feltre itself available how on earth was I going to find this? I also always assumed that the location was somewhere else entirely, with the landscape added digitally to the background (as this is something VERY commonly done on this show). 

After finding the location of Indy and Giulietta's hillside date by using the Castle of Alboin seen in the background, I knew this was a good landmark. Then I noticed in one angle of the house seen multiple times that the castle tower is indeed visible faintly in the distance. 

Aha! Well now I had a place to begin! By matching the angle of the buildings in the background I cound triangulate the position and at least get in the ballpark. And using the first screenshot above, I at least had an overhead angle to help while searching the satellite imagery. 

Then everything lined up and there it was! It becomes evident that at least the first shot was digitally altered to remove a side building that is visible in one wider angle (left of frame), and the garden was removed entirely:

Unfortunately since this is a private residence there is little hope for actual photos of it to clarify for certain, and the south face of the house seen in the show is obstructed from the road by trees. However, a view of the east side is visible on the hillside in Google Street View:

And the view from the street shows us the beginning of the wooded drive leading to the house that is visible in several shots of Indy and Ernie approaching the house:

The house is located just to the SW of the center of Feltre, at approximately Via Col dei Canturi, 14

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