This Instagram Account is the Tour Guide the Movie Nut Been Searching For

Up until a few weeks ago, I was referred to as what many would call a “unicorn.” I was a born
and bred Angeleno – I came out of my Mama at Cedars-Sinai, grew up in “The Valley” and
basically lived my entire life in The City of Angels…with one, little, four-year exception…a
social experiment I called “college.”

In high school, I knew I was going to be President of the United States. It wasn’t even a
conversation. Given my professional destiny, I thought it made sense to leave L.A. and go to the
seat of the nation’s government for university….so that’s what I did.

When it came time to move across the country, like most of my first-year classmates, my dad
came along to help (read: foot the bill) with my move-in. Wondering the baggage claim area, a
nice older gentleman in a black suit and tie and chauffeur’s cap approached us and asked us if we
needed a ride – amazing – and apparently illegal… Airport police let us off with a warning, after
inspecting my dad’s driver’s license and doubting its authenticity as a result of his 90210 zip
code…90210 is a television show, not a real postal code.

Throughout college, and then as I traveled, almost every non-Angeleno I met would ask if I
knew a celebrity (of course I do), or if I knew where this or that was filmed. It allowed me to
develop a certain pizzazz, if you will – the guy from L.A.

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THANK GOD I went to college before Andrea David created her Instagram page
@FilmTourismUS, because she would have removed all the interest my L.A. heritage commanded.
And apparently, it’s not just that police officer from Dulles, or my classmates, that want to know
where the Walsh twins’ West Beverly High is…or if the house from Up is based off a real home
(it is, and it’s as fucking adorable as you’d imagine).

Check out their Instagram to learn the real-world locations of your favorite fakes, from
Westeros to Hogwarts, you’re in for a fun journey.

 

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