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Feb 16th, 2009 at 10:08am

retro   Offline
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Does anyone have any idea where this scene was filmed?  Presumably, it is not on the backlot, but somewhere in the Hollywood / Culver City vicinity.

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Reply #1 - Feb 16th, 2009 at 10:36am

Pierre   Offline
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I think we've seen this building before on the old board.  Concensus at the time was that it was a Park's building up at Franklin Canyon Reservoir (Myers Lake).  The script indicated it was employed as a restaurant:  Morelli's?  It might still be extant.
 
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Reply #2 - Feb 16th, 2009 at 11:59am

Briscoe Darling   Offline
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In this episode, you can see the "Mom's Diner" at the beginning when Andy, Peggy, Barney and Thelma Lou come walking out.

It's definitely on the 40 Acres lot, but I'm not sure where. I would guess somewhere near the "Gomer Pyle USMC" set or maybe near "Stalag 13"
 

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Reply #3 - Feb 16th, 2009 at 1:30pm

retro   Offline
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I think Pierre is on the right track.  Not to be hornery with ya Briscoe, but I'm all but certain it's not on the 40 Acres backlot.   That hill, for one thing, is immediately beyond the building in the first pic, and even if it were a telephoto-induced illusion, it's not Baldwin Hills.
 
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Reply #4 - Feb 16th, 2009 at 1:50pm

Briscoe Darling   Offline
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Off the top of my head, the only other location that I can think of that it might be, would be near where "MASH" was filmed about 10 years later.  Undecided
 

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Reply #5 - Feb 16th, 2009 at 2:58pm

Pierre   Offline
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If you do a Mapquest search for Franklin Canyon, Beverly Hills, you should come up with an option for the Franklin Canyon Reservoir.  (I just did it).

The FCReservoir is actually two 'lakes'  An upper and a lower.  The canyon roads go bascially north to south on either side of the two reservoirs.  

Switch from [Street map] to [Aerial Map] and you'll be using the satellite image and can see the building and such.

The building suspected of being the one depicted could be the building at the north end of the north (upper) lake, which was Myers Lake. Not the big one situated north to south, the one just to the north east, situated mostly west to east.  It's just south of Mulholland on Franklin Canyon Drive.

I have no confirmation that this IS the building, but it is a likely suspect and would be neat to visit if in the area.
 
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Reply #6 - Feb 16th, 2009 at 3:07pm

Briscoe Darling   Offline
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Ruffton, NC

 
You might want to listen to the podcast by our Principal, who has been there and has posted some pics and directions to Franklin Canyon and the reservoir.

www.mayberry.com/podcasts ;  You can then find the podcast entitled "Franklin Canyon Reservoir"  There is also links to the pics taken.
 

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Reply #7 - Feb 16th, 2009 at 3:34pm

Pierre   Offline
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but I married Ellen!
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Although... there is a building at the dam end of the lake that is more likely...   We need to send up the Tarheels to reconoiter.
 
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Reply #8 - Feb 21st, 2009 at 10:37am

retro   Offline
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Here is a broader (taller) view of the mystery location, along with lake scenes from the same episode..."Andy's Rich Girlfriend."   This really doesn't look like the Franklin Canyon location, but I could be wrong.


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Reply #9 - Feb 21st, 2009 at 10:22pm

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
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Boy, oh boy, That doesn't look like the berm built around part of the perimeter of the 40lot, so that's out.  Could be Baldwin hills, but.. I still think it could be Franklin Canyon, but I cannot say for sure.  It surely does not look like a props department made body of water like on Gilligan's Island.

Remember the building is of wood frame construction and is at least 50 years old.  It may not still be standing,  but if well maintained it could still be standing, but in a different form, possibly added onto.

It might also be the set used in A Feud is a Feud, where Andy has the feudees switch shot guns and step-off 10 paces, which they didn't do, of course.
 
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Reply #10 - Feb 21st, 2009 at 10:56pm

Orville Monroe   Offline
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The third picture from the bottom puts me in mind of the outside long shot of where Andy went to shot crows in 'A Perfect Female' but that could just be old age talking. Have to check the DVD later. Grin
 

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Reply #11 - Feb 23rd, 2009 at 12:24am

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Reply #12 - Feb 23rd, 2009 at 12:46pm

retro   Offline
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One contact has suggested that this looks like the Lake Sherwood area, just south of Thousand Oaks in Los Angeles County.    A few images on Flickr titled "Filming at Lake Sherwood" show ground-level views that support this.   Anyone here from the L.A. area or who otherwise might be familiar with Lake Sherwood?
 
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Reply #13 - Feb 26th, 2009 at 9:19am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
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Some of those hills look like the ones where the reality show, "Biggest Loser" is filmed.  But, then again, once you've seen one hill you've seen 'em all... right?
 
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Reply #14 - Feb 27th, 2009 at 9:23am

Mayberry Citizen   Offline
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Lake Sherwood is an interesting possibility, although I'm not aware that TAGS used it during filming of the series. Lake Sherwood (now the ultra-expensive Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks) was a very popular filming location, especially during Hollywood's golden age. The first few seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard were filmed there just before it was sold for golf course development. Here's a link to present day Lake Sherwood: http://www.sherwoodcc.com/ as well as a photo of the lake: http://www.sherwoodcountryclub.com/default.aspx?p=.NETCEEditorPFSTC&NoNav=1&ID=2...
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