Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank You to Editor Craig Clough of the North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

The Web site has a lot of images of North Hollywood, Studio City, Sherman Oaks and Toluca Lake, but still needs help identifying some other locations. 

Patch received an email recently drawing our attention to therockfordfilestv.blogspot.com. Any fan of the old NBC TV show The Rockford Files or anyone with an an interest in vintage 70s images of the North Hollywood/Toluca Lake/Studio City/Sherman Oaks area should be sure to check it out.
The blog is primarily dedicated to finding and identifying locations around Los Angeles that were used in the show, which starred James Garner as an L.A.-based private investigator and aired from 1974-1980.

Many of the locations identified in the blog are -- or were -- in the East Valley area, including the old Pickwick Drive-in Theater at 1100 W. Alameda in Burbank, the American Coin & Stamp Co. at 12164 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City (closed, now Dilbeck Realtors), the Ventura Car Wash at 13320 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks (still there), Texaco Dino's Datsun Repair (long gone, as are Datsuns themselves) at 4365 Lankerhsim Blvd. in North Hollywood, and the Little Brown Church/Church of the Valley in Studio City (definitely still there and the subject of a recent profile by Patch).  

But the blog is still seeking help in identifying some locations, such as this one, this one, this one and this one. Also be sure to check out the blog Rockford Files Locations, which reveals several places used on the show in Toluca Lake and Studio City, including St. Charles Borromeo.

Heard some news you want us to check out? Let me know: Craig.Clough@patch.com