Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Rockford Files - Episode: Coulter City Wildcat (1976) - Santa Paula CA was used as Coulter City, CA - Royal Oak Motel

ABOVE PHOTO: In the episode of Coulter City Wildcats Jim and Rocky Rockford travel to the fictional town of Coulter City, California. In reality Santa Paula, California was the actual location used for this fictional TV town.

 
ABOVE PHOTO: In this image you can see Jim and Rocky pulling into the Royal Oak Motel in Coulter City, California. This was once a real motel located at 320 W Harvard Blvd. Santa Paula, CA 93060. When I was a child I remember staying at such small town motels while traveling with my family on driving vacations. Slowly many of these family own motels are going away.
ABOVE PHOTO: What the property looks like today (2012) that once was the Royal Oak Motel. It is now called Harvard Place at 320 West Harvard, Santa Paula, CA

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The building just to the left of Rockford's car was a restaurant called Ichabods

Angela K. said...

Thank you very much for posting this. I wanted to know where this episode was filmed and if that cute motel still existed. You answered my exact questions. I used to stay at motels like that with my parents on driving trips too. I wish they would not go away....