Saturday, October 12, 2013

UPDATE: This filming location has been identified! The Green Spot Motel in Victorville, CA - The Rockford Files - Backlash of the Hunter - We are stumped on this location and need your help.

A GIANT THANK YOU TO STEVE REICH FOR THE 
 
SOLUTION TO THIS FILMING LOCATION MYSTERY! 
 
The Green Spot Motel
 
16937 C Street, Victorville, CA 92395
 
(Still images from this episode) The above photo shows the side of the street that the wedding chapel was located on and the below photo shows the opposite side of the street which had the "Valley Auto Supplies" painted sign.
 
UPDATE: Don said...
Did more checking and found the address of the old Valley Auto Parts (named for Victor Valley), which is 15614 8th St., Victorville, CA. Google searches for that address show it now to be an unmarked McDonald's office, which is next door to the Victorville Fire Dept.

 
In this Rockford episode it appears that they transformed this old motel into a Las Vegas wedding chapel. The second photo shows the brick wall across the street from this makeshift wedding chapel. One would presume that Valley Auto Supply is located in the Simi/Silicon Valley area of California.
Does anybody know the location of this motel?
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16937 C St, Victorville, CA 92395
 
 
 
As the GREEN SPOT MOTEL looks today in 2013

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Wouldn't this be in the San Fernando Valley, like many Rockford Files locations, and not the Simi or Silicon valleys?

Anonymous said...

Hey, there's another location from this episode that I haven't identified. For a few seconds, they show a scene that takes place in a disco. I don't have any pictures, but I think this same club appeared in the movie "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane".

Anonymous said...

The disco is:

GAZZARRI'S ON THE STRIP, HOLLYWOOD

9039 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

This blog has a full posting on it.

http://rockfordfilesfilminglocations.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-rockford-files-episode-backlash-of.html

Don said...

Wow, Valley Auto Parts of the mid-1970's is now the Victorville Fire Dept. Interesting to see what has changed and what remains the same since 1973.

Don said...

Did more checking and found the address of the old Valley Auto Parts (named for Victor Valley), which is 15614 8th St., Victorville, CA. Google searches for that address show it now to be an unmarked McDonald's office, which is next door to the Victorville Fire Dept.

Bill Anderson said...

I could identify a lot of places in the pilot episode. Gazzarri's has been mentioned...Greenblatts is another easy identification, the former theater on 2nd and Santa Monica in Santa Monica...the Santa Monica bus going to the Santa Monica Pier...and this is just from memory.