Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Rockford Files - Episode: The Reincarnation of Angie (1975) Billy's Diner on 5th - Paty's Restaurant on Riverside Drive - Marie Callenders Pies on Riverside Drive - The beautiful actress Elayne Heilveil - Copper Penny Family Coffee Shop

Elayne Heilveil played Angela Perris - She would later appear on another episode of the Rockford Files and get married to Jim Rockford prison buddy Angel Martin 

ABOVE PHOTO: Jim Rockford butts heads with FBI Agent Dan Shore (played by the late great Wayne Tippit) at Billy's Diner on 5th Street - which was actually the sidewalk cafe of Paty's Restaurant 10001 Riverside Drive - which is still operating in Toluca Lake California.



ABOVE THREE PHOTOS: Different scene shots from the 1975 episode of the Rockford Files - which were filmed at Patys Restaurant. The above photo shows the same intersection as it looks likes in 2013 - 38 years later. 

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WE HAVE AN UPDATE 
I need some help on the below photo....
Above Photo: This scene shot is from the same episode as the above images. Jim Rockford can be seen talking on a payphone - Jim was speaking with FBI Agent Dan Shore.
The overhead sign seen outside of the telephone booth in the upper left hand corner reads
???????  PENNY
It appears to be possibly a restaurant sign maybe????
This scene was the scene just before Rockford meets Shore at Paty's Restaurant, so I believe this location is probably in or around Toluca Lake.
Anybody have any idea as to what business that sign belongs to?
Thanks 
UPDATE: An alert viewer informed us that this is the: Copper Penny Family Coffee Shop 
which had multiple locations.
This one appears to be by an expressway/freeway ramp and probably is in either Burbank, CA or the Toluca Lake neighborhood.
Anybody know????

2ND UPDATE: From the comment section
I can assure you that Copper Penny Family Coffee Shop as seen in that image was the one once located at: Riverside Dr & N Pass Ave, Burbank, Los Angeles, California.
Just blocks from the movie studios. 
I am a retired police officer from Burbank, CA and was a frequent visitor to that location.

CAN ANYBODY CONFIRM THIS?

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From the comment section: Unknown said...
In scene that shows the investment building behind Jim Rockford you also see the image of a white railing. This can also be seen across from Paty's on google maps

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10001+Riverside+Dr,+Toluca+Lake,+CA+91602/@34.1522079,-118.3496425,3a,52.5y,159.76h,76.33t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1syu68pnd0uUnmLcJnCpyjPQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2be325c7d3801:0x77b108cc5918dc00!6m1!1e1


ABOVE PHOTO: Holiday Inn: 21101 VENTURA Blvd · WOODLAND HILLS, CA
I really like the old Holiday Inn green signs...Too bad they are no longer in use.

ABOVE PHOTO: My Brother’s BBQ: 21150 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills, CA
The yellow building next dor to the BBQ joint was a hardware store...It is no longer there.
 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sign belongs to a Copper Penny Family Coffee Shop but that was a chain with restaurants in a lot of locations.

Anonymous said...

I can assure you that Copper Penny Family Coffee Shop as seen in that image was the one once located at: Riverside Dr & N Pass Ave, Burbank, Los Angeles, California.

Just blocks from the movie studios.

I am a retired police officer from Burbank, CA and was a frequent visitor to that location.

fullerplast said...

Movies and tv shows are not shot in sequence, so the order of the scene has absolutely no bearing on the probable location. For example, despite the previous scene being in Toluca Lake... the phone booth scene could have been shot hours or days earlier or later. The retired police officer is probably right. By the way, have you noticed in The Rockford Files his car often changes years back and forth? This, and many other tv shows, uses and re-uses footage over and over. You have to be aware of the subtle differences in Firebirds of the era, but it happens often. Thats beside the point, I guess, but it kind of ties in with the reality that scenes were not shot in any kind of order.

Unknown said...

In scene that shows the investment bldg behind rockford you also see the image of a white railing. This can also be seen across from paty's on google maps

https://www.google.com/maps/place/10001+Riverside+Dr,+Toluca+Lake,+CA+91602/@34.1522079,-118.3496425,3a,52.5y,159.76h,76.33t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1syu68pnd0uUnmLcJnCpyjPQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2be325c7d3801:0x77b108cc5918dc00!6m1!1e1

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,

Do you know if the Holiday Inn in this episode is the same one shown in "Three's Company" introduction, which I believe was filmed in Santa Monica?

Go Sox!

Thanks,
Joe

James Rockford said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hi Bill,

Do you know if the Holiday Inn in this episode is the same one shown in "Three's Company" introduction, which I believe was filmed in Santa Monica?

Go Sox!

Thanks,
Joe

May 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM
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Not 100% sure but I do believe it is.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

The scene is the Copper Penny in Burbank but your location is off just a bit. The phone booth would have been on the west side of North Maple Street where it intersects with West Olive Avenue and the camera was facing northeast down West Olive. The Copper Penny stood on the northern side of West Olive. I believe the building in the background with the interesting shape was then a pharmacy (Olive Drug?) but is now part of the Warner Brothers lot.

I just happened to find this page when researching the location as the same area appears in the season 2 Wonder Woman episode 'Knockout'. Those scenes were filmed on the Warner Brothers lot facing the Copper Penny. Good luck pinning down those filming locations, Christian