Sunday, June 21, 2015

Another Filming Location Identified! - The Rockford Files - Episode: Where's Houston (1975) - Safeway Grocery Store with rooftop parking

This Safeway Food Store had rooftop parking. I would guess the store and the building are long gone... I believe this store was located either in or around Burbank, California. Anybody know what locations this was? Thanks!

Thanks to an anonymous blog viewer we now have 100% confirmation of this filming location. 864 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA 90272... It is now a CVS Drugs with the same rooftop parking area. You can match up the house on the street to both the 1970's photos (ABOVE) and to the 2012 photos (BELOW). Thank you to the person who sent this information in to us!

Split image screen shot shows the intersection of
East Olive Ave and First Street, Burbank, CA

The Sunset Marquis Hotel
1200 Alta Loma Rd,  West Hollywood, CA 90069
LEFT IMAGE: Screen shot from this episode - RIGHT IMAGE: 2015
As Jim Rockford looks out the window of Room 105 of the Sunset Marquis Hotel, he sees police pulling up next door at the Park Wellington Condos located at 1131 Alta Loma Rd, West Hollywood, CA 
ABOVE IMAGE: Attempting to identify these two actors.

Thanks to "Kosmo" the actor with the mustache is Del Monroe (1936-2009) - he played "Charlie"

ABOVE IMAGE: Unaccredited actress played the clerk
ABOVE PHOTO: Lane Bradbury played Houston