California in the movies: Visit "The Big Lebowski," "Godfather" and more on location
The first moving picture was made in France, in 1888, and since then movies have been made all over the world. But in the minds of most people, movies — and their offspring, TV shows — are pretty much inextricably associated with California. Indeed, one of the joys of driving around the state is turning a corner and stumbling onto a building that looks familiar, only to realize, "Oh yeah! This is where Mrs. Doubtfire lives."
Text by Tony Lioce | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
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There was quite a list written in the paper about all the different movies, etc. that have been filmed in Sonoma County. Like:
Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" was filmed in Bodega.
Peggy Sue Got Married was filmed at Santa Rosa High School and all over Petaluma.
Mumford was also all over Sonoma Co. including First Presbyterian Church.. while I was there! (they had to ask us to keep it down o_0 )
McDonald Ave is another favourite spot to film because of all the amazing Victorian houses.
American Graffiti, Scream, Basic Instinct, the list goes on...
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