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La La Land filmed at some of most iconic spots
If you've been to see the movie La La Land, you know the movie was filmed in so many Los Angeles locations it could almost serve as a travel brochure for anyone planning a visit to L.A. The producers chose iconic locations that would be great destinations for any visitor wanting to get a true taste of L.A. and the Southland.
La La Land is a love story about Mia and Sebastian, young people hoping to make it big in Los Angeles. If you want to follow in their footsteps here are several of the real locations they used for filming the movie:
105/110 freeway interchange -- The movie starts out with a long, continuous shot of a rousing dance number performed, of all places, on a freeway ramp with Los Angeles in the background. If you were wondering just where that is located, it's where the 105 and 110 freeways meet. It was shot over two long days with dozens of cars and dancers all up on the overpass performing for a camera on a huge crane.
Mt. Hollywood Drive -- The iconic promo photo used to promote the film -- the one featuring the two lead actors dancing with the view of L.A. in the background -- was filmed at a place called Cathy's Corner, which is actually in Griffith Park. The actors dance their way through a song called "A Lovely Night" and you, too, can have a lovely night if you just drive up Hollywood Drive to catch the sunset.
Warner Bros. Studios -- The plot includes the fact that Mia works at a coffee shop in a movie studio but you may be wondering which one. It's the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank and, if you've been there, you'll recognize the main street building facades that you are able to see on their studio tour. The shop itself was fake, but it's shown in the movie to be opposite the window actually used in the filming of Casablanca. There's even a line in the movie pointing that out.