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D. M. Brockman
26 December 2007
The Real World of Perry Mason
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Trivia By Episode
About places seen. Most recent addition(s) marked with . Last
updated 26 December 2007.
- TCOT Negligent
Nymph Paradise Cove is just as they
state in the episode. I lived there for 5 years!
There are some great shots of the way things used
to be. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 9/21/07. You can
see some of the show's locations in the Old
Malibu Photo Gallery at the Paradise Cove website.
- TCOT Violent Village
"Fawnskin is in the San Bernardino National
Forest, not in the Sierras. It is located on
highway 38 on the North shore of Big Bear
Lake." Submitted by D. A. Supernaw,
10/20/06. Show pictures and more here.
- TCOT Prudent Prosecutor
"I believe the opening scene here is at the
corner of Kanan Rd. and Agoura Rd. in the parking
lot of a place called Whizins." Submitted by
Mitch English, 10/2/05. Google map here.
This is in Agoura Hills, CA. There was a Whizins
restaurant at "Cornell Corners" near
the time of the series. Today, the Whizins
Shopping Center is located northeast of the
intersection of Cornell Road and Agoura Road This
is about a mile east of Kanan Road.
- TCOT Barefaced Witness
In the scene where Paul is on his way to W. L.
Picard's office, two California state highway
signs can be seen, one for route 23 and the other
for route 118. These roads actually converge in
the city of Moorpark, not in the "Pinon
City" of the show. See here.
Submitted by Steve Fox, 10/7/04.
That Mysterious Black Bar that
appears in the scene with the roadsigns is there
to cover up a sign. More here.
From a post to the Perry_Mason
group by Rich Erickson, 12/16/06.
- TCOT Brazen Bequest
Some exterior shots were filmed at the University
of Redlands and at the somewhat
"modernized" old La
Posada (aka La Pasada) hotel on
State Street (long since torn down) in downtown
Redlands, CA (not far from Big Dave's home town).
Submitted by Tom Southard, 4/29/00.
- TCOT Double-entry Mind
The interior seen in the opening is that of the Bradbury
Building. The large center opening
has been used in many show shots. Show picture
and more here.
Submitted by Mitch English, 1/11/06.
- TCOT Two-faced Turn-a-bout
in the Dark ride
featured in this episode was at the Long
Beach Pike. The "airport
protest" scene was staged outside the lobby
of the Long Beach Arena, a few blocks from the
Pike. Show pictures here.
Submitted by D. A Supernaw, 6/21/05.
- TCOT Arrogant Arsonist
Look for the real L.A.F.D Fire Station
99 in this episode. See here.
Submitted by Steve Fox, 1/12/05. Additional info
from Barbara Brafman, 1/13/05.
Vincent Thomas Bridge A pan shot
of this bridge is used to open the scene by the
fireboat dock. See here.
Submitted by Mitch English, 3/3/05, and D.A.
Supernaw, 3/4/05. Also seen in the pan shot is
L.A. City No. 2 (Fireboat).
- TCOT Missing Button
The early scene where Perry and Paul walk down a
ramp to a dock on their way to the Blue Nymph
sailboat was filmed near the Alamitos Bay Marine
Bureau building. See here.
Submitted by D. A Supernaw, 3/17/05.
- TCOT Blonde Bonanza
In an early sequence, Della makes a call from a
phone booth on Ocean Avenue across from Palisades
Park in Santa Monica. The following pier scene is
at Santa Monica Pier. Submitted by Mitch English,
4/2/05. The restaurant appears to be the
Belle-Vue. Look for the Surf View Cafe on the
pier. Later, there's a glimpse of the Breaker's
Motel sign. See more here.
- TCOT Thermal Thief A
swimming pool next to a marina is seen in the
home movies of Dion near the beginning of this
episode. This is at the Long Beach Yacht Club at
6201 Appian Way. See here.
Submitted by D. A. Supernaw, 4/26/05, 2/11/07.
- TCOT Carefree Coronary
Right after the scene where Della says Paul is
dying, there's an establishing shot of a
building. It's the L.A. County USC hospital in
Boyle Heights known as "Big County."
Submitted by Mitch English, 5/21/05.
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
An establishing shot of the arena appears early
in the show. See here.
Submitted by Scott Pekeris, 7/1/05.
- TCOT Runaway Racer
Towards midway, Perry and Paul drive up to
Olivers Stone's estate in Paul's Corvette. The
house is actually "The
Magic Castle" in Hollywood. See
Submitted by D. A Supernaw, 10/28/05.
Those short scenes showing a building or locale are used
to set the scene for upcoming action. Click the picture
for more information.
||The Hall of Justice
Seen in a panning shot before a scene in the
jail. Built in 1925, this building also housed
the criminal courts until 1973. See it here.
Seen in an upwards pan shot before a visit to
Perry's office. In real life, it was the Bank of
California building at 6th and Flower.
||Las Vegas etc.
A popular dwelling place for people that put pressure
on Perry's clients, the shots usually feature
some familiar signage.
Seen throughout the series, from various angles,
before a hospital scene.
||Bars and Clubs
Popular locations for moving the story along,
exteriors are occasionally seen. Shown here:
Red's Reef Bar and Grill.
Eric Cooper points out some exterior scenes that
look like the area near Chatsworth, California.