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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Berkeley, Alameda County: Sproul Plaza. Telegraph Avenue (between Haste and Dwight Streets). Unit 1 Residence Halls. Theta Delta Chi fraternity house.

Carmel, Monterey County: Supposedly, one of the highway shots was done in front of the Carmelite Monastery. Is this correct?

City and County of San Francisco: The Bay Bridge. San Francisco Zoo.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Exposition Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: University of Southern California's Alumni Park, Doheny Library, Physical Education Department Building, and the Von KleinSmid Center.

Goleta, Santa Barbara County: Winchester Canyon Road.

Koreatown, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Ambassador Hotel.

Las Cruces, Santa Barbara County: Gaviota Tunnel.

La Verne, Los Angeles County: United Methodist Church.

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County.

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The opening scenes were set at Los Angeles International Airport, but does anyone know if they were filmed there or elsewhere?
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Supposedly, the Braddock house is located in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, but this is not yet confirmed.
See further below for more shots of this place.... Oh, and I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.
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Where was the Robinson house filmed?
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The fictionarl "Taft Hotel" was filmed at the Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Koreatown, Los Angeles.
This was back when the hotel was still in business. It's now been closed since 1989 and primarily used as a movie set location.
The middle shot is a composite of several in a right-to-left pan, hence Dustin Hoffman appearing thrice in the picture.
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These are two more pictures from the "Braddock House", but where was it filmed?
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And the strip club?
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Benjamin Braddock is supposed to be driving to Berkeley, but instead he is on the Bay Bridge heading towards San Francisco.
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Though set at Cal, this fountain was filmed next to the University of Southern California's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.
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This shot was actually filmed on location at Sproul Plaza
at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Benjamin is on Telegraph Avenue (between Haste and Dwight) looking across the street towards Moe's Books which still exists today, though Moe himself died in 1998.
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Though it looks like the bus was going north on Telegraph,
this was probably filmed elsewhere since the street quickly
dead-ends at the U.C. Berkeley campus.
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San Francisco Zoo, 2701 Sloat Boulevard,
Sunset District, San Francisco.
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This appears to be the corner of Durant and Dana Streets in Berkeley. The wall and red fencing are below Ida Sproul Hall at Unit 3,
and the blue sign and shrubs are in front of the church. In the first shot, that's a young Richard Dreyfuss in one of his earliest roles.
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Another composite picture, this time from
USC near Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
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This was shot at USC's Physical Education Department Building.
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Again, Hoffman is heading to Berkeley, but, in real life,
he is driving on the westbound span of the bridge from
Yerba Buena Island towards San Francisco.
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These are the Unit 1 Residence Halls on the 2600 block of Durant Avenue at College. The large building is Deutsch Hall and the perpendicular one (obscured by the tree) is Cheney Hall. The Dining Commons is under the red curved roof, but this building was demolished in March 2003 as part of the expansion of Unit 1.
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This is the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house (commonly known as Chia-Frat because of the ivy-covering). It is at 2647 Durant Avenue and is directly across the street from Unit 1's Freeborn Hall (Freeborn and Putnam mirror Deutsch and Cheney on the other side of the D.C. in the previous picture). I lived at Freeborn for three years between 1995-1999, as a resident and later as an R.A.
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Here's another fun geography error. Benjamin is heading south to Santa Barbara, but here he's driving north through the Gaviota Tunnel. This is at Gaviota State Park next to Las Cruces, south of Buellton on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.
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The gas station was filmed on Winchester Canyon Road in Goleta, just west of Santa Barbara.
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This is actually the United Methodist Church of La Verne, 3205 D Street at 11th Street, La Verne, north of Pomona, CA.
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Was this shot near La Verne or Santa Barbara?
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The Graduate (1967)
CAST: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Buck Henry, Brian Avery, Walter Brooke, Norman Fell, Richard Dreyfuss....
WRITER: Charles Webb, Calder Willingham, Buck Henry
PRODUCER: Joseph E. Levine, Lawrence Turman
DIRECTOR: Mike Nichols
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Richard Sylbert
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robert Surtees
EDITOR: Sam O'Steen

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