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Old 03-15-2009, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Melrose place started out as friends living in an older u shaped apartment building with a courtyard in the center of the U. One of the cast memebers ended up buying the building, or already owned it. My mind gets a little foggy at times. I do live on the coast though so that could have something to do with the weather. The first season which I did actually see was not filmed near my part of the world. Later seasons were filmed near where I live although I seldom watched the show. My youngest brother was a regular on the set and became good friends with most of the cast and crew. They would invite him to eat lunch with them during film breaks.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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I don't need help creating a story. The story is more or less written. I need help with figuring out the neighborhoods in LA, which is, in fact, only a tiny percentage of my story. Perhaps if I were writing a book about LA your point might be valid...or not. But since I'm writing a book about people who just happen to live in LA, it's not. Thanks for listening.
Echo Park would probably be correct. Get to the 101 and off to Burbank. I was friends with some people who lived in the building where they shot Nurse Betty. Really cool little complex in Silverlake, long steps leading upward. That might be the look you're going for.

This is only one opinion, but there could be some backgrounding on how a character came to possess a piece of property in a gentrifying area. I do hate the whitewashing in fictional renderings of "urban pioneers". Intentions are beside the point; economic stratification is an effect, and you can't not notice it. To me some acknowledgment of the ramifications is required to make a fully realized fictional world set in certain parts of LA. Ignoring it for some image of a boho Shangri-La kind of galls me.
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