Last week, when we were still jonesing for our Don Draper fix, we touched on some of the places in Los Angeles where you could go for Mad Men-era ambience. Thanks to the premiere, we’re feeling much more level headed, albeit still excited about this Sunday, and thought we’d do a round-up of places in and around L.A. that have appeared in the series. Enjoy!
675 Arden Rd Pasadena, CA 91106. Photo via Google.
The home Don and Betty Draper shared in Ossining, NY is actually played by a house in Pasadena, located just east of Los Angeles. And yes, they do change the color of the door back to it’s original red each time they film.
Ebell of Los Angeles. 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90005. Photo via Curbed.
In season 3, Roger Sterlings’ daughter’s wedding was hosted at the Ebell of Los Angeles. When the women’s club was founded in 1894, it was rare for ladies to attend college. The members lined up erudite speakers to cover subjects such as ancient Egypt, Shakespeare, prison reform and other noteworthy presentations to ensure they got a proper education. The club is still going strong today, with members of both sexes enjoying all it has to offer.
L.A. Music Center. 135 N. Grand. Los Angeles, CA 90012. Photo via Getty.
Located in downtown Los Angeles, the Music Center was transformed into Rome during season 3′s episode, “Souvenir”. Comprised of 11 acres, the Music Center is made up of 4 houses: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall and plays an ongoing role in revitalization of downtown L.A.
Frank Sinatra Fox Residence, a.k.a. the Farralone. Chatsworth, CA. Photo via Curbed.
Built in 1951 for Chase Bank heiress Dora Hutchinson, the Farralone is a Hollywood star in it’s own right. The heiress rented it out to Frank Sinatra,who in turn sublet the guesthouse (which has it’s own pool!) to Marilyn Monroe. It’s the site of her last photo shoot and JFK is rumored to have dallied with her there before her death. Used in the season 2 episode “The Jet Set”, it made viewers drool with it’s sleek mid-century design.
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