Are you also planning on going to London, Mexico, Las Vegas, taking a cruise? That would be quite a tour. Anyway, the LA thing would be pretty great. I can't be of any help of course, just thought I would fill a bit of space....
Rob..I'd love to be there but I am not much of a traveler...but if you get some guys from this site to join you ....well..that will be terrific! It sounds really wonderful!
Although I left Los Angeles 19 years ago, I recognize many of the locations ( I have listed them before on this site).
(1) "Make Me A Perfect Murder". Columbo has an accident near the beginning. We see him driving on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City (San Fernando Valley). I lived a few blocks from there.
(2) "Identity Crisis"- Columbo meets "the number 1 man" at Travel Town, in Griffith Park, north east of Hollywood.
(3) "Requiem for a Falling Star" - Nora Chandler meets secretly with Jerry Parks (and runs into Columbo and numerous fans) at Sportsman's Lodge, also in Studio City.
(4) "The Conspirators". We see Columbo driving his car on the high Vincent Thomas Bridge which connects the Ports of Los Angeles (San Pedro) and Long Beach.
(5) "The Most Crucial Game" filmed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in downtown L.A.
Again, since I have been away for a long time, some of the places may have changed their names.
If I think of more, I will post them.
Very interesting YM...I don't think I was on this forum when you posted this stuff before. I'd really be interested, as would Rob, in hearing about more.
And Cassa, wasn't there an episode filmed in the Hollywood Bowl?
I seem to vaguely remember that Paul....but right now the name of the episode escapes me!!
Oops, I forgot "Etude in Black" which
was filmed in the Hollywood Bowl.
How could I forget? Thanks, Paul!
All good suggestions. And don't forget (assuming that it's possible to drive close enough to see it): the famous "Stahl House", featured in multiple "Columbo" episodes including "Prescription: Murder," "Murder By The Book" and "The Most Cricial Game". See:
If you're willing to drive out of town, a memorable stop would be the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, from "Short Fuse":
And by all means, no Columbo fan's visit to LA is complete without a stop at Barney's Beanery!!!... portrayed literally in "Ransom For A Dead Man" and in fictional form in several later episodes. See: