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I noticed something concerning Colubmo locations the other day. The Van Wyck house in Playback and the Donner house in Deadly State of Mind are the same house! Both have steps leading down from one room into two adjacent rooms at 90 degrees from each other. The door to the house enters at this upper level in Playback but the door appears to be covered up by a piece of furniture in State. The fireplace is in the same location in both episodes. Check this out to see if I'm on to something here.
I was watching Columbo: Fade in to Murder and also Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey with william shatner now im not positive but both of the houses owned by shatner *in the episodes* seem to be the same house.The driveways and styles are too similiar.Can anyone shed light on this?..is it possible that it is actually william shatners house?Just a bit coincidental to use the same location in different episodes with the only link being shatner over so many years
I watched a few bits and pieces of TVLand's "Benson" marathon last weekend, and the governor's mansion (exterior) looks a lot like Alex Benedict's mansion in "Etude in Black." I don't know if my eyes were playing tricks on me, or if it could have been the same mansion.
Where was the house in "Murder by the Book" and "The Most Crucial Game?"
Also the house in "Dagger of the Mind"?
Yes, the "Benson" house is the "Etude in Black" house. In Pasadena, CA.
Sherlock, the "Murder By The Book"/"Most Crucial Game" house is the one I was talking about before -- it was also in "Prescription: Murder". You'll find a whole discussion of that house in the Scrapbook article, "Columbo Flashback". It's called Stahl House.
The mansion used in "Etude In Black" is the same mansion seen in "Benson" and if I'm remembering correctly, it is also the house used in "Fresh Prince Of Bel Aire". That house pops up a lot in TV shows and movies. However, it is NOT the same house as Jarvis Goodland's in "Greenhouse Jungle". I myself made that mistake but then I looked at it closer. The Goodland house is not the same as the Bennidict house. They do look alike however.
i made that same mistake too. i thought alex's house and goodland's house were the same at one point also....they are close, but no cigar..
(oh darnit! i searched fo a cigar icon but there wasn't one.