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Classic Film Location: LA Confidential House in Hancock Park

Wilcox House

This week Los Angeles Magazine reflects on ‘LA Confidential’, one of the many Oscar winning films shot on location in Hancock Park. The film is a 1997 neo-noir detective film based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel of the same title…it hardly seems possible you can live in LA and not have seen it.  It has a 99% rating on the film review site Rotten Tomatoes.

The film was shot all over LA, but a few of the most memorable scenes were set in and around our neighborhood… including scenes at the Formosa Cafe and at this home on Wilcox Avenue.  Click over to Los Angeles Magazine’s CityThink story Scene it Before: Lynn Bracken’s House from L.A. Confidential. Author Lindsay Blake’s reflections on the home and the pivotal role it plays in the film validate the feeling I get every time I drive by. You can almost picture a young Kim Basinger living inside – Oscar on the shelf – waiting for Amazon Fresh to deliver her groceries.


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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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