Warning: Picture heavy
Last year I took a road trip up the coast of California.....on the way... i dropped by several film locations of the rocketeer.....
the following are pictures of the Griffith Observatory, Ennis House, and the Bigelow Hangar in Santa Maria.....
I dropped by the exact location of the Bulldog Cafe....unfortunately...the site is on private property and the owner refused to let photos be taken of the area....
I plan on visiting the rest of the locations some time in 2013....
Griffith Observatory: Scenes filmed in November 1990
Scenes include Cliff Secord meeting Neville Sinclair and the Valentine mob to switch the pack for Jenny, the ground battle between the FBI and the Nazis, Neville abducting Jenny and taking her to the zeppelin.
The rest of the Griffith Observatory/ Zeppelin fight scene took place at Indian Dunes Raceway and San Rafael.
Walkway: the Rocketeer meet the Valentine mob and Neville
Statue Near walkway:
Stairs Neville Sinclair takes Jenny up to the Zeppelin
Rocketeer Blasts off to rescue Jenny:
Ennis House: I found mixed reports online about this location....several sites claimed the movie was filmed inside....while other sites said "sections of the Ennis House were recreated in detail, including the patterned art glass, on a studio set. The Rocketeer went as far as adding an upper floor".....I havent looked into it that much...but figured to include it anyways..
Damage on the exterior:
Damage to the Front:
Bigelow Hangar in Santa Maria
Info on the Hangar:
Aerial of the original location of the Hangar: Thanks to a fellow finhead for the info
Inside: the roof inside had to be replace due to termite infestation....the Bigelow Painted Logo was saved....