Friday, August 9, 2013

What was the locations of Jim Rockford's house trailer & office on the Rockford Files TV Show - The parking lot of PARADISE COVE BEACH CAFE & the parking lot of the defunct Tonga Lei Lounge / Don the Beachcomer's Lounge both in Malibu California

In the first year of filming the ROCKFORD FILES the house trailer used by Jim Rockford was parked directly next to Malibu's Tonga Lei Restaurant & Lounge which was located at 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, Calif. 90265 456-6444. The Tonga Lei is long gone. This location was actually right on Pacific Coast Highway unlike the later location which was well off Pacific Coast Highway.
Tonga Lei was a popular Malibu restaurant and motel right on PCH in scenic Malibu, and operated from the '60s probably into the '70s, when it became a Don the Beachcomber.
Later on Jim Rockford's house trailer was moved to the parking lot of what is now the Paradise Cove Beach Café located at 28128 Pacific Coast Highway. Although it has a Pacific Coast Highway address it is actually located down a ways from the highway and is situated right on the oceanfront. The road is called Paradise Cove Road, thus the address they used for this location in the TV series: 29 Cove Road Malibu, CA


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