Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Rockford Files - FILMING LOCATIONS - Episode: Joey Blue Eyes (1976) - Long Beach California - Hotel Del Mar - Dr. Vail Dentist Long Beach 1st Street - Silver Dollar - Roi Tan Bar - Long Beach City Hall East 100 Long Beach Blvd - Biltmore Apts. - Long Beach Blvd Greyhound Bus Depot - Midway - Al's - Globe Cleaners - International Tower - Long Beach's THE PIKE - Murguders salt water taffy stand - Eddie Fontaine - Michael Ansara - Suzanne Charny - The Chop House 4420 West Lakeside Drive Burbank - Toluca lake

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO Vahram Keshishian

 ABOVE & BELOW PHOTOS: Intersection of Long Beach Blvd & 1st Street in Long Beach, CA.  Hotel Del Mar - Silver Dollar - Roi Tan Bar / Lounge

ABOVE PHOTO: Angel is grabbed by a thug outside 100 Long Beach Blvd. - Today this building is used by the City of Long Beach as CITY HALL EAST and also the Long Beach Police Department.

ABOVE PHOTO: The image is actually two scene shots merged together of intersection of Long Beach Blvd & 1st Street in Long Beach, CA. 
The large building on the far left: Biltmore Apts

ABOVE PHOTO: Jim Rockford's car takes off on Long Beach Blvd. on the 100 block. On the right is an old unidentified hotel, on the left is a restaurant and Greyhound Bus Station depot.

BELOW PHOTO: Looking for help on the full name of the "Al's" business... the sign has a name before Al's but can't make it out.... Could it be Famous Al's??? Also there is cocktails place on the below right side photo. It was right next to Globe Cleaners - The sign has 8 letters in its upright sign. 
ABOVE FOUR PHOTOS: A ride down 1st Street in Long Beach, CA 1976
Businesses seen in this episode: Midway, Al's, Globe Cleaners, Dr. Vail Dentist, among others.

ABOVE PHOTO: Jim racing down an alley, in the background the round building is the International Tower in Long Beach, CA - as shown below.

ABOVE PHOTO: Michael Ansara, who died in 2013, played the tough former mobster Joey Blue Eyes - Joseph DiMinna 

ABOVE PHOTO: Eddie Fontaine returned to another episode of the Rockford Files as mob enforcer Sweet Tooth London. He is seen riding the Ferris Wheel at Long Beach - The Pike with Jim Rockford.


ABOVE PHOTO: The very beautiful Suzanne Charny played Joey Blue Eyes daughter Paulette DiMinna.
Joey Blue Eyes restaurant in this episode was actually THE CHOP HOUSE 4420 West Lakeside Drive, Burbank, California, USA


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