UNAUTHORIZED PREVIEW OF L.A. LOCATIONS IN "TRUE DETECTIVE" SEASON 2

HBO wouldn't reveal any details about the California-based second season of True Detective, so we did our own sleuthing. We pulled a bunch of film permits and noticed some notable LA locations to look for when the show returns June 21.
  1. The Sowden House (aka "Jaws" House)
    Designed by Lloyd Wright (Frank's son) in Los Feliz in the 1920s. Nicknamed "Jaws" for its jagged, mouthlike entrance --visible from the street. It has a real-life true crime legacy: It was once the home of George Hodel, a suspect in the Black Dahlia case.
  2. Hollywood Bowl
    Not sure what Vince Vaughn and Co will find at the 1926 amphitheater but the venue is a film fixture including noir masterpiece "Double Indemnity."
  3. Yamashiro Hollywood
    Modeled after a Kyoto palace in the early 1900s by two rich German bros, the space has been a Japanese restaurant for years. It's now for sale--and may be demolished.
  4. Barnsdall Art Park
    Somewhere amidst the moody hilltop trees and the recently reopened Hollyhock House would be a perfect place for Rachel McAdams to find a body. So far the only notable film credit in this park is 1989's "Cannibal Women and the Avocado Jungle of Death." (Bill Maher and Adrienne Barbeau alert!)