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.
- •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.
- •Hollywood BowlNot sure what Vince Vaughn and Co will find at the 1926 amphitheater but the venue is a film fixture including noir masterpiece "Double Indemnity."
- •Yamashiro HollywoodModeled 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.
- •Barnsdall Art ParkSomewhere 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!)