Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Sanford and Son Online / Sanford and Son links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Sanford and Son Photo Gallery


Sanford and Son - Season 1

Buy Sanford and Son - Season 1 on DVD
Sanford and Son - Season 2

Buy Sanford and Son - Season 2 on DVD
Sanford and Son - Season 3

Buy Sanford and Son - Season 3 on DVD
Sanford and Son - Season 4

Buy Sanford and Son - Season 4 on DVD
Sanford and Son - Season 5

Buy Sanford and Son - Season 5 on DVD
Sanford and Son - Season 6

Buy Sanford and Son - Season 6 on DVD
Sanford and Son - The Complete Series

Buy Sanford and Son - The Complete Series on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Sanford and Son
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Steve Coogan Tapped for Happyish Pilot for Showtime; Lifetime's Lizzie Borden Movie Turning Into Limited Series
CBS to Launch Decades, A New Digital Subchannel; The CW Orders Full Seasons of The Flash, Jane the Virgin
COZI TV Goes One Step Beyond on Halloween; FX Unveils Simpsons World
Hogan's Heroes Returns to TV Land; CBS All Access Service Includes Classic TV
Week 4 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did
SitcomsOnline Digest: CBS Introduces CBS All Access; Even More Remakes of Classic TV Series Under Consideration; New Family Guy DVDs
Friends Coming to Netflix in January 2015; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 20, 2014)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonder Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2003, 01:34 AM   #1
shakespeares_bust
Occasional Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 01, 2003
Posts: 4
Default Sanford and Son Exterior Location

Does anyone know the actual address of the exterior shot used for the opening of Sanford and Son? You know, the front of the junk yard. I have often wondered if it really existed, or if it was just a studio backlot.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 09:06 AM   #2
jekouptown
Forum Regular
Member
 
jekouptown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 01, 2003
Location: welcome to NEW YORK CITY
Posts: 842
Send a message via AIM to jekouptown Send a message via Yahoo to jekouptown
Default

the scene would not match up. If you see the front of the house in the opening it would appear that this is the front and not the backdoor leading into the kitchen. The truck fits into the side yard but its obviously no room for the truck,the yard and julios yard. I think its the studio
__________________
We the people gotta get over
before we go under.....
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2003, 01:30 AM   #3
shakespeares_bust
Occasional Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 01, 2003
Posts: 4
Default

The exterior shot looks to be in a neighborhood. Even if it doesn't match up to the interior set's layout, I would love to know where the actual building is located
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2003, 01:22 AM   #4
Lady T
Forum Veteran
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 20, 2003
Posts: 17,266
Default

The area looks a lot like Culver City near Los Angeles.
There are televison and movie studios in Culver City, i.e. Sony and such
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2003, 02:13 PM   #5
pawson
First Time Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1
Default Sanford and son Exterior Location

THE EXTERIOR OF SANFORD AND SON WAS FILMED IN TOLUCA LAKE, CA. MAGNOLIA BLVD IN THE AREA OF CARTWRIGHT AND DENNY AVES. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PAWN SHOP, I THINK IT WAS "BOBS HOCK SHOP" AT THE TIME.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2003, 02:03 PM   #6
jekouptown
Forum Regular
Member
 
jekouptown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 01, 2003
Location: welcome to NEW YORK CITY
Posts: 842
Send a message via AIM to jekouptown Send a message via Yahoo to jekouptown
Default Re: Sanford and son Exterior Location

Quote:
Originally posted by pawson
THE EXTERIOR OF SANFORD AND SON WAS FILMED IN TOLUCA LAKE, CA. MAGNOLIA BLVD IN THE AREA OF CARTWRIGHT AND DENNY AVES. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PAWN SHOP, I THINK IT WAS "BOBS HOCK SHOP" AT THE TIME.

GREAT INFO.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 01:39 AM   #7
Retrotek
First Time Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 23, 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pawson
THE EXTERIOR OF SANFORD AND SON WAS FILMED IN TOLUCA LAKE, CA. MAGNOLIA BLVD IN THE AREA OF CARTWRIGHT AND DENNY AVES. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PAWN SHOP, I THINK IT WAS "BOBS HOCK SHOP" AT THE TIME.

The same junkyard exterior was also used in the "Alley Cat" episode (S03E03) of Emergency! So if you're curious what the back of it really looked like, the scene with the old man with his foot caught in a beartrap was filmed there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 05:11 PM   #8
rollo's girl
Frequent Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 08, 2011
Location: kentucky
Posts: 115
Confused

Quote:
Originally Posted by jekouptown
the scene would not match up. If you see the front of the house in the opening it would appear that this is the front and not the backdoor leading into the kitchen. The truck fits into the side yard but its obviously no room for the truck,the yard and julios yard. I think its the studio
yes, I have watched the opening sequence closely and there IS no room for at least Julio's yard. Also, look at the shot across the street when Lamont drives up. Remember when Fred thought he shot Mr. Goldstein? He supposedly lived across the street. It appears to be a grocery store instead of a house or apartment. Maybe Goldstein lived upstairs!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #9
halfabilly
First Time Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 03, 2011
Location: miami
Posts: 1
Default

Answer:

Sanford And Son was filmed at NBC Studio, 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA. On stage 4 and stage 1.

This is the real answer
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 01:25 AM   #10
Shady Grady
Occasional Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 26, 2011
Posts: 5
Default Sanford Storefront Today

^ The original question was about the store front, not the interior filming. Eight years later, this question is answered.

10659 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (now Power Plumbing)

Watch Emergency! hulu.com/watch/36216/emergency-alley-cat (copy and paste into browser)

Go to 15:35 and watch as they pull up to Fred's Storefront, they pass an intersection, and a streetlight next to a power pole, then a vacant lot, then the store. The awning matches even to the second to last green trim being bent. Pay attention to the buildings in the background and then go to the address above in Google Earth. As you look around in street view, you'll see the stores across the street are still the same. Compare that to the opening credits of Sanford and Son and it falls into place.

As Lamont pulls in the driveway, you can see a sign in front of the house, to the right of the driveway and a power pole to the left of the driveway. Both are in the Google earth photo.

Shady Grady
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014, 01:27 AM   #11
waterguybob
First Time Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 05, 2014
Location: Seal Beach, CA
Posts: 1
Default

Yes, the opening scene of Sanford and Son was filmed on Magnolia Blvd. between Cartwright and Denny Avenues. 10659 Magnolia is the correct address. This location was an actual second-hand store called, "Joe's Junk Shop." There was a small store inside and a large yard area outside the rear of the building. The awning on the front of the building was part of the actual store. There was a driveway between the buildings where Lamont drove the truck. How do I know this? I grew up three blocks away on Willow Crest Ave. and watched them film the scene! The interiors and the yard scenes were filmed at the studio.

Last edited by waterguybob : 09-05-2014 at 01:42 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.