2655 Glendower Ave., Los Angeles
Built in 1924 for Mabel and Charles Ennis, Frank Lloyd Wright's one-of-a-kind concrete block house was featured in 1959's "House on Haunted Hill" and 1982's "Blade Runne." It was also a vampire lair in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show. The exterior is photogenic, but the interior is not open to the public.
7156 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
This was once an after-shooting hangout for stars such as Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart, so it's probably no surprise the Chinese-themed red-and-black bar and restaurant is where characters played by Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce find the "real" Lana Turner in "L.A. Confidential." The landmark, which opened in 1939, also appears in the Jim Carrey drama "The Majestic" and in the opening scene of "Beverly Hills Cop II."
2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles
The domes and telescopes will always be associated with James Dean's iconic "Rebel Without a Cause" knife fight in 1955. Though it's featured in major motion pictures such as "Transformers," restrictions and fees make the observatory difficult for television shoots, according to "Entourage" location manager Bob Lepucki.
These statuesque white letters, part of a 1923 ad campaign for Hollywoodland, show up in such films as 1974's "Earthquake." Film highlights since then: " Superman," "Bugsy," "Ed Wood" and "The Truman Show." It's illegal for mere mortals to hike to the sign, but there are several spots in Hollywood to get a good camera angle. (Personal favorite: Gower Boulevard, heading toward Franklin Avenue.)
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado