Post by flossieskid on Jun 19, 2022 1:06:01 GMT -5
Happened to catch the last half hour of an episode called, “The Journey.” John Boy was torn about going to a dance with a girl he likes or taking an old lady to see the ocean before she dies.
As I have mentioned before, I grew up in LA so I know almost anyplace that could be used for an location filming. Also, my brother was a location manager for many years, so if I couldn’t find it, he surely could!
The beautiful scene at the ocean “…only 3 hours from Walton’s mountain” doesn’t look like any ocean spot I have been to or have seen in any other shows. Does anyone know where they shot that scene? The reason it seems so strange is that the camera’s view includes the lady’s car (which John Boy drove) and both of them from a vantage point in the shot, as well as some huge rocks where JB crawls on to remove his shoes.
Almost anyplace that is filmed for an ocean scene can’t include the car on the road AND in the scene since most of ocean shots can only be of the people at ocean level. Parking on Pacific Coast Highway is horrible and producers often can’t close down the public’s access to parking and the beach for a whole day of shooting. Plus, I doubt that old car could have driven to the location site and probably would have been transported by flatbed truck to the location.
I am so curious because it is such a terrific place, I’d love to visit it one day. Maybe some cast members or others made reference to this place. It sure is glorious!
The only ocean reference I can find is from the episode 'The Seashore' in which the Baldwin sisters ask John to go to their seaside cottage (supposedly on Virginia Beach where John-Boy takes Maggie and, in another episode, 'The Parting', in which Olivia discovers that she has TB) to build a screened-in porch. All the family goes with him except for Mary-Ellen and Ben.
Judy Norton said in one of her 'Behind the Scenes' videos (available in the Videos sub-forum):
“I believe the location used for the beach scenes was actually in Malibu along the California coastline,” said Norton. “There was an area called Paradise Cove that was frequently used for film and television locations. And I believe it was some section of that, that was used for Miss Maime’s cottage and the pier and everything you see along the shore there.”
Post by flossieskid on Jun 19, 2022 16:56:00 GMT -5
As I have mentioned in another post, I love Paradise Cove and have been there many, many times. But to reach the shoreline, one must drive through an area close to the trailer park that is in front of the ocean. My Mom was on a “Rockford Files” and it shot there. I can assure you, there weren’t any large rock formations (where JB climbed) in Paradise Cove. There may be a different point of entry that I didn’t see but it sure doesn’t look like Paradise Cove.
When I checked the name of the episode during that last 1/2 hour I saw, it said “The Journey”. Well, now it can be - “The Mystery!” But thanks, Easton for checking.