The Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California. I'm looking at a duck while my mother and almost-visible father stand by. Formerly the realm of early Los Angeles land developer E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin, the jungle-like grounds have been used in hundreds of films and TV shows, from such illustrious entries as many Tarzans, The Lady Eve, Notorious, Road to Singapore, Passage to Marseilles, The Yearling, Marathon Man, Roots
and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
to the not-so-illustrious Attack of the Giant Leeches
and Zombies of Mora Tau
. The Queen Anne Cottage across the water was the Fantasy Island
house in the opening of the TV series. Just last week we watched a 1962 Perry Mason
episode filmed on the grounds. This Ektachrome was taken by my brother on our first trip to the Southland, mainly to visit my sister's family and my four-month-old nephew. It was also my first visit to Disneyland, upon which my brother expended one whole photo, incidentally capturing my elbow in the process. For some inexplicable reason (though possibly economic: Well, your brother will be taking pictures.
), I didn't take my own camera along.
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