Back to the NOTTFO Main Page The Wessex Hotel History of the Hotel Meet the Staff Areas in the Hotel Walkthrough/Analysis The Wessex Gift Shop Blueprints, Floor Plans & Renderings Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Los Angeles, California Seattle, Washington Real-life Filming Locations Cast Crew Filmographies Hotel Body Count The Avery Block Murders Alternate Scenes Props Airings & Showtimes Acquiring Behind the Scenes International Releases Music & Audio Images Wallpaper Video Scripts Message Board Chatroom Guestbook Shop Fanstuff Blog News Interviews Press Reviews About NOTTFO Site FAQ Disclaimer Privacy Policy Terms of Use Locations Credits Multimedia Support Features Site Help Find us on Facebook! Find us on Myspace! Follow us on Twitter! Find us on YouTube! Follow our RSS Feed!

 NOTTFOLocationsReal-Life Filming LocationsLos AngelesPeddler's Underpass Share to:  Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to Pinterest Share to Tumblr Share to MySpace Share to Email

"That's three blocks down and one block over. You can't miss it."
Wessex Hotel Doorman

- PEDDLER'S UNDERPASS - The location of Peddler's Underpass, and the small cliff area that Elaine falls down, reside on the West end of the former "Belmont Tunnel", a part of the Toluca Substation. Operating between 1925 and 1955, the subway ran through the tunnel until a new Freeway system was completed, at which time its operation ceased. Falling victim to the times, the tunnel became graffitied-up and run-down. Formerly known as "The Hollywood Tunnel", several films have used it as a backdrop due to its degredated delapidation. While it is still there, it has been closed off and painted, and several of the out buildings were removed in order to construct an adjacent apartment complex.

The Tunnel in Real Life:

Being one of several locations that have been changed, altered, or removed over the course of the last two decades, it becomes easy to see why finding filming locations in real life has become a chore. Renovations are bound to occur as times change, and due to the construction of an apartment complex next to the tunnel's East entrance, the closure of the tunnel was deemed a necessity. The delapidated tunnel that was, in essence, the remnants of a subway system which served its original purpose, was now turning into nothing but a trash heep. While it attracted the attention of Hollywood, and was therefore used in several films, its glory days finally came to an end. It was no longer a necessity, and, rather, had turned into an area of delapidation the city deemed more of a hazard than an iconic legend. Shutting it down and giving it an upgrade was, according to the city, in the best interest of the peoples of Los Angeles.