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Thread started 12/20/16 11:19am

Strutter

Cecil hotel

There's a scene in Purple Rain were a hotel sign indicating the Cecil Hotel can be clearly seen. Was this scene filmed near the notorious hotel of the same name in Los Angeles?
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Reply #1 posted 12/20/16 11:33am

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Strutter said:

There's a scene in Purple Rain were a hotel sign indicating the Cecil Hotel can be clearly seen. Was this scene filmed near the notorious hotel of the same name in Los Angeles?

--Yes, they had to move the filming to L.A
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Reply #2 posted 12/20/16 11:39am

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pleYoda

Yep, the mysterious hotel with the gourmet ghosts...

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Reply #3 posted 12/20/16 11:40am

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laurarichardson said:

Strutter said:

There's a scene in Purple Rain were a hotel sign indicating the Cecil Hotel can be clearly seen. Was this scene filmed near the notorious hotel of the same name in Los Angeles?

--Yes, they had to move the filming to L.A
Yep in the grimy grit of downtown la cause it was to cold in Minneapolis wherewithal or maybe he got it for free to used the hotel in the movie on Main Street....
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Reply #4 posted 12/20/16 5:11pm

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laurarichardson said:

Strutter said:
There's a scene in Purple Rain were a hotel sign indicating the Cecil Hotel can be clearly seen. Was this scene filmed near the notorious hotel of the same name in Los Angeles?
--Yes, they had to move the filming to L.A


Well, they didn't have to. They did some pick-up shots there. Remember, they started filming when it was the beginning of winter. (How or why that was logical is beyond me.) I still think about Apollonia jumping in that cold ass water in October or something. But I love how Magnoli put it, "She went in the water in Minnesota, and came out in Los Angeles". I suppose it gets warmer faster in L.A. than MN. I've lived in both places (the latter in late winter), and was never so glad to leave in the next fall.

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Reply #5 posted 12/20/16 8:52pm

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

Yep, the mysterious hotel with the gourmet ghosts...

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Reply #6 posted 12/21/16 10:35pm

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laurarichardson said:

Strutter said:
There's a scene in Purple Rain were a hotel sign indicating the Cecil Hotel can be clearly seen. Was this scene filmed near the notorious hotel of the same name in Los Angeles?
--Yes, they had to move the filming to L.A

geez, never noticed, which scene? the motorcyle/doves cry scene?

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Reply #7 posted 12/22/16 5:53am

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PeteSilas said:

laurarichardson said:

Strutter said: --Yes, they had to move the filming to L.A

geez, never noticed, which scene? the motorcyle/doves cry scene?

Yes, that scence if you look you can see palm trees. Check out the 2004 DVD of Purple Rain. The second disc has a voice over by the director and him gives out some good tidbits of information.

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Reply #8 posted 12/22/16 10:10am

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PeteSilas said:

laurarichardson said:

Strutter said: --Yes, they had to move the filming to L.A

geez, never noticed, which scene? the motorcyle/doves cry scene?


The shot of him riding his motorcycle in front of the club through the crowd in "Let's Go Crazy" is LA. Morris & Billy talking about a girl's group is L.A. Apollonia's Huntington Hotel shot is L.A. (Google Earth 34° 2'34.53"N 118°15'9.89"W ) Whenever you see that Sally's Fabrics in the background, that's Los Angeles. The Taste is L.A., I think. In the Billy & Morris shot, there's an old hotel in the far background that's pretty famous and kind of gives away that scene as being L.A.

Of course, Apples coming out of the water is L.A.

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