Scenes from Quentin Tarantino's new film take you back in time to Los Angeles at the end of the 60s, passing through iconic places that still exist today.

For sure, whoever watched it Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the new movie Quentin Tarantino, know that in addition to Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, another star is highlighted in the feature: Los Angeles.

That's because, as a beautiful tribute to some emblematic landmarks of the city, the work goes back in time to the Hollywood from the late 60's, passing through places that still retain their charm. Like, for example, restaurants, mansions and parks that were part of the history portrayed on the big screen – based on real events – and that still remain there.

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Therefore, the visit California, an organization that promotes destinations across the US state, developed some scenarios for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to meet in Los Angeles:

The Musso & Frank Grill

Once upon a time in Hollywood

Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Certainly, Musso & Frank Grill is considered the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. Therefore, it is known as a true point of the city. It is in this location, which still retains its original decor, where the character played by Al Pacino, in the role of a celebrity agent, tries to convince DiCaprio's character to make western films in Italy. Surprisingly, for the shooting of this scene, the establishment had to close its doors for a week.

Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park


Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park

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Another point is the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, near Chatsworth. In addition, the terrain is well known for filming western movies, such as “The Outcast”, a 1943 film, and scenes from the television series “Bonanza”. In Tarantino's film, for example, the location represents Ranch Spahn, where the Manson Family lived in a camp.

camern Nature Preserve

Cameron Nature Preserve - Los Angeles

Photo: Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

The series starring DiCaprio's character in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood uses the Cameron Nature Preserve, an environmental reserve located in Puerco Canyon, near Malibu, as a setting. Amazingly, the space features more than 280 hectares of nature, including lagoons and views of the incredible Santa Monica Mountains.

Playboy Mansion

Playboy Mansion - Los Angeles

Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

The luxurious Playboy Mansion is another location featured in Tarantino's new film. The mansion was the residence of the magazine's founder, Hugh Hefner. Finally, with 29 rooms and the famous pool where several parties took place in the 70s – and where several “bunnies” were photographed – the space is usually reserved for commemorative or corporate events.

Regency Bruin Theater

Regency Bruin Theater

Photo: Regency Movies

Opened in 1963, the Recency Bruin is a cinema that has practically become a monument in Los Angeles. Interestingly, in the film, Margot Robbie's character Sharon Tate watches one of her films at the location. Currently, as a result, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is playing in this same theater.

Restaurants El Coyote and Casa Vega

El Coyote - Los Angeles

Finally, there are two Mexican restaurants that appear in Tarantino's film. The first is El Coyote, opened in 1931, where Sharon Tate and her friends had their last meals on the fateful night of 1969. Still a popular attraction, it is known for its margaritas and has been visited by several Hollywood stars, including John Wayne, Shirley Temple and Grace Kelly. The film recreates the scene, using the same table where the actress last dined that day. Finally, the restaurant Casa Vega, which appears in a scene where the characters of Pitt and DiCaprio eat and drink together.

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