While we were studying Moonlight Episode 4, we decided to follow up on something I noticed a while back. Surely some of the old time Moonlight fans and especially the ones who live in LA, would know a lot more about this than us, but we thought in might be fun to share it with others.
A big part of this Moonlight episode supposedly plays out in the small imaginary town of Victorville outside LA. Mick follows Leni there to protect her and bring her back safely to testify. They have to flee from the assassin on their trail, using the car that he stole from a cop the assassin killed. The car gets blown up and after walking through the desert, they have to hide out in a small deserted Motel, with Mick on the brink of dying from sun exposure and thirst for blood to help him recuperate.
First we see Mick waiting, at the bus stop at ‘Victorville’, for Leni to arrive.
Then they sat down in the diner discussing the situation.
The assassin arrives in a police car, dressed like a cop. Mick and Leni escape through the restroom window and flee in the police car.
Later Mick and Leni find a deserted Motel to hide and rest.
This filming location for all these scenes filmed in September 2007 at the gas station, diner and motel is actually all located at the same movie set in LA, called Four Aces.
And if this filming location looks familiar to you, you are right. As far as we can see it was also the location of one and maybe two of Alex’s photo shoots later on.
Rodolfo Martinez photoshoot for TV Guide Sexiest April 2008:
Although the specific landmarks of the movie set can’t be seen in this photoshoot, the Joshua trees, the red seats of the booths in the diner (although they looks different with buttons in them), the yellow writing on the windows and the general landscape, would suggest that this photoshoot might be done at the movie set.
Maybe the US or LA fans can help us out on this one, to clarify if it is the same place.
Carlotta Moye photoshoot in April 2010
for Madison Magazine July 2010 issue:
Without a doubt this photoshoot was done at the Four Aces Movie set. We combined the picture at the same spot in Moonlight with the same spot at the photoshoot.
Some other mindless Moonlight trivia we picked up from that episode:
One of the buttons on the sleeve of Mick’s jacket, have the same ‘Fleur de lis’-cluster emblem on, as the one on the chain he always used to wear around his neck.
Hope you had some fun with Mick, Alex and us…… any excuse to study the pretty pictures. 🙂
We studied the pictures of the 2008 Rodolfo Martinez Photoshoot for TV Guide’s Sexiest Stars again and found the correct location for it.
It was not shot at the Four Acres Movie Set in Palmdale like the Moonlight episode or the Carlotta Moye shoot in 2010, but at the Club Ed Movie set in Lancaster California.
The two locations are about 9km away from each other.