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The Ultimate Clueless Map Guide to Los Angeles

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Clueless was released 20 years ago this week, in a time when it really did (as Dan Hedaya's character argues) take 20 minutes to get anywhere in LA. That time has now roughly doubled, but Clueless endures, not just as a portrait of a certain class at a certain time (heroine Cher totally has a loqued-out Jeep), but also of Los Angeles in the mid-nineties, with its indoor malls, nouveau megamansions, Valley tract house parties, and "everywhere you go has valet." (Incidentally, director Amy Heckerling is totally the Jane Austen of Southern California in the late Twentieth Century—she also directed Fast Times at Ridgemont High.) Now, here, for you: a map guide to Clueless.

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1. Cher's House

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5148 Louise Avenue
Encino, CA 91316

Horrifyingly, Cher's "classic" house, with columns dating all the way back to 1972, is not in Beverly Hills or even on the Westside. It's in Encino. This is one of the few totally appropriate times to be like "as if!"

2. Di's House

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705 North Sierra Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

We first meet Dionne outside her house (actually in Beverly Hills, so we can all sleep well tonight) in her truly terrible shopping-with-Dr.-Seuss hat. At least she didn't skin a collie to make her bag.

3. Stop sign

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Elevado Avenue & North Hillcrest Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cher totally paused.

4. Occidental/Bronson Alcott High

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1600 Campus Rd
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Exteriors of Bronson Alcott High were shot at Occidental. FYI, loadies hang on the grassy knoll.

5. Grant High School/Bronson Alcott High

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13000 Oxnard Street
Los Angeles, CA 91401

Grant provided interiors for Bronson Alcott High—where Cher argues for violence in TV shows, organizes Pismo Beach disaster relief, and hooks Miss Geist up with Mr. Hall. This is a really good school.

6. Westside Pavilion

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10800 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Cher's sanctuary, a place she can gather her thoughts and regain her strength (but only the exterior).

7. Beverly Center/Westside Pavilion

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8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 854-0070
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In reality, the Contempo Casuals at which Cher does not at all get buyers' remorse was in the Beverly Center.

8. Val party house

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16401 Knollwood Drive
Granada Hills, CA 91344

The party where Tai got knocked out and Murray shaved his head was not in Kuwait, it was in Granada Hills. No way Cher could get home to Beverly Hills in 20 minutes, but Encino—maybe.

9. Circus Liquor

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5600 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Dudes: never ditch your date in a liquor store parking lot because she won't put out. But we'd like to hope that muggers in the gentrifying NoHo Arts District are more conversant in totally important designers like Azzedine Alaia these days.

10. Weingart Hall/Heather's dorm

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Occidental College
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Josh's lame date Heather does not remember Mel Gibson accurately, so she doesn't know that it's that Polonius guy who says "to thine own self be true."

11. Westfield Fashion Square/Westside Pavilion

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14006 Riverside Dr.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Tai has a near-death experience at the Fashion Square when a couple of total Barneys dangle her over a railing.

12. Electric Fountain

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North Santa Monica Boulevard & Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Here's a sad thought: were Clueless to be made today, a similar "I just realized I'm in love with my ex-step-brother" scene requiring choreographed waterworks would probably be shot at The Grove.

13. Shoreline Village/Travis's skateboarding competition

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407 East Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Sober and motivated Travis wins Tai's heart with his dope skateboarding moves at Shoreline Village.

1. Cher's House

5148 Louise Avenue, Encino, CA 91316

Horrifyingly, Cher's "classic" house, with columns dating all the way back to 1972, is not in Beverly Hills or even on the Westside. It's in Encino. This is one of the few totally appropriate times to be like "as if!"

5148 Louise Avenue
Encino, CA 91316

2. Di's House

705 North Sierra Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

We first meet Dionne outside her house (actually in Beverly Hills, so we can all sleep well tonight) in her truly terrible shopping-with-Dr.-Seuss hat. At least she didn't skin a collie to make her bag.

705 North Sierra Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3. Stop sign

Elevado Avenue & North Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cher totally paused.

Elevado Avenue & North Hillcrest Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4. Occidental/Bronson Alcott High

1600 Campus Rd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Exteriors of Bronson Alcott High were shot at Occidental. FYI, loadies hang on the grassy knoll.

1600 Campus Rd
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

5. Grant High School/Bronson Alcott High

13000 Oxnard Street, Los Angeles, CA 91401

Grant provided interiors for Bronson Alcott High—where Cher argues for violence in TV shows, organizes Pismo Beach disaster relief, and hooks Miss Geist up with Mr. Hall. This is a really good school.

13000 Oxnard Street
Los Angeles, CA 91401

6. Westside Pavilion

10800 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Cher's sanctuary, a place she can gather her thoughts and regain her strength (but only the exterior).

10800 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

7. Beverly Center/Westside Pavilion

8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

In reality, the Contempo Casuals at which Cher does not at all get buyers' remorse was in the Beverly Center.

8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. Val party house

16401 Knollwood Drive, Granada Hills, CA 91344

The party where Tai got knocked out and Murray shaved his head was not in Kuwait, it was in Granada Hills. No way Cher could get home to Beverly Hills in 20 minutes, but Encino—maybe.

16401 Knollwood Drive
Granada Hills, CA 91344

9. Circus Liquor

5600 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Dudes: never ditch your date in a liquor store parking lot because she won't put out. But we'd like to hope that muggers in the gentrifying NoHo Arts District are more conversant in totally important designers like Azzedine Alaia these days.

5600 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601

10. Weingart Hall/Heather's dorm

Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Josh's lame date Heather does not remember Mel Gibson accurately, so she doesn't know that it's that Polonius guy who says "to thine own self be true."

Occidental College
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

11. Westfield Fashion Square/Westside Pavilion

14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Tai has a near-death experience at the Fashion Square when a couple of total Barneys dangle her over a railing.

14006 Riverside Dr.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

12. Electric Fountain

North Santa Monica Boulevard & Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Here's a sad thought: were Clueless to be made today, a similar "I just realized I'm in love with my ex-step-brother" scene requiring choreographed waterworks would probably be shot at The Grove.

North Santa Monica Boulevard & Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

13. Shoreline Village/Travis's skateboarding competition

407 East Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Sober and motivated Travis wins Tai's heart with his dope skateboarding moves at Shoreline Village.

407 East Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802