The Hollywood Sign
Built in 1923, it was part of an advertisement campaign that initially read Hollywoodland. It is one of the greatest symbols of cinema and one of the busiest tourist spot in the city of Los Angeles. The first image we see in SCREAM 3 was, on the first drafts, also a crime scene that mirrored both the first scene of SCREAM and also a real life tragedy – on the year of its inauguration an actress called Peg Entwistle jumped from the “H” letter.
On this early script, an actor called Ben Damon found his girlfriend, Christine, hanged on that place. Creepy!
Located in Griffith Park, southeast of Mount Lee and north of Mulholland Street.
Then we find our first victim, Cotton Weary, stuck in traffic when he gets Ghost Face’s call. The filming took place on Shoreline Drive – not the freeway – in Long Beach, where Clueless (1995) was also filmed.
When he forces his way out of the traffic jam, Liev’s character actually goes into 101 Freeway “racing down the southbound Vine Street exit, to be exact, before making a right onto Vine, sailing past the Capital Records Building, and darting down Hollywood Boulevard“, according to I am Not a Stalker.
Cotton Weary’s House
This Spanish baroque house is located in 1336 North Harper Avenue, West Hollywood. It was built for silent movie stars Norma Talmadge and Gilbert Roland in 1929.
Most of this scene was filmed in the actual location, but Cotton’s death was rewritten and his office was rebuilt on the CBS soundstage.
At the time they’ve filmed SCREAM 3, this was recently a former LAPD Station. That’s where they’ve filmed the interior scenes of Derek Kincaid’s office.
North Hollywood Police Station is located at 11480 Tiara Street, North Hollywood.
John Milton’s Mansion
It was designed by Robert D. Farquhar in 1923 for silent film star Antonio Moreno and his wife, oil heiress Daisy Canfield Danziger.
Canfield-Moreno Estate is located at 1923 Micheltorena Street, Silver Lake.