Where was the Netflix film Blonde filmed?

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: September 28, 2022 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)

This article discusses where the Netflix film Blonde was filmed and may contain minor plot references.

Blonde (2022) directed by Andrew Dominik is a fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe. It is based on the fictional retelling of Monroe’s life by Joyce Carol Oates. The film was released on Netflix on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, and has caused quite a stir on social media. Since it is a fictionalized chronicle of her inner life, it’s very difficult to connect with her as a person. Ana de Armas puts on a wig and attempts to make her into something she’s not. And for those who have read her biography, some incidents in this film further stretch the truth into extremely problematic moments. It’s almost as if Dominik created drama out of nowhere just to give de Armas material to work with. This movie is a lot to process and will definitely be the talk of the town for a little while. What could have been such a beautiful movie for Monroe has been tainted by a fictionalized mess that will not make a new generation of women see her as a role model. 

Where was the Netflix film Blonde filmed – a breakdown of locations

Los Angeles, California 

Andrew Dominik wanted to make Blonde feel authentic, so he naturally filmed it in Los Angeles. Marilyn Monroe was an icon there and always wanted to move to New York to actually study acting. But sadly, her life was there because her mother and supposedly her father were present in that area. Of course, Blonde is a work of fiction, and we don’t know if anything in this film is factual, apart from Monroe working at the studios.

Los Angeles Theatre – 615 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

The reason they filmed at this particular theatre is because of the premiere of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It was the turning point for Monroe’s career, but also in the fabricated drama present in Blonde. They needed to make the night that catapulted her into stardom as an entirely different situation and the theatre was the perfect place to capture that.

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Additional Reading

The Blonde (2022) ending explained.

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