Universal Studios Hollywood - Backlot -
Colonial Street - Munster House
This house was best known as '1313 Mockingbird Lane' the home of TV's The Munsters.
When the Desperate Housewives moved in, the house was remodelled to make it look less spooky. On that show it's been the home of the Mullin family (?-2005), Betty Applewhite (2005–2006), Alma Hodge (2007) and the Hunter/McDermott family (2007–present).
Originally built for the 1946 movie "So Goes My Love" (aka "A Genius in the Family") the house was originally the residence of Hiram and Percy Maxim, so it was known as the "Maxim House" for years until the Munsters came along in 1964 (the show was in production until 1966).
The address used by The Munsters was 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
A "Munsters" fan has built a full-scale version of the house - read more here.
The house has now been completely remodelled for Desperate Housewives so it now looks like this:
Seen on Screen: Universal Studios Hollywood [Munster]
|So Goes My Love aka A Genius in the Family [Feature Film]||1946||Frank Ryan|
|Colonial Street sets (Maxim House / Munster House, Harvey House) were first built on Stage 12 for this movie.|
|Another Part of the Forest [Feature Film]||1948||Michael Gordon|
|Colonial Street - the Hubbard house set was built on a sound stage for this movie and was moved to Colonial Street in 1950. It remained there next to the Munster house until 1981.|
|Just Across The Street [Feature Film]||1952||Joseph Pevney|
|Colonial Street (Munster house)|
|One Desire [Feature Film]||1955||Jerry Hopper|
|Colonial Street (Pink Place - Cromwell house, Munster House)|
|Leave It To Beaver [TV Series]||1957 - 1963||Various|
|Some scenes were shot on Stage 30, which was demolished in 2010. Stage 17 was also used. Exteriors for seasons 3-6 were shot on Colonial Street, using what became known as the Cleaver House. The Munster House was also seen.|
|Wagon Train [TV Series]||1957-1965||Lawrence Menkin|
|Denver Street, Six Points Texas, Colonial Street Munster House (Kitty Pryer Story, 1963), Stage 19, Psycho House (Eleanor Culhane Story, 1961)|
|Rock-A-Bye Baby [Feature Film]||1958||Frank Tashlin|
|Colonial Street (Harvey House, Munster House)|
|The Munsters [TV Series]||1964||Ezra Stone|
|Colonial Street - Munster home. Stage 30 & Stage 32 were used for interiors.|
|Munster, Go Home [Feature Film]||1966||Earl Bellamy|
|Colonial Street (Munster House and Harvey House), Psycho House on the backlot is featured in the main titles.|
|Dragnet 1967 [TV Series]||1967-1970||Jack Webb|
|Backlot Apartments and Colonial Street (Johnson Character's House and Munster House) sets.|
|Kolchak: The Night Stalker [TV Series]||1974-1975||Jeffrey Grant Rice|
|Colonial Street (Munster House)|
|The Munsters' Revenge [TV Movie]||1981||Don Weis|
|Colonial Street backlot set (Munster House)|
|The Munsters Today (aka The New Munsters) [TV Series]||1987 - 1991||Arthur Annecherico|
|3-camera sitcom filmed in front of a live studio audience at Universal. Special effect sequences were filmed in advance and played back to the audience during the shoot.|
|Colonial Street Munster house exteriors|
|Desperate Housewives [TV Series]||2004 - 2012||Marc Cherry|
|Colonial Street and Elm Street as well as Stage 01 [production of season 3 started on Stage 1 then moved to other stages including larger Stage 41], Stage 03, Stage 04, Stage 05. In Season 1 Episode 18 the Log Cabin appeared as Camp Hennessey. Colonial Street sets featured: Delta House, Munster House, Harvey House, Hardy House, Dana House, Burbs House, Providence House, Cleaver House|
The Studio Backlot Tram Tour 1964 - The Munsters house was a main feature in studio tour advertisements materials.
- Munsters Lab (Past Attractions)
- Colonial Street