Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Address: 565 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Date: June 2019
Happy Days the popular television show ran for about 10 years after first airing in 1974. It followed the life of Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard) and his friend The Fonz (Henry Winkler). The show was filmed at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles so it is not surprising that when they were looking for a home to stand in as the Cunningham residence they found one just a few streets over from the studio.
Happy Days was filmed on Stage 19 of the Paramount Studios lot. In the photo above, the red trolley is just about to pass the building.
If you take the Paramount Studios Tour, Stage 19 is located right next to the tour entrance building on Melrose Avenue.
On North Larchmont Avenue is Cafe Gratitude. After our Paramount tour we walked here for some vegan dishes. A few streets further west is North Cahuenga Blvd. The Happy Days house is located at number 565. The fictional house is supposed to be located in Millwaukee, Wisconsin at 565 North Clinton Drive. At least they got the number right.
Unlike some homes used in television or movies, this home has not changed much in the last 40 years so it was easy to recognize. Sunday and Monday are happy days. Tuesday and Wednesday are happy days. Thursday & Friday unfortunately appear to be garbage days.
The house was used for exterior shots during the shows run. We enjoyed our brief visit to relive some Happy Days memories with the Cunninghams and of course Fonzie living over the garage. We give it two thumbs up. "Aaaay!"
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