Team Coco's Backlot Music features some of our favorite artists performing at iconic locations on the Warner Brothers backlot. Think of it as your all-access pass to WB Studios in Burbank.
Watch The Kills perform “Hum for Your Buzz" from their album Ash & Ice on the world-famous Warner Bros. backlot.
Location: Brownstone Street
Used to double New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, & Metropolis
"Bullets or Ballots"(1936)
Built in 1928 for a movie called “Lady Be Good,” Brownstone Street is one of the first backlot sets to be constructed at Warner Brothers, and it’s the only first generation set still in use today. It was used extensively in crime films, from Edward G. Robinson’s “Little Caesar” & “The Doorway to Hell" to Humphrey Bogart’s “The Maltese Falcon” & “The Big Sleep.” And you could watch them both in the final shoot-out scene of "Bullets or Ballots."
"The Young Philadelphians" (1959)
Going from a seedy New York Street to a tony Philly neighborhood, Brownstone Street played the home of the upwardly mobile Paul Newman in “The Young Philadelphians."
"Funny Girl" (1968)
Proving that it's just as suitable for musicals as it is for gangster flicks, Barbra Streisand sang the iconic “People” from “Funny Girl” on Brownstone Street.
Brownstone Street has served as the home of countless TV & film characters, including Josh Lyman on “The West Wing,” Ross on “Friends,” Audrey Hepburn in “Wait Until Dark," and even Wonder Woman on her ‘70s show.
"Batman Returns" (2002)
When the Batmobile was taken over by the dastardly Penguin in “Batman Returns,” Brownstone Street, serving as a Gotham City street, bore the brunt of the damage.
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