'Mad Men' makes a Howard Johnson motor lodge pit stop [Updated]


On Sunday's (April 22) episode of "Mad Men," a Howard Johnson motor lodge featured prominently in the story line -- Don Draper (Jon Hamm) spirits wife Megan (Jessica Paré) away to a HoJo in upstate New York where -- instead of a relaxing bit of work-week hooky -- they argue and Megan ends up disappearing. But the iconic turquoise and orange classic Howard Johnson hotel featured in the show wasn't actually in New York. Instead, like many of the AMC show's shooting locations, it was within spitting distance of Los Angeles. The location -- once a Howard Johnson, but now known as the Regency Inn and Suites -- is located in Baldwin Park, an L.A. suburb in California's San Gabriel Valley.Filming took place in October 2011, reports the Pasadena Star-News, which noted that "TV folks" descended upon the location and were somewhat buffered from curious passers-by courtesy of the Baldwin Park Police Department.According to Highway...



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