The hit ABC show "Modern Family" needed a gay bar scene in Palm Springs. But instead of heading to the desert, they created one in Alhambra on Tuesday night in front of Azul, Senor Fish, Blitz Ultra Lounge, and other Main Street establishments.
“We were recreating Palm Springs," said Desarey Guzman, a location manager for the show who scouts possible filming locations and communicates with merchants, businesses, and cities. "Instead of going out there, we found something local and Alhambra worked great for us."
Spectators and curious residents snapped photos from their iPhones, while others edged towards the sidewalk to catch a glimpse of some of their favorite actors from the hit comedy show. The episode filmed is titled “New Years Eve” and is scheduled to air Jan. 9, 2013.
On the sidelines of the television taping, “Modern Family” co-producer and production manager Sally Young said that the City of Alhambra had been supportive.
“Alhambra has been great; very supportive. We had to do this very quickly and they were very helpful with getting us what we needed as quickly as we could. The merchants were great — very cooperative and I think we’ll be back," Young said. "It was a great experience."