It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Filming Locations

  * Note: Many thanks to Ron Kawal and his masterful work.

Location #1: Santa Rosita Police Department

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At 600 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, California, United States

Location #2: Ray & Irwin Garage


Near Palm Desert, California, United States

Location #3: Hardware store — and the corner

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Near North Waite Court & East 5th Street, Long Beach, California, United States

Note from the Webmaster: Back then, 5th Street intersected with Locust Avenue, and the area looked much different. The buildings were razed.

Location #4: Airbase / The landing

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This was the defunct Rancho Conejo Airport in Thousand Oaks, California, United States

Location #5: Coming close


Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, California, United States

2 thoughts on “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Filming Locations

  1. Doug

    Is location number 7 gone? My wife and I tried tracking it down today but can find no sign of it? Also the location of the big W is listed as being opened as a museum, but I’ve gotten no response to many many phone calls trying to arrange a visit. Any thoughts?


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