Thursday, December 6, 2018

Everything The O.C.'s Chrismukkah Giveaway!

Earlier last week we had asked our fans on our Official Facebook Page what would make a great Chrismukkah prize/giveaway. Thanks for the input - we've gathered your thoughts and finally decided a great holiday Chrismukkah giveaway package for you guys!

But to win you must do a little assignment for us! We want you to write up a detailed description on how you found The O.C., what the show has done for you and anything else amusing you would like to share - along with a picture of yourself! Creativity is always a plus!


The best submission will be featured on along with your photo! The prize this year will be Season 1 of The O.C. (lets face it, everyone's favorite), a t-shirt of your choice from the official Everything The O.C. store (specify which one you would like) plus the a rare early draft copy of the pilot script mailed straight to your house free of charge! We will notify the winner on this site and our social media pages (located on the right of the website). To enter into this year's giveaway send your submission to! Deadline to submit is 12/25 -  we will choose the winner and notify the winner via email shortly after that. We look forward to reading your submissions! Have a Merry Chrismukkah, good luck and don't forget to share this with your fellow O.C. friends!!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Lovable Props From The O.C.: Jimmy Coopers Actual Drivers License Prop!

Now that's the face of a truly great dad

What you are feasting your eyes on here is photos of Jimmy Cooper's actual drivers license that was used during The O.C. filming. This ID was kept safe in Jimmy's wallet through all the thieving, buying Julie fro-yo's and getting beaten up by filthy gangsters!

wow it's so blank

This prop was custom-made by the O.C. production team for use in various episodes of the series. The California license features the image of Jimmy and his personal information. Some of the image has been blurred in grey in order to keep from duplication. This drivers license was sold to an unknown buyer on a now defunct prop site for $100 dollars on March 21st 2015.

The auction seller masked out certain details of this ID but the experts at ETOC cleaned it up because we love our fans. So feel free to print this puppy out and display it proudly in your O.C. memorabilia collection! Make sure the dimensions reflect that of a real license.

Bonus observations: The funny thing about the address on Jimmy's license is that "6201" is actually the first part of the real address location of Marissa's house in the pilot episode. It's like the creators were trying to leave fans with little bread crumbs! The real filming location was not located in Newport Beach but in a gated Malibu cul de sac. The filming house address was 6201 Ocean Breeze Drive Malibu, CA 90265. Sadly another famous pilot filming house on the same street was recenlty burned to the ground, check that out here! Furthermore the birth year on the ID, 1964 reflected Tate Donovan's actual age (39) when the first season kicked off! So cool!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The O.C. in the News: Update on 6210 Ocean Breeze Drive (sad news)

6210 destruction left from woolsey malibu fire the oc pilot house

Special Malibu - Woolsey Fire Update

Earlier this month we had reported about the possibilities of Woolsey fire damage on the 6210 Ocean Breeze Drive home aka the pilot O.C. house - read about that here first. At the time we were uncertain on what extent the reported damage may have been. Since then we have very sad news to report. to O.C. fans everywhere. A twitter user @SteveCovington had brought to our attention that the 6210 Ocean Breeze Drive home has been completely leveled. Further proof is in these recently released aerial images of the Malibu area. Thanks for the share Steve.

6210 destruction left from woolsey malibu fire the oc pilot house

You are looking at what is now left of the 6210 Ocean Breeze Drive home (this house was the only one to suffer any damage on the Ocean Breeze Drive cul de sac. If you look closely (or not) you will see that the whole structure of the home has been completely burned to the ground into nothing.

6210 destruction left from woolsey malibu fire the oc pilot house

The only part of the house that remains is the front driveway and backyard pool area. Notice how the pool, hot-tub and outdoor grill kitchen area still remain. 

You may not know but the backyard of this Malibu home (as well as some interior rooms, kitchen where Ryan makes breakfast and Kirsten and Sandy talk, Seth's room, living room where Seth and Ryan first met) was all filmed here. Do you remember the scene when Ryan wakes up from the pool house and walks outside to take in the amazing view? That was all shot at this now destroyed house. See the above video scene for reference. Knowing what we know now - it will be a little eerie re-watching the pilot episode.

The above photo was from a recent real-estate listing. The home was worth around 7 million dollars at the time of its demise. As you can see from the above photo - no pool house, this is because after the pilot episode the pool house was dismantled and rebuilt along with the backyard area and everything else on a sound-stage at an Manhattan Beach studio. More on that here

6210 destruction left from woolsey malibu fire the oc pilot house

Lastly here is a very sobering before and after image. We pray that the owners of this home got out safe before it caught fire. 

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On a positive note we are very happy that the 6205 Ocean Breeze Drive home  (the house we see the front of in nearly every episode and located on the same street) and Marissa's house was left untouched from the blaze.