I realize that location filming is a natural phenomenon in the world of Hollywood, but the consequence to a neighborhood is upsetting, to say the least.
The "action" in question centered around the production of a film called "Tales From the Hollywood Hills II" at 1318 N. Orange Grove Ave., located in a quiet R-1, single-family-zoned community just west of Hollywood.
For two days prior to the filming, the entire street was posted with "No Parking, Tow Away Zone" signs. Then massive trucks took over the street (including the largest toilet vehicle I have ever seen) and an army of "pseudo-sophisticated" individuals moved in who seemed to get an inordinate amount of time to stand around, chat and drink coffee.
The first day's harassment included an official-looking policeman who was not going to allow me to drive down my block to my house and my driveway, but that was not as serious as the production people who, without my permission and while I was away from my home, pulled a "For Sale" sign from my property because they were shooting a "street scene."