FILM : European Vacation
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
European Vacation 1985 Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively, Victor Lanoux, Eric Idle London, Paris (France); Rome, South Tyrol and Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy)
Director : Amy Heckerling   Production Company : Warner Brothers  Region : LONDON E-G,ITALY,FRANCE

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe and havoc ensues.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

Released as 'National Lampoon's European Vacation' on UK Home Media

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European Vacation - After winning a European Tour on the 'Pig in a Poke' quiz show, Clark Griswold dreams of the wonderful vacation ahead in a 'Sound of Music' parody.
European Vacation

nlev001. After winning a European Tour on the 'Pig in a Poke' quiz show, Clark Griswold dreams of the wonderful vacation ahead in a 'Sound of Music' parody.

nlev001n. Günter has identified this as the "Geislergruppe", a mountain range in the Dolomites in South Tyrol (Italy) between Val Gardena and Villnös and sends this photograph to support, the snow cover seems to be identical! (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-08-2014)

European Vacation - First stop London - The taxi from the airport draws up at the grandly named The Royal Imperial Windsor Arms Hotel. Queensborough Terrace, London W2 located in Simon James' book, 'London Movie Guide'.
European Vacation

nlev002. First stop London - The taxi from the airport draws up at the grandly named The Royal Imperial Windsor Arms Hotel. Queensborough Terrace, London W2 located in Simon James' book, 'London Movie Guide'.

nlev002n. Now, spruced up a little. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 05-07-2013)

European Vacation - Clark (Chevy Chase), Russell (Jason Lively), Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and Audrey Griswold (Dana Hill) get out of the taxi as the Driver (Derek Deadman) suffers hits and smacks from their luggage. Queensborough Terrace in W2.
European Vacation

nlev003. Clark (Chevy Chase), Russell (Jason Lively), Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and Audrey Griswold (Dana Hill) get out of the taxi as the Driver (Derek Deadman) suffers hits and smacks from their luggage. Queensborough Terrace in W2.

nlev003n. Steps and pediments altered. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 05-07-2013)

European Vacation - Up for sightseeing on the following morning, the Griswolds leave the hotel. Queensborough Terrace.
European Vacation

nlev004. Up for sightseeing on the following morning, the Griswolds leave the hotel. Queensborough Terrace.

nlev004n. Now. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 05-07-2013)

European Vacation - Clark and Ellen each get into the wrong side of the hired Austin Maxi. Queensborough Terrace, Westminster, London.
European Vacation

nlev005. Clark and Ellen each get into the wrong side of the hired Austin Maxi. Queensborough Terrace, Westminster, London.

nlev005n. The Cleopatra Hotel sign behind has gone. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 05-07-2013)

European Vacation - After swapping seats, Clark drives away . . . on the wrong side of the road. Looking towards Bayswater Road on Queensborough Terrace in London W2.
European Vacation

nlev006. After swapping seats, Clark drives away . . . on the wrong side of the road. Looking towards Bayswater Road on Queensborough Terrace in London W2.

nlev006n. And beyond is Kensington Gardens. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 05-07-2013)

European Vacation - Clark turns from Queensdale Road into Addison Avenue in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The junction was seen in 'The Knack, and How To Get It'.
European Vacation

nlev007. Clark turns from Queensdale Road into Addison Avenue in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The junction was seen in 'The Knack, and How To Get It'.

nlev007n. Looking south. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 19-07-2013)

European Vacation - Still driving on the wrong side of the road, the inevitable happens. Addison Avenue looking toward St James's Gardens in London W11.
European Vacation

nlev008. Still driving on the wrong side of the road, the inevitable happens. Addison Avenue looking toward St James's Gardens in London W11.

nlev008n. Heading for the same car and there's a cyclist. Is that Eric Idle? SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 19-07-2013)

European Vacation - The Driver (Paul McDowell) is unbelievably British about the accident and Clark drives away without making a payment or exchanging insurance details. Addison Avenue with St James Church in the background.
European Vacation

nlev009. The Driver (Paul McDowell) is unbelievably British about the accident and Clark drives away without making a payment or exchanging insurance details. Addison Avenue with St James Church in the background.

nlev009n. The church was also seen in "Jack & Sarah." SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 19-07-2013)

European Vacation - After Clark moves off he hits another car and Motorist (Ballard Berkeley) is equally as pleasant as the first victim. The corner of Addison Avenue and St James's Gardens.
European Vacation

nlev010. After Clark moves off he hits another car and Motorist (Ballard Berkeley) is equally as pleasant as the first victim. The corner of Addison Avenue and St James's Gardens.

nlev010n. Not quite captured the junction corner correctly but there are the church windows. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 19-07-2013)

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