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'CSI: Miami's' In Belmont Shore Today

You may see some smoke and guns drawn, but it is all part of the top-rated CBS TV series that often films along the Long Beach coastline.

If you see it goin' down on the beach today, look around for Detective John Kelly before you call 9-1-1. The cast of "CSI: Miami" will be working on the production until after dark down around Ocean Boulevard and just south.

The guns were to start being drawn about 11 a.m. Monday and actors outside on the wooden boardwalk side, according to a notice the city of Long Beach film office distributed to nearby residents. Emmy and Golden Globe winner David Caruso wasn't spotted Monday, but crew members could be seen in the Claremont boat launch parking lot and outside of the blue house across the street from the Bayshore Playground.

Tuesday was said to involve a helicopter in the same parking lot. Squint if you CSI.

All the fake crime-fighting should be a wrap by Tuesday, the notice informed. The ''dressing rooms" and production support trailers can be seen in the parking lot as well. A security guard said the action Tuesday will last until later in the evening.

One of the show's actors, Rex Linn, has repeatedly donated his time and effort to non-profit and charitable efforts by Patch Off the Hook fishing columnist Philip Friedman, who can be found many days a week off the Long Beach and local coastline.

Elizabeth Borsting January 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM
No...I was in between jobs, newly married, no kids and BORED. So I was with Central Casting and job hunting. I was on 90210 all the time, Melrose Place, the Adventures of Lois and Clark, the movie The American President, Edna Buchanan...which, i must say, craft service rocked on the production (who knew TV fed so well). They had a chef even for the extras!
Nancy Wride January 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Wow! Who knew we had that shared history. I was a teenager and an extra in the TV remake of Splendor in the Grass, and actually danced across the screen when it aired. I like to say that Michelle Pfeiffer was my co-star :D
Mon January 18, 2012 at 01:52 AM
For quite a few years programs such as "Dexter", "Criminal Minds", "Mad Men" and "Rizzoli and Ives" have been filming in the Long Beach-Shoreline Drive areas, as well as parts of Belmont Shore and especially in San Pedro. There's great site dedicated to "Dexter" filming locations which helped me confirm when I spotted familiar streets and buildings: http://www.seeing-stars.com/dexter/index.shtml I'm glad to see more movie and TV filming done right here in SoCal.
Mon January 18, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Oops, that should read "Rizzoli and Isles".
Nancy Wride January 18, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Thanks for that link. Are you a Dexter fan? If so, email me! nancy.wride@patch.com because I have a question you might be able to answer.

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