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Tuesday June 19th 2018

My Girl | 1991

My Girl filming location: Stanford Street, Bartow, Florida
My Girl filming location: the Sultenfuss house: Stanford Street, Bartow, Florida | Photograph: Wikimedia / Ebyabe

An undertaker’s daughter grows up during the Seventies. The film to see if you ever dreamed of watching Macaulay Culkin stung to death by bees.

Set in ‘Pennsylvania’, the movie was shot in Florida, where the tow of ‘Madison, Pennsylvania’ was actually Sanford, about 20 miles north of Orlando. The ‘Sultenfuss Funeral Parlor’ is 555 East Stanford Street, Bartow, Route 60, 40 miles east of Tampa. For several years it operated as a bed and breakfast, but the business has since closed.

Filming also took place at Ocoee Christian Church, 15 South Bluford Avenue, Ocoee near Lake Apopka on the western outskirts of Orlando; the old Plant City High School, Plant City, I-4 between Tampa and Lakeland, and Mirror Lake, near Clermont, west of Orlando.

The café, where Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) and her dad (Dan Aykroyd) see Culkin’s mother, was Cafe Jake’s, now The Breezeway Restaurant & Bar, 112 East First Street, Sanford.