SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica Mall - before it became 3rd Street Promenade. Remember this mall in Pee Wee's Big Adventure? And the record store was the location for Pretty in Pink - John Cryer's big Otis Redding scene.
Most information about St Monica comes from the writings of her son, St Augustine. He was the eldest of the three children she had with her husband Patricius. The family lived in Tagaste, North Africa, and family life could not have been easy, because by all reports, Patricius was a violent and bad tempered man. He died in 371 when Monica was just 40 and Augustine was a difficult 18 year-old.