Lost Landscapes of San Francisco audience-participation archival film showing this Friday in SF

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4 Responses to “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco audience-participation archival film showing this Friday in SF”

  1. jmullan says:

    Roy Trumbull, do you mean “The Streets of San Francisco”? San Francisco Story was just one movie. Let’s not leave out “Bullitt” and “Big Trouble in Little China”.

    My GF is coming to visit from Minnesota in just two days, and we will be attending this showing so I can fully infect her with SF fever.

  2. Roy Trumbull says:

    The TV detective series “San Francisco Story” in B&W shows many long gone San Francisco sights. The original Hall of Justice being one of them.
    The movie Pal Joey with Sinatra isn’t as good as the play. But in the first scene he goes looking for a job and the location shots were done on Pacific in North Beach. At the time it was home to some of the sleaziest bars and strip joints. They have been replaced by decorator showrooms. I believe the movie may show the arch over the street at Pacific and Columbus that said “International Settlement”.

  3. Via says:

    Are any of these clips searchable online at present? Thanks from a San Fran expatriate.

  4. footage says:

    A number of the films from which I harvested clips are online. Some are in this list:

    http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=market%20street%20AND%20collection%3Aprelinger%20AND%20subject%3A%22San%20Francisco%3A%20Scenics%3A%20Historical%22

    I’ve retransferred a bunch of the material in the show to improve its quality, and quite a lot of this year’s program has never been shown before.

    Rick

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