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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

The Sniper - First Victim's Apartment

Then ...  Miller works for Alpine Dry Cleaners.  He makes a delivery to a customer, Jean Darr (Marie Windsor), who lives in the building with the porthole window seen in the right foreground on the lower level of a two-tier street (below, composited from two separate scenes).  This is Calhoun Terrace, a cul-de-sac at the top of Union Street on Telegraph Hill: the house is No. 36 (map).

... and Now,  The houses on the upper level have been upsized but those on the lower level are mostly unchanged


Then ...    Inside the apartment, Jean flirts with Miller and asks him to do a rush cleaning job on a dress.  This scene was filmed on a studio set using a photograph for the window view.

... and Now,  the actual window view from inside 36 Calhoun Terrace, looking across Piers 15 and 17 on the Embarcadero to the Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island.  A close comparison with this recent photo shows that the movie view above was taken not from the apartment but close by, lower down the hill.


Then ...  But when her boyfriend calls on the telephone she loses interest in Miller and bundles him out.  Bad idea.

...and Now,  the exterior exit and stairway is now enclosed and incorporated into the house

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