Pal Joey - Vera Simpson's Mansion - 2
... and Now, here's the door, looking back from the lawn. Coit tower, built in 1933, rises 210 feet vertically above it.
Then ... The butler announces Joey's arrival to Vera who is enjoying lunch on the patio, built for the movie on the Coit Tower lawn. The sweeping city view behind her may well have dictated this choice of location.
Then ... When Joey leaves he exits to the right of the patio and heads down a narrow path, again with a great view past downtown to Potrero Hill in the distance.
... and Now, the path has been extended and upgraded with steps but the view, sadly, is blocked.
Then ... Later in the movie Linda visits Vera and we see her leaving the home by way of the 'front' steps. Some steps!
... and Now, not surprisingly these are the steps leading down from Coit Tower's north entrance at the parking lot. Trees now hide Alcatraz Island from here but you can still see Belvedere Island across the bay at top center.