Reel SF

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

Petulia - Fundraiser

    Archie (George C. Scott) , a surgeon, attends a crowded fundraiser in aid of Highway Safety.  Petulia (Julie Christie) , recently married, introduces herself then goes out of her way to hit on him.

Then ...  The event was filmed over a one week period between midnight and 6.00 am in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill.

... and Now,   lighter walls and exposed stone flooring but it still retains its air of grandeur. 


  Then ...   The featured band is Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin singing 'Roadblock' and 'Down On Me'.  They are performing in front of the grand staircase; they are also visible in the Then image above.

... and Now,  still grand after all these years.

   Watch them perform in this clip from the movie. 


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