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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

D.O.A. - City Vista

    Bigelow. a tax accountant from small town Banning, California is being crowded by his secretary and flame Paula Gibson (Pamela Britton) and takes a few days off away from it all in San Francisco.  She wants to join him but he resists.


Then ...   Bigelow heads off alone to the city.    A vista is shown to announce his arrival - this is the view looking east towards the Bay Bridge from the Top O' The Mark at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.  The tall building on the right is the Russ building in the Financial District. 

... from 1950 ...  a vintage photo of the high-class Top O' The Mark lounge with the same view visible through the window (click image to enlarge).

... and Now,  extensive Financial District development has surrounded the Russ Building, still there and partly visible at far right


  The same view, except taken at night, was used behind the opening credits of the 1950 movie Woman On The Run.


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