Reel SF

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

The Sniper - Paper Doll Club

Then ...  Jean finally arrives at the Paper Doll Club, where she entertains nightly on the piano.  The club, at 524 Union Street, was a popular North Beach / Telegraph Hill watering hole for many decades, subsequently going through several name changes over the years:  524 Club, Russo's, Cadell Place, Silhouettes and most recently The Field Restaurant & Pub.  In the 1950s it had a reputation as a gay bar, even advertising as such (map).

... and Now,  awaiting a new tenant after some remodelling.  The entrance has been moved away from the corner.

 

Then ...  Miller sneaks into the building opposite the club, 517 - 523 Union Street, and, unseen, makes his way up to the roof to wait for Jean to come out (map).

... and Now,  the house today, with an added front door for extra security and bars on the windows, looks less inviting than it did then

 

   When Jean leaves the club she pauses briefly in front of her billboard and pow, a bullet to the head ... the sniper has struck for the first time

Click in this box to search this site ...