*Starring San Francisco
Bay Area Film Locations in Hollywood Movies
|"Starring San Francisco: Bay Area Film Locations in Hollywood Movies"
San Francisco has appeared in hundreds of movies and television
series, some famous, others obscure, from Eric von Stroheim's
1924 Greed to Dirty Harry to Zodiac. Jim Van Buskirk, co-author of
Celluloid San Francisco (and former SFPL librarian), uses film stills
and clips to demonstrate the Bay Area's rich cinematic history.
Among the many familiar (or not-so-familiar scenes) are the
Alta Plaza Park steps being chipped in What's Up, Doc?, the futuristic
skyline in Towering Inferno and Bicentennial Man and the
geographically inconsistent chase sequence in Bullitt.
Summer Read SF 2014: May 31-August 10
Connect to your library, your imagination, and San Francisco.
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.