San Francisco on Film

by Katie Cook

Last night the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society celebrated Kim Novak, the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and awarded her with the San Francisco Cinematic Icon award.  To further celebrate San Francisco’s rich film history, the SF Museum and Historical Society is featuring a special exhibit at the Old Mint. The exhibit opens tomorrow runs until June 24.

I have plans to check out the exhibit at the Old Mint when it opens tomorrow and then I’ll scout out a few San Francisco film locations on my own. On Sunday I’ll share a city walk featuring some great movie clips and their San Francisco locations. I don’t want to leave you hanging, so check out this clip from Dirty Harry. This scene was filmed outside of the California Hall on the corner of Turk and Polk Streets.


And here’s the GoogleMaps Street view of the intersection.

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Note that the Embassy sign that appears behind Dirty Harry as he’s hoisted up to the jumper is still across the street.


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