Celluloid San Francisco

Celluloid San Francisco

The Film Lover's Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations

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This book provides a tour of San Francisco and surrounding counties that documents the appearance of the area's geographic and architectural landmarks in cinematic productions. A typical entry lists an address or other location description and proceeds to describe the role of the location in one or more films. Numerous black and white photographs depict the locations and some of the movie scenes in which they appear. Those not familiar with the city and its environs may find themselves wishing for more detailed maps than the book provides. Distributed in the US by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Exploring a city famous for its role in film settings and television backdrops, this book is a comprehensive guide to thousands of movie and television locations in the San Francisco Bay area. From the cement steps in Alta Plaza Park as featured in Barbra Streisand's What's Up, Doc? to the actual nightclub of Frank Sinatra's character in Pal Joey and the haunts of Don Johnson's Nash Bridges, this jaunty expedition around San Francisco and the surrounding bay explores an area featured in more than 1,500 movies. Easy-to-follow maps identify significant historical film sites, locations for classic and contemporary films, movie palaces, and production companies, making this travel guide a best bet for planning a tour of locales associated with Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as current film-makers such as George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Clint Eastwood.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781556525926
Branch Call Number: 917.946 V22 2006
Characteristics: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Shank, Will 1951-

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