Sunday, February 28, 2010

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Epilogue

Well, that wraps it up for the What's Up, Doc? filming locations.

A couple of sites, in particular, were left out for various reasons.

The Alta Plaza concrete stairs were used for the chase scene when all the cars drove down them in the park. I had been there before on a previous trip, but I can't find a good shot from the same angle. And for whatever reason, I didn't visit them again on this trip. But I can tell you, they haven't changed in the past few decades.

The "Sausalito pier" is not the one actually used for the ferry today (and it was probably not used for it back then either). From the backdrop of the Bay Bridge I have a general idea where it located, but did not venture down that way.

Regardless, a great script, fantasitc chemistry between the leads, a stellar supporting cast, wonderful city locations and a brilliant director makes What's Up, Doc? one of my top 5 favorite Streisand films. Hopefully it's one of yours too.

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 63


There's not much left of the original South terminal at the San Francisco International airport. I showed my movie photos to a nice little old lady at the information booth who remembered the original terminal and recognized the photos! She referred me to this location. The airport has been extensively remodeled over the last 38 years. The only remnants I could find was the escalator location.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 54


If you're following the location sequence, you may be wondering where the Lombard street scene is. That street is so well known and photographed that I didn't include it. Looking back I wish I had. For those of you who don't know, Lombard is "that curvy street in San Francisco".

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 53


I couldn't match the same camera angle without the trees blocking the view, but you still get the general view.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 51


What are the odds of getting the shot with a blue Volkswagon out front? Granted it's not a Beetle, but it is a Volkswagon. Too bad I didn't have white shoe polish with me- I would have painted "JUST MARRIED" on the side.

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 50


St. Peter and Paul Church.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 46


Anyone in the mood for ice cream?

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 45


North Point Street at Larkin Street.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 41


Jackson at Kearny street.

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 40


Jackson at Grant.

What's Up, Doc? filming locations Part 39


The Grandview theater is closed but the marquee is still there- painted green.