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MABEL AND FATTY VIEWING THE WORLD'S FAIR AT SAN FRANCISCO

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

City and County of San Francisco: Palace of Fine Arts. The Marina District. Ferry Building. Union Square.

mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand sitting on top
of a boat on the San Francisco Bay.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
The Navy dreadnaught Oregon was
docked off the fair's North Gardens.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
These were the North Gardens.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
That's the Tower of Jewels behind the
Column of Progress and Court of the Universe.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
In the lower left corner is a Southern Pacific train on display.
The Palace of Agriculture is in the background.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
This flagpole, rising 251 feet, is in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Oregon State Building is behind it.
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The Ferry Building, at the foot of Market Street, has a sign across the top saying, California Invites the World —
Panama-Pacific Exposition
. The building opened in 1896 and construction finished in 1903.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
This composite panorama shows the reverse side of the Ferry Building, at the streetcar turn-around.
Years later a skydeck freeway will pass in front here, later replaced by the recently-restored Embarcadero promenade.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
Market Street at Stockton Street.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
This composite shows the St. Francis Hotel on Powell Street, between Geary and Post Street on Union Square. Now called the Westin St. Francis, the hotel was built in 1904 and enlarged in 1906. Two years later, this is where Fatty Arbuckle will be blamed for a young woman's death.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
This is the Van Ness Avenue side of the new City Hall,
still under construction.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
Mabel and Fatty meet James "Sunny Jim" Rolph,
Mayor of San Francisco from 1911-1930.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco

Rolph wrote on Arbuckle's calling card, 11/4/15 Permitting Mr. Arbuckle and Miss Normand to take pictures anywhere in San Francisco. James Rolph, Mayor. I guess this would be the first city film permit, done years before the San Francisco Film and Video Arts Commission was formed in the 1980s!

mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
This composite view is from near Broadway and Scott Streets, looking north to what is today our Marina District.
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The convict ship Success was built in India in 1790 and later used in Australia.
It was not part of the Fair, but happened to be docked at Pier 14 at the same time.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
This is a beautiful nighttime view of the Tower of Jewels. The fan of light in the background was made by the Scintillator, a row of searchlights out on the harbor.
mabel and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco
And finally, a nighttime view of the Ferry Building,
decorated with lights and a 1915 for the fair.

Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco (1915)
CAST: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, James Rolph....
PRODUCER: Mack Sennett
DIRECTOR: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

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