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THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

City and County of San Francisco: Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate Bridge. Sacramento and Mason Streets. Hall of Justice at Kearny and Washington Streets. Portsmouth Square. Grant Avenue. Sunsing Theater. Playland at the Beach.

Sausalito, Marin County: Boat docks in Sausalito near the Valhalla Bar and Cafe.

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This panoramic composite shows Sausalito on the left, then Tiburon and Belvedere, and Angel Island.
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These are various views of the waterfront in Sausalito, Marin County.
In the first picture, one can see the Bay Bridge and San Francisco.
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This walk-and-talk between Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth was filmed at Steinhart Aquarium,
off Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive and Martin Luther King Drive in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Fifty-two years later, on 30 July 2000, I introduced a screening of The Lady From Shanghai at the Film Institute
of Northern California — on the same night that we were filming Further Tales of the City at this very same place!
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Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Marin County.
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Golden Gate Bridge.
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View of San Francisco, possibly from part of Russian Hill.
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East on Sacramento Street from Mason Street.
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North on Mason from Sacramento. Rita Hayworth just drove past the Brocklebank Apartments, 1000 Mason Street, later to be famous for appearing in Vertigo and Tales of the City.
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The court scenes might have been filmed at the old Hall of Justice on Kearny Street at Washington, but I need verification.
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View of San Francisco, possibly from Nob Hill.
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View of the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building.
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Again, these interiors might have been done at the old Hall of Justice, but they could have been faked elsewhere.
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This composite shows Orson Welles exiting the old Hall of Justice at Kearny & Washington Streets.
In its place now is the Financial District / Chinatown Holiday Inn.
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This is Portsmouth Square, looking towards Clay from Kearny, bounded on the others sides by Washington and Walter Lum. Those buildings are all identical today, but the park has been replaced with the Portsmouth Square Garage, on top of which are a plaza, children's climbing bars, historical monuments and statues, and a bridge to the Holiday Inn.
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North on Grant from Pine Street.
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743 Washington Street at Grant, now the Bank of Canton.
Notice the word Dupont on the drug store? Prior to 1908, this part of Grant was called Du Pont Street. Prior to that, it was Calle de la Fundación, the oldest street in the city.
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North on Grant, between Pine and California. Shanghai Low is approximately where the Lotus Garden Chinese restaurant is today at 532 Grant Avenue.
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South on Grant, looking towards Jackson Street. The theater is the Sunsing Theater, now the Sunsing Center at 1021 Grant Avenue. The former theater is now filled with vendors.
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Various interiors of the Sunsing Theater on Grant Avenue.
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The famous Hall of Mirrors scene was probably done somewhere in Los Angeles, not San Francisco.
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When Orson Welles exits the Hall of Mirrors, he is at Whitney's Playland at the Beach, an amusement park that was
located on Great Highway at the westernmost ends of Balboa and Cabrillo. The park was torn down in 1972 and today there
are condominiums and a Safeway located there instead. Playland's old Carousel was recently restored and brought to
San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens, and some of the old game machines and music boxes are located at the
Musée Méchanique, 1090 Point Lobos Road at Great Highway, below the Cliff House Restaurant.

The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
CAST: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Erskine Sanford....
WRITER: Sherwood King, Orson Welles, William Castle, Charles Lederer, Fletcher Markle
PRODUCER: William Castle, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Harry Cohn
DIRECTOR: Orson Welles
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Charles Lawton Jr., Rudolph Maté, Joseph Walker
EDITOR: Viola Lawrence

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