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San Francisco in the Movies


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James Stewart and Kim Novak in a still from the original trailer for "Vertigo," with Coit Tower in the upper-right corner.
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James Stewart and Kim Novak in a still from the original trailer for "Vertigo," with Coit Tower in the upper-right corner.

Some of the most memorable moments in film history have been shot in San Francisco, from Madeline's plunge into the churning water at Fort Point in Hitchcock's "Vertigo" to Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry scouring North Beach for a serial killer. A new exhibit at the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society celebrates the city's role in the movies, both as a favorite location and as creative hub. What are your picks for SF's greatest moments on celluloid?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation which sponsors Noir City, the annual San Francisco film noir festival
  • Jim Van Buskirk, author of "Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover's Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations"
  • Miguel Pendas, board member of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society and curator of the "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: San Francisco And The Movies"

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