Film locations for alfred hitchcocks vertigo 1958 around san francisco and. Vertigo is a 1958 american film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by alfred. Fairmont hotel 950 mason street, nob hill, san francisco, california, usa. Location filming for vertigo took place from september 30th to october 15th, 1957. Besides making what is generally acknowledged to be one of the 10 best movies ever, alfred hitchcock also. When the american film institute afi released its first list of the 100 greatest american films in 1998, hitchcock had four films make the list. Intercontinental mark hopkins san francisco, 999 california street, nob hill the informant is spotted. According to herbert coleman, vertigo associate producer, hitchcock often picked a location and then developed a story to be filmed there.
Best remembered for the carchase, the progenitor of all subsequent movie car chases, bullitt is an excellent film. It was just one of several pieces in a package celebrating the 70mm restoration release of vertigo that year. Vertigo starring james stewart scottie and kim novak madeleine and judy filmed on location in the san francisco bay area monterey and san juan bautista also appear in the film for 16 days in september of 1957 before filming most of the action on a hollywood lot. Though the exterior of the kings manor hotel, where jeff bridges, beau bridges and michelle pfeiffer perform in the fabulous baker boys, was the oft filmed greystone mansion in beverly hills, interior scenes were shot at the biltmore. Hotel vertigo hotel in san francisco, california skyscanner. Midges barbara bel geddes apartment this was filmed on a studio set but the rear projection footage presents an accurate view of russian hill from the top of union street. With james stewart, kim novak, barbara bel geddes, tom helmore. At the time of the film s release, it was not a boxoffice hit, but has since been regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. Hotel vertigo is one of my favorite hotels in san francisco. California palace of the legion of honor in lincoln park. The hotel that madeleine checks into never existed. A historic hotel that made a cameo in hitchcocks classic film has no intention of letting guests forget its fame. Theres no need for high anxiety at the hotel vertigo travel the. That picture is featured in their postcard and brochures.
Vertigo 1958 is one of alfred hitchcocks most powerful, deep, and stunningly beautiful films in widescreen 70 mm vistavision it is a film noir that functions on multiple levels. He liked to show a familiar place and introduce a twist of malice. Though i did not go inside, it appears from photos to not be particularly reminisce of the film. Film locations for bullitt 1968, with steve mcqueen. This is the art museum where scottie follows madeliene. Now the hotel trades on the vertigo link and is comfortably appointed with a stylish fifties feel. The movie was set in and around san francisco and many scenes were filmed in the vertigo when it was then known as the empire hotel.
The empire hotel is a real place, called the york hotel, and now as of january 2009 the hotel vertigo at 940 sutter street. We are in san francisco visiting the filming locations of vertigo and other hitchcock films. Judys room was created, but the green neon of the hotel empire sign outside is based on the actual hotel s sign it was replaced when the hotel was renamed. Reopened as hotel vertigo in 2008, the renovated building continues to pay homage to. The rooms are small but well appointed flat screen tv, comfy beds, walk in closet, minifridge and free wifi. It featured a tremendous amount of onlocation filming. Novaks character lived in room 501, which still retains many of its aspects captured in this movie. The chase spanned almost a whole block from washington street towards jackson street on the rootops of 2 to 60 taylor street courtesy reel sf the background building is the brocklebank apartments, featured later in the movie, and behind it the fairmont hotel tower, not there when vertigo was filmed. A carefully plotted, totally stalky map of hitchcocks vertigo. Bullitt locations in san francisco april 1968, july 2002. The empire hotel where james stewart eventually finds kim novak is as of 2009 the hotel vertigo formerly the york located at 940 sutter street in the heart of san francisco. I specially love the stairs picture taken from the top of the stairs an homage to the movie. At the the time of filming, the property was called the empire hotel, and after a remodel in the mid2000s it was renamed vertigo hotel in tribute to its cinematic past.
Hotel but kind of couldnt help changing its name to hotel vertigo. Today a school sports field covers the corner site where the mansion used to be. The steve mcqueen movie bullitt was filmed in and around san francisco in late april 1968. The former empire hotel, where scottie jimmy stewart has encountered a woman who looks just like madeleine kim novak in alfred hitchcocks thriller vertigo. Toward the end of the film, one of the final scenes is of a confrontation between the two protagonists takes place in a san francisco hotel room prior to the plot twist reveal. Cashing in on the movie link, personality hotels has filled the 102room modernchic hotel with references to vertigo. Film locations for for bullitt, around san francisco. A local historian explains that carlotta valdes committed suicide. Vertigo mckittrick hotel december 26, 2010 citysleuth. Its the 50s, and those sets are now as iconic as the films real locations. Alfred hitchcocks vertigo is one of the most ravishing technicolor films ever made all the more so in its vistavisionto70mm restored version. The hotel was the original site of exterior and interior filming and you can stay in the madeleine suite where novaks wardrobe was located or in the actual vertigo. Checking into the hotel vertigo is like stepping into a hitchcock movie literally. Back when it was the empire, the hotel played a cameo role in hitchcocks classic, vertigo.
This location is now a hotel named for the fact that it was a film location for vertigo. The restored version of vertigo is bound to make a lot of people curious about the bay area locations where the film was shot in 1957. Housed in the building where hitchcocks vertigo was filmed, the namesake hotel is just a 10 minute walk to union square but away from all the noise and traffic. Alfred hitchcocks vertigo movie tour of san francisco. The hangover part 2 visit the thailand locations from. I specifically stayed there bc i love the movie vertigo and kim novaks character lived there it was called hotel empre. Still theres a lot of excellent work in there, and a well preserved mummy. Theres no need for high anxiety at the hotel vertigo. Scottie follows madeleine in her car down bush street, past the astoria hotel. These days, the film plays on a loop in the lobby, and the hotel s baroquemodern sensibility represents a headspinning union of old and new. Its consistent with the later episode when scottie drives midge home and we get a glimpse of the building at 296 union street. High anxiety is a 1977 american satirical comedy film produced and directed by mel brooks, who also plays the lead. This is the hotel where scottie literally stalks judy to her room.
Hotel vertigo the old empire hotel, made famous in hitchcocks 1958 film, was the york hotel for years, but as hotel vertigo the movie connection is front and center. When he first saw san francisco, he said it would be a good place for a murder mystery, and he chose a french novel, dentre les morts from among the dead. Veteran brooks ensemble members harvey korman, cloris leachman, and madeline kahn are also featured. This is brooks first film as a producer and first speaking lead role his first lead role was in silent movie. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival. Prices are calculated as of 16032020 based on a checkin date of 29032020. Howard street opposite pier 18 rundown hotel, now gone. We visit the hotel vertigo, the fairmont hotel, the flower shop, scotties apartment, fort point. Below are some photos of places featured in the film as they appeared in 1968, and.
Vertigo turns 50 this year but has hardly aged at all. C hecking into the hotel vertigo is like stepping into a hitchcock movie literally. A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman. Mckittrick hotel 10 of 12 found this interesting interesting. He watches her enter the mckittrick hotel, but on investigation she does not seem to be there.
The last location that i found was the empire hotel hotel vertigo, 940 sutter st. Besides making what is generally acknowledged to be one of the 10 best movies ever, alfred hitchcock also captured san francisco circa 1958. Then and now filming locations in 1957 san francisco, california. Just thinking about its cinematic history and the beautiful decor inside just gives me chills. The house has been torn down and replaced with a new fourstory building.
It was in the crystal ballroom that pfeiffer, clad in a formfitting red dress, famously sings makin. Alfred hitchcocks vertigo was filmed at this lower nob hill landmark, formerly the york hotel. These days, the film plays on a loop in the lobby, and the hotel s baroquemodern sensibility represents a. Vertigo was filmed from september to december 1957. The hangover part ii wedding setting phulay bay ritz carlton, krabi its hard to argue that the setting for the wedding seen at the beginning of the hangover 2 is anything but stunning. One of the greatest filmmakers of all time, alfred hitchcock, filmed parts of the film of the same name here. Discover hotel vertigo in san francisco, california. How san francisco has changed since hitchcocks vertigo. Hotel vertigo san francisco, california atlas obscura.1055 1239 1114 1037 475 1298 192 929 150 758 350 459 1605 1232 1091 669 216 658 1595 960 655 127 687 4 1526 237 750 1178 925 1375 498 1206 338