James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Lee Patrick
San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Director : Alfred Hitchcock Production Company : Paramount Pictures, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions Region : N. AMERICA
Hitchcock classic where acrophobiac detective falls in love twice with the same woman unaware that he is being set up. SJ
I had to wait until 1984 to see this as it was one of the "Hitchcock five" withdrawn from public show for 25 years until his daughter released the copyright after his death. Imagine that happening now.
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vertigo001. A miscreant in a roof top chase pursued, by a policeman who falls to his death when Stewart clings to a gutter."The rooftops of 1302 to 1360 Taylor Street." Reel SF. It's hard to see but the Brocklebank Apartments (featured later) are in the background to the right.
vertigo002. Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance outside, allegedly, a Paramount Studios Gate, 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, just as Stewart visits his old friend Helmore. Not the famous main gates though as far as I can see.
vertigo003. Stewart visits Ernies, 847 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, where he first sees Novak with Helmore. Now the Essex Suppper Club.
vertigo004. Stewart parks in his Desoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe opposite the Brocklebank Apartments to spy on Novak.
vertigo005. The entrance of the apartments. Novak heads for her green Jaguar Mk. VIII.
vertigo005n. Horribly blurred. Enlarged in photoshop from the archive. Needs a sharper one. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 04-06-2014)
vertigo006. Novak is followed by Stewart to an alleyway leading to the back of the Podesta Baldocchi flower shop. The alley she turns off is Ashburton but this alley is Claude Lane and the buildings on Sutter Street match. So Bush Street is behind us. The real flower shop, seen later, used to be on Grant Avenue, close by, before it moved.
vertigo007. Stewart goes to the back entrance, the rear of 239 Kearny Street.
vertigo008. Stewart follows Novak to Mission Dolores, Dolores Street, between 16th and 17th Streets.
vertigo008n. Not surprisingly, the tree has ballooned. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 04-06-2014)
vertigo009. Stewart approaches the Mission.
vertigo010. And another shot to show the door he uses.