Last summer, I visited the beautiful city of San Francisco. I called it a “Hitchcock trip” because you can find many shooting locations of this films in this amazing city: Family Plot, The Birds and, of course, Vertigo. I saw so many places where this film was shot and decided to share my pictures with you. Being a Hitchcock fan, I had so much fun visiting these locations. I was like a kid in a candy shop! This is a sequel to my Vertigo analysis, but this time it’s just some fun post, nothing as deep as my analysis!
Golden Gate Bridge
This is THE symbol of the city. You can’t go to San Francisco and not see the Golden Gate. In Vertigo, it’s next to this monumental bridge that Madeleine makes her first suicide attempt.
That’s where Madeleine visits Carlotta’s grave. This mission was built in 1776.
The mission’s chapel
The mission’s cathedral
The mission’s cemetery. This is really one of the most beautiful cemeteries I’ve ever seen. The graves are so old, so it adds a certain mystery and authenticity to the place. The growing vegetation also adds a lot to its charm. So yes, walking in a cemetery can be pretty nice.
Legion of Honor Museum
It’s in this beautiful museum, that Madeleine observes Carlotta Valdes’s portrait. I was curious enough to actually look for the portrait (well, you never know!), but, of course, I didn’t find it. 😉 Anyway, it was a very nice visit. This museum has a great art collection regrouping the art of many legendary artists (Rodin, Seurat, Monet, etc.).
Madeleine and Gavin’s apartment
Madeleine’s green car wasn’t parked there when I saw this building, however, you really feel like being in the movie when you see it! Looks like a nice place to live (but you have to be rich)!
I know, it doesn’t really look like it (where’s the red door?), but it is. Of course, the film was shot in the 50’s and I took this picture in 2015, so it probably changed a lot since.
Believe it or not, this beautiful building is a hospital! However, I’m not sure if we see it from the outside in Vertigo. That’s the hospital where Scottie is cured after Madeleine’s death. That’s where a doctor suggests him to do music therapy.
The Empire Hotel
That’s Judy’s place. The hotel is today known as the Vertigo Hotel, in honour of the film of course!
Well, that was all! Of course, these aren’t all Vertigo‘s shooting locations, but it can give you a good first preview.