Nob Hill

Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]

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Classic Fort Point

Normally when I think of classic movies set in San Francisco and featuring historic Fort Point, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo springs to mind. But this morning that all changed, when I turned on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and happened to catch the last half hour of a movie I’d never heard of before. It’s called The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950), […]

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