445 Geary Street
|The Curran Theatre
helps Geary Street masquerade as Broadway, New York in Joseph Mankiewicz's
1950 classic All About Eve. Bette Davis chews the scenery as the
aging star whose life is taken over by schemer Anne Baxter. Also stars
Gary Merrill, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm. All About Eve won six Oscars
and is routinely included on lists of the best films of all time. Features
the immortal line from rapier newspaper columnist Addison DeWitt, played
by George Sanders, "San Francisco, an oasis of civilization in the California
desert. Tell me, do you share my high opinion of San Francisco?" Eve's
treachery may have gone unnoticed had DeWitt not caught her in a particular
lie, "San Francisco has no Shubert Theatre. You've never been to San Francisco.
That was a stupid lie, easy to expose, beneath you!"
about All About Eve