San Francisco in Cinema: Tales of the City

Macondray Lane, off Taylor Street between Union and Green
Mister SF defies anyone who's seen Tales of the City to visit Macondray Lane without entering the world of Armistead Maupin's bewitching stories. Though it was made for PBS television, this 1993 miniseries is as good as the best cinema. Follow the mysteries of Anna Madrigal and her tenants on this hillside lane, renamed Barbary in the series as it was in the books and newspaper column on which it was based. Featuring incredible insights and locations truly all over town, Tales of the City was directed by Allistair Jones and stars Laura Linney, Chloe Webb, Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Bill Campbell, Nina Foch, Barbara Garrick, and Thomas Gibson. All are perfect in their roles as San Franciscans. Karen Black, Mary Kay Place, Edie Adams and Parker Posie also appear. Subsequent books in the series, More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City, were also filmed.

Selected locations from the serial and film:
The Summit
Brocklebank Apartments
Mister Lee's
The Washbag
Lands End
Speedy's, aka Jiffy's
Russian Hill
Legion of Honor
Dance Your Ass Off Inc.
Seal Rocks
The Noble Frankfurter
Connie Bradshaw location

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