SF says, "I'm a uniter, not a multiplier." With
Hollywood camped on San Francisco's doorstep for the 2008 filming
of "Milk" with Sean Penn, Mister SF chose LA as the first
destination for his Mister SF Road Show. Can the online ambassador
ease long standing tensions between the two cities by looking at LA
through a San Franciscan's lens of joy and imagination? To find out,
watch as Mister
SF and his husband Jeff ride along with Lois Lane and Clark Kent on
their Hollywood experience.
Writer Joe Gillis (William Holden) lived at the Alto Nido, 1817 North
Ivar, in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950).
In Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Robert Aldrich, 1962), Blanche Hudson
tries to sell the house located at 172 South McCadden before
mad sister Jane gets wind of her plans. (North McCadden is called
out over a police radio in the film, confusing some but not Mister SF.)
1611 Vine Street: I couldn't convince Jeff that Madonna
names her in Vogue, "Betty Rubble we-love-you."
SF connections abound in LA. Eastwood made
everyone's day right here in the
Trash icon Lindsey Lohan lived at the Chateau Marmont. Staff said the
notorious lush (who is an actress and sometimes pop star) ran amuck as
le chateau's own version of Eloise. Lohan made a dayroom out of the storied
hotel for a year before moving out in 2006. In a video that surfaced just
days after his death on January 22, 2008, actor Heath Ledger is shown
allegedly doing hard drugs at the
Marmont after the SAG Awards on January 29, 2006.
LA City Hall, the original Superman building,
also appears in Dragnet.
Highs and Lois: Margot Kidder had a nervous breakdown on Ross Street in
this neighborhood in Glendale.
George Reeves, aka Superman, commited smurdercide
in this house at 1579 Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills. Ben Affleck
plays Reeves in "Hollywoodland."