Through Alfred Hitchcock’s eyes, San Francisco seemed the perfect place to film a murder mystery. It wasn’t unusual for the director to chose locations before developing a story to be filmed there. The result? His iconic 1958 film, Vertigo, which makes the most of the city’s eerie and claustrophobic cityscapes.
See which SF landmarks you can spot in the original Vertigo trailer.
So where in the world were Vertigo‘s most memorable scenes filmed? Answers after the jump!
Madeline’s Apartment in the upscaleBrocklebank Apartments at 1000 Mason St.
The Mission Cemetery behind the Mission Dolores at 320 Dolores St.
Fort Point beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
These are just a few of the film’s famous scenes. Read about these and more about SF’s landmarks in the Museyon Guide to Chronicles of Old San Francisco.
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