Friday, July 1, 2011

A Bit of San Francisco - Circa 1972

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends not much of anything going on and no real plans for the long weekend.  We have been grilling out and swimming in the evenings after work the last couple of days.  It's so relaxing watching the fog roll in while the grill chars up some dinner - last night we had simple hamburgers and the night before we had a delicious tri-tip roast.  I see another three days of grilling coming up.
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I wanted to mention a really fun film for the weekend - "What's Up Doc" - 1972 - starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and Madeline Kahn (in her first real starring role).  Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.  This is a screwball comedy set in SF and filmed on location here in the city - so that you see all different parts.  from Nob Hill, Pacific Heights, the Richmond District, Downtown, China Town and in Little Italy -  even the airport  (which is actually in South SF).  Here is a great clip of scenes from the film - it is about 8 mins, but lots of fun to watch....


If you get the chance you should check it out.
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Have a wonderful three day break!!  I'll be back on next Tuesday.

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

Sherry :o) said...

One of my very fav Barbara films...I remember watching that many times with my mom! Have a good weekend, Edgar. Hope you get in a little stitching!

Kathy said...

OMG That is one of my favorite Barbra films. I still laugh till I cry when I watch that. LOL I'll have to check my TCM listings for this one. :)

To you and yours, h
ave a wonderful 4th!

Jules said...

You have a great Holiday weekend too!

Valerie said...

I will try and check out
"What's Up Doc"...sounds like fun!

Enjoy your holiday weekend, Edgar!

mdgtjulie said...

Fun Edgar. When I saw What's Up Doc, I was disappointed in it. I wanted Barbara to sing, lol. Hope you have a happy fourth of July!!

DonnaTN said...

What's Up Doc is a great fun movie! Hope you have a w0nderful Forth of July weekend filled with grilling and stitching!

Anna van Schurman said...

I love What's Up Doc. I love screwball comedies, but I've got an extra soft spot for WUD.

Lea Jeanne said...

Hi Edgar, it was fun to see those scenes. I already saw the film several times and everytime I have to laugh again. Thanks. :)