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Lombard Street, San Francisco, California

Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California. It is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns.

Hitchcock's Films

Vertigo (1958)

Scottie's Apartment

The exterior shots of Scottie's apartment were filmed at 900 Lombard Street on Thursday 3rd October, 1957.[1]

The interior of the apartment was created on the studio soundstage and, at the specific request of Hitchcock, included a window view of Coit Tower that wasn't visible from the actual building on Lombard Street.[2][3]

In 2012, the owners of the property erected an exterior wall and repainted the distinctive red chimney to deter sightseers.[4]

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Film Frames

Selection of film frames: Lombard Street, San Francisco, California

Image Gallery

Images from the Hitchcock Gallery (click to view larger versions or search for all relevant images)...


Notes & References

  1. Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (1998) by Dan Auiler, page 77
  2. Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco (2002) by Jeff Kraft & Aaron Leventhal, page 122
  3. The Daily Bruin (26/Nov/2002) - Bumstead gives talk on art direction, Vertigo
  4. SF Gate: Owners defend changes to Vertigo house (19/Nov/2012)