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.
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.
In 2012, the owners of the property erected an exterior wall and repainted the distinctive red chimney to deter sightseers.
- Taylor Street, San Francisco, California (0.6 miles)
- Coit Tower, San Francisco, California (0.6 miles)
- Union Street, San Francisco, California (0.7 miles)
- California Street, San Francisco, California (0.8 miles)
- Mason Street, San Francisco, California (0.8 miles)
Selection of film frames: Lombard Street, San Francisco, California
Notes & References
- Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (1998) by Dan Auiler, page 77
- Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco (2002) by Jeff Kraft & Aaron Leventhal, page 122
- The Daily Bruin (26/Nov/2002) - Bumstead gives talk on art direction, Vertigo
- SF Gate: Owners defend changes to Vertigo house (19/Nov/2012)