This website is an unofficial and non-commercial fansite for the Seventies' cop drama The Streets of San Francisco. This site was originally set up not long after the first set of official DVDs was released. Following a period of inactivity, it was officially re-launched on July 15, 2013, and the pages are still being added to the various categories.
Browse the site using the nav on the top - there are episodic summaries and screencaps, information on filming locations, video clips and a lot more to come. For the latest updates to the website, please check out the recent blog posts below. You may track all updates made to the website and news on the series by checking out the complete blog.
Please feel free to get in touch in case of any questions, suggestions or just comments.
I have added another five colour production stills and location photos to the media page, making up a total of ten pictures in this particular section right now. These include Mike and Steve on Alcatraz Island (for the episode 'Going Home') as well as Steve in midst of the Palace of Fine Arts and a photo of Mike and Dan from the fifth season's production run.
As a foretaste, I will add some more location photos to the locations page soon. :)
The screencaps for The Stamp of Death were added to the episode's page recently. A rich-man is killed over a rare and priceless stamp out of his exklusive collection. While it looks like a robbery-kill at first sight, a discrepancy between the insurance coverage details and the actual value of the collection leads Mike and Steve to a possible red herring and, finally, to an insurance fraud. When one of the involved, an aged ex-con specialized in professional printing, is found dead, our two cops are getting closer to solve the case.
This episode offers a variety of San Francisco locations again. The initial crime scene takes us to Pacific Heights at 2222 Broadway, whereas the philately store of expert Ed Hawkins is located downtown on Bush. We are also taken to Nob Hill, where today's Ritz-Carlton San Francisco was used as the insurance company's headquarters (at that time, it actually was the headquarters of an insurance company), as well as to The Tenderloin (Mike questions informer 'Doc' close to the intersection of Eddy and Jones Streets, and Jenkins' printing facility is located on Turk Street). Glenn and Chris Conway meet each other on Union Square, their apartment is located in the Pacific Heights Towers on Sacramento Street. The final scene was filmed at Ocean Beach, just south of famous Cliff House, which can be seen in the background.
The media page was supplemented by a first batch of five colour production stills and location photos taken by set photographers during production of the series. As a sidenote, this kind of stuff is rather hard to find today, most of these were made on Kodak color slides and disappeared in the photographers' archives for decades.
I will add more in the future. Please enjoy! :)
I have just added the screencaps for Going Home to the episodes section. When Eddie Coughlin, a small-time crook, breaks into a corner variety store, he smacks the owner who to his surprise is in the back office, and finds the safe open with two bags of cash money inside. He thinks he finally has his big score until he finds several debentures and "the book" on the mob's numbers operation. On the run from both, the police and the mob's hit-men, Eddie tries to get back with his ex-wife and mother of his five-year old son, however, he soon learns she does not want nothing at all to do with him anymore. With two hit-men of the mob being on his trail, Eddie does not get any help or hideout by his former mates either, so he tries to see his son, Marty, for a last time before going back to the place he ever called 'home' – closed-down federal penitentiary Alcatraz, where he spent several years. However, both, the police and the mobster's hit-men are on his trail.
This episode is a real potpourri of San Francisco locations. It starts out downtown where Eddie breaks into Beale’s corner shop at the north-western end of the Financial District. On a funny note, Beale’s shop is supposed to be on Bay Street (it actually is on Battery), and when Mike and Steve are responding to the police radio call, they actually are on Bay Street (we can see Pier 31 at the end of Bay and Embarcadero). Beale meets the mobster boss on a golf-course at Land's End, while Eddie hides out in an apartment close to Montgomery and Pacific Avenue. After seeing his wife in her apartment on Church Street, he tries to find a new hideout in a mate's shabby apartment hotel on 3rd Street just south of market. Mike picks up Steve in front of his partner's apartment on Union Street, and Eddie gets off a Cable Car and uses a telephone booth at Green and Mason Streets. Additional locations include Dolores Park and Alcatraz Island plus some impressive aerial views taken during Mike's and Steve's helicopter flight from downtown to Alcatraz.
With the help of some fantastic people and fans of the show, I was able to fill some of the gaps concerning yet unidentified filming locations of season one.
Thanks to Joe Thompson - a fountain of knowledge on Cable Car and Bay Ferry history - and his friend Emiliano Echevarria, who used to live on the ferry boat in question, I learned that the huge oval boat used in Legion of the Lost as the Cullen Company's headquarters was retired Bay ferry 'San Leandro'. It has quite an interesting history too: built of steel in the 1920's and with turbo-electric propulsion, it was 225 feet long and served as a Bay ferry up to the late 1950's. After that, 'San Leandro' was moored at the Ferry Building till a fire in the 1960's, then completely rebuilt for residential use and moved to Pier 37 (where it sat when it was used in the show). Another big fire occured in the 1970's, and after that the hull got towed over to the Oakland Estuary.
Another brainteaser was unraveled by Matthew Kuukka from San Francisco. He identified the location of police officer Sherry Reese's new aparment in Act of Duty to be on S Mayfair Avenue in Daly City.
Todd Lappin from San Francisco identified the crime scene in Hall of Mirrors to be the fruit and vegetables central market on Jerrold Avenue. By the way, the 'Market Grill' bar is also located on-site.
Thanks to all of you guys! :)
I will be on holidays for almost three weeks now, so the next update will be added around July 13th. Stay tuned!