Monday, October 24, 2016
Back to Vertigo
Time to update a previous post series showing frames from the Hitchcock classic "Vertigo" and comparing them with contemporary shots. Let's begin with shots of the apartment where Kim Novak's character, Judy, lived. The current owners have embraced its history and renamed it "Hotel Vertigo." Last time I saw it, it was the seedy looking York Hotel.
How it looked in the movie:
It was not easy getting this shot on a Saturday night, while avoiding the speeding cars that narrowly avoided hitting me. The things I do to get a photo.
Not too difficult to recognize the Brocklebank Apartments.
The exterior hasn't really changed at all from when Scottie spotted Madeleine (also played by Kim Novak) departing here in her green Jaguar.
The Legion of Honor art museum today:
...and how it looked in the movie:
Madeleine viewing the Portrait of Carlotta in the movie:
...and how the galleries look today inside the Legion of Honor. Same benches?
This nondescript building...
served as the inspiration for Ernie's Restaurant, which formerly resided here.
Hard to tell now, but Hitch's team really did a great job of recreating the exterior (and interior) on a soundstage.
There are still some Vertigo locations that I haven't visited, so it looks like I'll have to head up north again.
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