Flood Mansion

Hitchcock’s Romance with San Francisco

Alfred Hitchcock made several movies with scenes in San Francisco — with lavish backdrops like the Flood Mansion in Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral, Mission Dolores, Union Square, Palace of the Legion of Honor and of course the Golden Gate Bridge.  One of his most memorable films shot here is Vertigo, made in 1957. Starring James…

ZooStation

Zoo Station Rocks San Francisco on St. Patrick’s Day

Zoo Station – a Bay area U2 tribute band – rolled through San Francisco on a flatbed to electrify the crowd at the tail end of the 161st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – and they were running on all cylinders. Dubbed “The Complete U2 Experience” vocalist Bonalmost (Joshua Fryvecind) has a remarkable resemblance to…

GoldenGateBridge

A Year in San Francisco

Touched and moved by Andrew Clancy’s A Year in New York, I set out to assemble my own video tribute to San Francisco. ‘We Don’t Eat’ by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow is a beautiful and awe-inspiring song. Using video I shot throughout the year, these images reflect the San Francisco I live and breathe every…

SS Jeremiah O'Brien

San Francisco’s Maritime “Time Machine” eyes Voyage of the Future

One of the best kept secrets in San Francisco is docked down at Pier 45.  The S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien‘s all-volunteer crew keeps this Landmark WWII Liberty Ship immaculate and seaworthy.  Liberty Ships were a critical part of the war effort, transporting everything from trucks, food, medicine, weaponry and more to allied troops in Europe and…