"Untitled" by Lou Silva
Polk Street, Between O'Farrel and Olive
Jimmy Stewart discovered his agoraphobia by chasing a criminal across Tenderloin rooftops in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” Almost twenty years earlier, John Houston’s “The Maltese Falcon” was based in the same neighborhood, although recent geographic slicing has left Dashiell Hammett’s place (the same address shared with Sam Spade – 891 Post Street) just outside current borders.
Before there was a Castro District, gay San Francisco could count on The Tenderloin as a place for gathering energy and support, with many watering holes in which to find a friendly ear.
On Olive Street...
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