The intersection of Broadway and Kearny could almost be called the “Hollywood and Vine” of San Francisco with the number of movies using this spot for location filming. Here Steve McQueen crosses to the west in the 1968 movie ‘Bullitt’.

‘Butterflies Are Free’

'Butterflies Are Free'

Goldie Hawn, second from the top in pink, climbs north from the Broadway and Kearny intersection in the 1972 movie ‘Butterflies Are Free’. The film has some interesting San Francisco locations, but the first fifteen minutes with Goldie in her Maidenforms are what a lot of people, including me, remember the most.

‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Many San Francisco tour companies mistakenly take visitors to a location on Lombard Street, and point out that the Mel’s Drive-In scene in the 1967 film ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ was filmed there. It wasn’t, it was located at a spot in the Crocker Amazon District at the southern end of San Francisco now occupied by the Crocker Amazon Senior Center. Notice the Bank of America signs. Bank of America changed their color from black to pink in 2008 to show awareness to breast cancer.