The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

GBUAlcatrazuse Clint Eastwood wasn’t really “good” in ‘Escape from Alcatraz’, (1979) any more than he was “good” in ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’. He plays Frank Morris, one of three men who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962, and was never seen again. Here he is plotting the escape in the same exercise yard the Alcatraz inmates used to use.  GBUOrganizationuse These were the bad guys in the 1971 drama ‘The Organization’ starring Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs. Here they are at Montgomery and Market Street closing a drug deal that will end in a shootout and chase through the unfinished Montgomery Station BART tube. In 1974 , ‘The Streets of San Francisco’ television show filmed a drug bust and chase at the same BART Station in a series of pictures I posted in December of 2014. Check out the link below for that post. The #5 MUNI bus still runs along McAllister and Fulton to Ocean Beach today.

https://sfinfilm.com/2014/12/31/the-streets-of-san-francisco-takes-bart-15/                                                                     GBUSentineluse I used to think the Columbus Tower Building on Columbus Avenue was an ugly building, but I was only part right. It’s so ugly, that it’s beautiful! It was being constructed in 1906 when the San Francisco Earthquake severely damaged the building and it was completed in 1907. The top photo shows the framework for Columbus Tower right after the earthquake.

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