This website is an unofficial and non-commercial fansite for the Seventies' cop drama The Streets of San Francisco. This site was originally set up not long after the first set of official DVDs was released. Following a period of inactivity, it was officially re-launched on July 15, 2013, and the pages are still being added to the various categories.
Browse the site using the nav on the top - there are episodic summaries and screencaps, information on filming locations, video clips and a lot more to come. For the latest updates to the website, please check out the recent blog posts below. You may track all updates made to the website and news on the series by checking out the complete blog.
Please feel free to get in touch in case of any questions, suggestions or just comments.
I have added a fourth press release photo of the rather rare Worldvision set to the media page. It shows Mike and Steve in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, this time they are talking while Steve holds a walky-talky in his hands. Great shot.
Next due episode, 'Flags of Terror', is already in the pipeline for screencaps and extended summary plus filming locations info.
I have just added the screencaps for Jacob's Boy to the episodes' page. Jacob Willis, a sincere man - and more than just a trusted housekeeper for successful businessman, George Todd, and his youthful son, Peter - faces blackmail for an alleged murder of a prison guard on his escape from the work farm where Willis had spent his sentence for steeling a sack of potatoes over two decades ago. When the skid-row bump who blackmailed him, Hoby Shuttleworth, is found dead in a corner at The Embarcadero, and eye-witness (and fellow drinker) Hubert 'Gimp' Franklin points at Willis to be the last one who was seen with Shuttleworth, Stone and Keller need to uncover several facts Willis kept secret in order to forget the painful torture he had to take 25 years ago. After talking to Jacob, however, Mike has doubts that he could be a killer, but then he and Steve find out what the hobo knew about Jacob - and that the guard was actually well alive. Jacob, however, still believes he had killed that guard during the escape, and thinks he must either run away or face imprisonment - a torture he won't take again. His employer's young son trusts Jacob and wants to run away with him, finally leading police on Willis' trail. It's an episode about friendship, a refined man, and prejudices which almost cause the death of an innocent man. In the end, however, Jacob's live is saved and a court hearing finally earns him full rehabilitation.
We are offered a nice selection of Bay Area locations of the 1970's. It starts out at the skid-row part of The Embarcadero between Mission St. & The Embarcadero where Jacob meets Hoby Shuttleworth in a bar located in The Audiffred Building. We are then taken to the Marina Yacht Harbor where Jacob prepares the Todd family's boat for the trip they are planning. The next two locations are still unkown: first is the mansion that was used as the Todd family's house, second is the building where Jacob was supposed to have an apartment; any hints concerning the location of these spots are appreciated. Later on, we go back to the Waterfront where Gimp knocks on Big Frenchy's hotel room door in the 'Corona Hotel' (actually 'The Embarcadero Hotel'), and then both are struggling on Mission St., after Gimp had left "Dori's 21" (located at the corner of Mission & Steuart Sts.). This episode's climax takes us north to Cazadero, where Jacob tries to find a hideout at the Elim Grove Cottages.
I had to take a week off due to the kids' and grandpa's birthdays... so, sorry for the delay.
Over the past two weeks, I have made a selection of location photography for season 2 episode Harem, starring Ricky Nelson as pied-piper Billy Jeffers who leads young runaway girl to end up as his hookers. The locations page was just extended by some very nice shots covering most of this episode's filming locations, including the exact spots at Ghirardelli Square, Baker Beach, and Jeffer's house. I am still trying to capture good matches for the Union Square scene with Mike and Sarah Holt, and for the opening view of Mission Street by night. Now that the Downtown Airline Terminal is gone, I will check and see if there's anything to be done about this location as well. Until then, please enjoy the pictures added. :)
The screencaps for One Chance to Live have been added to the episodes' page. Mike and Steve are set on the murder of a pawnbroker when they are responding to a nightly emergency call. A woman has called police as she was harassed and even threatened by a stranger who obviously tried to run her over with his car. Our two cops take the lady home, with Mike being pretty convinced that Martha Howard is just a lonely maiden woman seeking for some attention, whereas Steve takes it far more seriously. While checking a lead on their murder case the next day, police receives another call from Ms. Howard which Steve responds to. To all his surprise, Martha Howard recorded a threatening call she had received just an hour ago, proving her earlier calls were not just the fantasy of a lonely old maid. During their investigation on the case, Mike and Steve have to clear up several secrets and mysteries, and Ms. Howard's discretion almost puts her life at risk. Furthermore, the suspect turns out to be quite tricky in accusing Steve of police brutality.
There are numerous locations for this episode. Martha Howard is pursued by Bobby Nelson in North Beach at night, whereas her apartment is located in the Pacific Heights district. She wants to pick up her love affair at San Francisco's Interational Airport Pier F, and has lunch with Brian Downing at Alta Mira Restaurant in Sausalito. Steve sleuths a hint in the pawnbroker murder case on Nob Hill before he gives Mike a call using a telephone booth at the northeastern corner of the California and Mason Streets intersection. Bobby Nelson's apartment is located in North Beach again, and so is the restaurant where Mrs. Downing meets Ms. Hanson in order to clear up things. We are also taken to City Hall and the Golden Gate Park. Last but not least, Bobby Nelson seeks a group of young guys hanging around in front of a coffee house on Broadway in order to provoke the brawl which gets him the wounds he "needs" for his accusations of police violence.
The locations page was just supplemented by a couple of original filming location photography for first season's episode Bitter Wine, starring Paul Michael Glaser as former St. Quentin inmate Jason Kampacalas. While this episode offers a comparably short list of filming locations, I guess the ones shown are quite interesting.
I also added two more actual location photos for Betrayed, starring Martin Sheen as stock-exchange broker Dean Knox. These include the house of his girl friend in Cow Hollow as well as the location of another suspect's apartment on Potrero Hill.