Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco – 1956

Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco - 1956
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Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco, produced in 1956, is a guided tour of mid-1950s San Francisco through the eyes of an authentic Brooklynite.

Narrated by Phil Foster, best know for playing Laverne’s father Frank DeFazio on 1970s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, wisecracks and a classic drawl counterpoint panoramas of the Golden Gate City’s beautiful landscape.

San Francisco’s steep inclines, not found in , are roundly derided, while Alcatraz is an impressive penitentiary with “a lifetime guarantee.”

A catalog of memorable San Francisco establishments skim by, The Cow Palace, Leopard ,  Sea Horse Restaurant, Sea Cow , Old Poodle Dog, The Black Cat, The Flying Chicken, Blue Fox , and the Fly Trap Restaurant.

Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco - 1956
Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco – 1956

Or, in this case, push a cable car to get its momentum going, slide down Street, then off and take trip through lively , where the telephone operators have their work cut out for them.

There’s Lombard Street, almost as crooked as Wall Street, Knob Hill, Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Wharf with freshly steamed Dungeness crab, Bimbo’s, and seedy nightclubs with the hard sell in North .

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