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Vintage San Francisco Peter Beren

Vintage San Francisco

Peter Beren

Published September 1st 2003
ISBN : 9780941807319
Hardcover
160 pages
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Here is a unique portrait of Americas favorite city. From the devestation of the Great Quake of 1906 to the spanning of the Golden Gate and the magnificent Panama Pacific Exposition, the classic images of the City by the Bay (visited by more than 14MoreHere is a unique portrait of Americas favorite city. From the devestation of the Great Quake of 1906 to the spanning of the Golden Gate and the magnificent Panama Pacific Exposition, the classic images of the City by the Bay (visited by more than 14 million people each year) have become part of the American psyche through literature, film, and song. Chronicled in dramatic black and white photographs, taken by three generations of gifted San Francisco photographers from Moulin Studios, this indelible portrait of the cool, gray, city of love, comes alive in history, legend, and lore. Here are the streets where Sam Spade south the Maltese Falcon, where Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman lunched at Johns Grill, and where William Saroyan spent his days at the public library waiting for his big break. San Francisco more than lives up to its reputation as one of Americas finest and most mythic cities, and never is its mark on the American soul more apparent than in this beautifully printed book. Quotations will be included from such San Francisco writers as: Jack London, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, William Saroyan, Rudyard Kipling, and Dashiell Hammett.