GATTACA, futuristic sci-fi thriller released in 1997 starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law. Several scenes were shot on location at the Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, Calfornia. Below are some "then and now" location shots.
Steve Douglas, saxophonist. He was a member of the legendary "Wrecking Crew", a group of L.A. studio musicians who performed on countless hit records in the sixties and seventies. A documentary about the group has just been released to theaters (see trailer). I photographed him in my studio in 1992 (above), a year before his untimely death. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Read his full bio here.
From my collection: an original Kodak "snapshot" taken with either the original Kodak camera (1888-1889) or the No. 1 Kodak (1889-1895). Both cameras used the same format.... 2.5 inch round albumen print mounted on 4.25 x 5.25 inch card. The "Kodak" and it's transparent roll film revolutionized photography for the masses. The round format made it unnecessary to hold the camera level as it was handheld and also masked the fact that the lens was not sharp to the edge.
The camera sold for $25 (expensive for the time) and was factory loaded with enough film for 100 images. After taking the photos the customer sent the camera back to Rochester, N.Y. where the film was developed, prints made and a fresh roll of film inserted. The customer paid $10, which prepaid the processing for the new roll of film.
Entrance to Sutro Heights park at Land's End, San Francisco, Ca.
The lion statues date to 1885 when Adolph Sutro opened his estate garden, a promontory overlooking the Cliff House and Seal Rocks, to the public. The lions flanked the ornate entry gate. Palm trees are a remnant of the once elaborate gardens.
Memorial and tributes at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, Marin County, California where Robin Williams would frequently perform on comedy night. Shot with low res cell phone.
Vess Cola ghost sign, Clement St., San Francisco, Ca. recently revealed after demolition of fire damaged building. The building that was demolished was built in the 1940's; sign probably dates to 1930's. Vess Cola has been around since 1916.
1934 Duesenberg J-370 Convertible, originally owned by Hollywood actress Mae West. Photographed at the 2013 Marin-Sonoma Concours d' Elegance, San Rafael, Ca.
1932 Packard 903 Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton, originally owned by Hollywood actress Jean Harlow. The car has been restored with two tone paint and white walls but it is the same car as seen in the b/w photos with Jean Harlow. Photographed at the 2013 Marin-Sonoma Concours d' Elegance, San Rafael, Ca.
Jean Harlow (1934) by George Hurrell
© Joseph Greco