The Lady from Shanghai Film Locations!

29 Aug

— David DeWitt


Posted in Films, Zaca


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    August 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    This is Flynnomenal, David! Muchas Gracias!!

    Here’s a photo of the Zaca being built at Nunes Brothers in Whaler’s Cove
    (Filming Location No. 8 in your post above)…


  2. Gentleman Tim

    August 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    And a Sally Standford “Walhalla” connection, too!

    I’m sure it was Valhalla for all the lucky ladies Errol met there!!

    From Sally’s memoir:

    “Stanford started out as a madam in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, but later moved into a mansion on Nob Hill, next door to the city’s elite, where she ran the classiest house in town. Stanford eloquently defended the morality of her profession: “There’s a book that says we’re all sinners and I at least chose a sin that’s made quite a few people happier than they were before they met me, a sin that’s left me with very little time to consider other extremely popular moral misdemeanors, like usury, intolerance, bearing false tales, extortion, racial bigotry and the casting of that first stone. . . . ”

    Stanford’s house was patronized by the political and social cream of San Francisco society and by many Hollywood stars. She recalls that Humphrey Bogart was a drunken boor who badgered, belittled and insulted her girls. “We finally had to eighty-six him. No class.”

    But she remembers Errol Flynn as “sweet,” and a prodigious lover. “He was the only customer I ever had who tested all of the talent, including both shifts, twice. . . . ”


  3. David DeWitt

    August 30, 2017 at 1:30 am

    This is a fun site that I have visited many times. Great pic of the Zaca, Gent! And if those walls could talk at Walhalla!

  4. shangheinz

    September 11, 2017 at 10:06 am


    Thanks for this insightful internet site, Blogmaster Dave. None other than Wallace Beery chipped in and said the Zaca needed a stand-in for some scenes of TLFS. When Errol skipped filming skippering his yacht, another schooner called “White Cloud” was used in the shots.