Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Sting (1973)

dir. George Roy Hill

Many thanks to Matt Hormann of Hometown Pasadena for pointing out the Pasadena locations.

Joliet, Illinois – W. Union Street between N. Fair Oaks and De Lacey Avenues, Pasadena, California

Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) and Luther Coleman (Robert Earl Jones) swindle the mob courier – Smith Alley looking toward W. Union Street, Pasadena, California. The second picture shows Smith Alley looking toward Hugus Alley.

Doyle Lonnegan’s (Robert Shaw) casino interior – Castle Green Apartments, 99 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California

Hooker running from his nemesis, detective Snyder (Charles Durning) - W. Union Street between N. Fair Oaks and De Lacey Avenues, Pasadena, California

Henry Gondorff’s (Paul Newman) carousel – Santa Monica Pier Carousel, Santa Monica, California. The Chicago skyline was added with matte painting.

Lonnegan leaving New York – Union Station, 225 S. Canal Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Lonnegan arriving in Chicago – LaSalle Street Station, 414 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois. The old station, also seen in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, is no longer there, replaced by a modern building in the 1980s.

Lonnegan’s Chicago hotel interior – Castle Green Apartments, 99 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California.

Hooker’s hotel and the street – this was filmed on a studio backlot. They reused the "el" set built for another movie, Norman Jewison’s Gaily Gaily.
 

The Western Union office - 118 Winston Street, Los Angeles, California.

Agent Polk’s (Dana Elcar) headquarters – Old Koppel Plant, Long Beach Harbor, Long Beach, California.

Hooker leaving Loretta’s apartment in the morning – Hugus Alley looking toward Miller Alley, Pasadena, California

A strange gunman saves Hooker’s life - Hugus Alley looking toward Smith Alley, Pasadena, California.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you very much! Impressive. Great to see where one of my favorite movies was filmed.

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  2. I enjoy these 'tours' as much as I liked the film.

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