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The Standing Dead

Gundi and I agree to start our ghost walk on Market Street, once the city's central nightlife artery, now the city's premier theater graveyard. For those of us who still mourn the glorious old Fox, a bittersweet tour through the remaining vintage movie theaters of San Francisco. Sam Harnett and Gundi Vigfusson document what's left, including the Sun Sing, the Chinatown theater used as a location in the Orson Welles noir classic The Lady From Shanghai that's become an indoor bazaar for Chinese merchants. Adaptive re-use! Lovely, elegiac images, both vintage and new, including the New Mission Theater. Good stuff. [The Bold Italic]