|Quoting contrails (Thread starter):|
Does anyone know if this segment was actually filmed at SFO? And how did the crew get permission to be out on the field, with Steve McQueen dodging PA 707's and PSA 727's taxing for takeoff? It's hard to believe that any airport would allow such a thing in 1968, and I'm sure they wouldn't allow it in this day and time.
|Quoting audidudi (Reply 2):|
The Clarion Hotel at the northbound Millbrae Ave. exit was definitely used in the film. I don't remember what it was called back then.
|Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 5):|
If I think about it long enough I'll remember it. That hotel was closed and boarded up for many years around 1976 until later being reopened.
|Quoting Jackbr (Reply 4):|
It's always seemed to be that the onboard segment was actually filmed inside a Pan Am 707 - it just looked and "felt" too real to be a mock up.
|Quoting warden145 (Reply 6):|
That hotel building doesn't seem to have much luck...it closed as a Clarion a year or so ago and has been partially torn down (I think it's being extensively remodeled). How long has the adjacent Westin been there? Seems to me that that hotel's been more successful, certainly as of late...
|Quoting United_fan (Reply 10):|
Figures,youtube just deleted my Bullitt @ SFO video I had up there for years.
|Quoting SFOA380 (Reply 11):|
The Clarion closed last year and will reopen as an Aloft this fall. The Westin opened in 1987 if memory serves correctly. Starwood owns and manages both hotels. There was a rumor that an Element will also be developed on this site. Element is to Westin as Aloft is to W Hotels--a scaled down, select service version. That Clarion has been an eyesore for 20+ years and the Aloft will be a welcome addition to the hotel scene at SFO.
|Quoting planejamie (Reply 15):|
On the part where he's walking down the Aisle, I've just notice there's CRT monitors above every seat - were these installed back then or are they just there for show?