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SAN PEDRO IN BOOKS & FILM

BOOKS ABOUT SAN PEDRO
Death Had a Yellow Thumb by Joan Del Monte (2005)
How Daddy Became a Beachcomber by Eli Hedley (1957)
San Pedro Bay (Postcard History Series) by Joe McKinzie (2005)
San Pedro (Postcard History Series) by Joe McKinzie (2007)

SAN PEDRO AUTHORS
Bukowski, Charles
Daos, James “Ants on the Rainbow”
Hedley, Bungy “View From the Top of the Mast” (2006)
Larson, Skoot “The Real Gone, Horn Gone Blues” (2007) & “The No News is BAD News Blues” (2007)
Rafkin, Andrew “Creating Madness”
Watson, Anne L. “Pacific Avenue ” (2008) & “Skeeter: a Cat Tale”
Worth, Jan

FILMS ABOUT SAN PEDRO
Building a Harbor at San Pedro, 1901
Terminal Island, 2004
Port Town, 2006

FILMS WITH SAN PEDRO LOCATIONS
The Capture of a Sea Elephant and Hunting Wild Game in the South Pacific Islands, 1914
The Most Dangerous Game, 1932
King Kong, 1933 (location/s: Cabrillo Beach)
Modern Times, 1936 (location/s: harbor)
Waterfront, 1939
Stage Door Canteen, 1943 (location/s: Fort MacArthur)
Port of Hell, 1954
Return to Treasure Island, 1954 (location/s: White Point, Royal Palms)
It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, 1963
Tora! Tora! Tora!, 1970 (location/s: Ft. MacArthur)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes, 1971
Chinatown, 1974 (location/s: Pt. Fermin Park)
King Kong, 1976
Midway, 1976 (location/s: Ft. MacArthur)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977 (location/s: Vincent Thomas Bridge- toll both)
Raging Bull, 1980
Swing Shift, 1984 (location/s: Fort MacArthur)
To Live and Die in L.A., 1985 (location/s: Vincent Thomas Bridge)
Dragnet, 1987 (location/s: Ft. MacArthur)
Some Kind of Wonderful, 1987 (location/s: San Pedro High School)
The Abyss, 1989
A Few Good Men, 1992 (location/s: Coast Guard base, Fort MacArthur, harbor)
A Walk in the Clouds, 1995
Heat, 1995
Freeway, 1996 (location/s: Pt. Fermin)
The Rock, 1996
The Usual Suspects, 1996 (location/s: Angels Gate, Municipal Building)
Face/Off, 1997
The Relic, 1997
Gods and Monsters, 1998 (location/s: Walker’s Cafe, White Point)
Lethal Weapon 4, 1998 (location/s: Vincent Thomas Bridge)
The Big Lebowski , 1998 (location/s: Sunken City)
The Thin Red Line, 1998
Fight Club, 1999
Bedazzled, 2000
Boys and Girls, 2000 (location: former Sacred Grounds coffee shop)
Charlie’s Angels, 2000 (location/s: L.A. Harbor)
Gone in 60 Seconds, 2000 (location/s: Vincent Thomas Bridge)
Ghost World, 2001 (location: former Sacred Grounds coffee shop, Mesa Ave., 6th Street)
Pearl Harbor, 2001 (location/s: 6th Street, Warner Grand, Fort MacArther Upper Res)
The Fast and the Furious, 2002
High Crimes, 2002
Hostage, 2002
A Man Apart, 2003
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004
The Fix, 2005
Lords of Dogtown, 2005
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen, 2005
Convincing Benny, 2006
Flags of Our Fathers, 2006 (location/s: S.S. Lane Victory)
Port Town, 2006
Black Dahlia Movie, 2007
From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks, 2007 (location/s: Warner Grand)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (location/s: Warner Grand)

TELEVISION
Barnaby Jones: The Deadly Prize, 1973
Rockford Files: The Family Hour, 1976 (location/s: John S. Gibson Jr. Park, Port, S.P. Municipal Building)
CHiPs, 1977
San Pedro Beach Bums, 1977
A-Team, 1983
Murder She Wrote: Mr. Penroy’s Vacation, 1984 (location/s: Pt. Fermin)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997-2003
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 2000
24 (Season 4), 2001 (location/s: Fort MacArthur)
Monk, 2002
The Partners, 2003
The O.C., 2003-2007
Numb3rs, 2005
Heroes, 2006 (location/s: Royal Palms)
Last Day of Summer, 2007 (location/s: Pt. Fermin Park)

One Response

  1. Just a few that were forgotten here that were filmed in San Pedro, specifically the area by Royal Palms, and the port:

    Dragnet (the movie)

    TV Shows:
    NUMB3RS
    CSI

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