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Vertigo Leap Point

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Fort Point
San Francisco, CA  
Website: Vertigo Leap Point

Fort Point, just beneath San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge (at the northwest edge of the city) was the spot where character Madeleine (Kim Novak) takes here suicidal leap into the San Francisco Bay.

About the Vertigo Leap Point (Fort Point just beneath Golden Gate Bridge) (where Kim Novak's character takes her suicidal leap): Fort Point San Francisco CA

Fort Point is located at the southern side of the Golden Gate at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. This fort was completed just before the American Civil War, to defend San Francisco Bay against hostile warships. The fort is now protected as Fort Point National Historic Site, a United States National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service as a unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

The most famous example of Fort Point in a film is Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller Vertigo, wherein Kim Novak's character Madeleine jumps into the San Francisco Bay in an apparent suicide attempt.

Fort Point is designated as California Historical Landmark #82, officially listed under the site's original name, Castillo De San Joaqu?n.

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For more information about this and other Classic Movie Travels, see the book Film + Travel North America, South America: Traveling the World Through Your Favorite Movies

Vertigo Leap Point: Fort Point, San Francisco, CA


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