Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Movieland Mystery photo of Los Angeles City Hall

Los Angeles City Hall is in the background. Where was this shot and what’s the movie?

Dec. 20, 2011, Mystery Photo
Here’s another shot.  Please congratulate Greg Clancey for identifying the film.

Dec. 22, 2011, Mystery Photo
These are the opening shots of “Silver Streak,” which was in the theaters for Christmas 1976 – for those of you who recall the Bicentennial year.  Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Bartstar and Dewey Webb for identifying it.

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14 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Santos L Halper says:

    It has to be from the front of Union Station, looking SW, although redevelopment and redesign have changed things significantly since the 1970s when this was shot.

    As for the film… No clue!


  2. B.J. Merholz says:

    I don’t remember the shot, but could this be a production still on Chandler?


  3. Greg Clancey says:

    Silver Streak.


  4. Mary Mallory says:

    Is it the parking lot by Olvera Street, possibly from “The Exiles?”


  5. Sam Flowers says:

    Looks like from Olvera St.and the Plaza area, no clue to movie.


  6. duane says:

    I think it is taken from the parking lot of the Terminal Annex Post Office. No idea of the movie, though.


  7. dewey webb says:

    Zig Zag?


  8. Mary Mallory says:



  9. Bob Levinson says:

    How about “Union Station”?


  10. Bartstar says:

    Silver Streak? The 1976 movie with Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor and Jill Clayburgh, directed by Arthur Hiller


  11. dewey webb says:

    The Long Goodbye


  12. dewey webb says:

    Silver Streak


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