If you happen to be visiting San Francisco and come across NB shooting on location, the next three e-mails provide examples of what to do. BE PERSISTENT and BE PATIENT! There's a lot of waiting and often no clear view of the stars. Keep in mind that doubles are often used, and the Don may not be there, but when he is - BRING A CAMERA. Gordon Hom
hi....last week I was in San Francisco visiting my aunt. We found out that the studio is on Treasure Island and we went and found it. It was sooo cool. Some guy that worked there told us
where they would taping that night. We went. It was in Japan Town. A cop told us Don wouldn't be there but we stayed anyway. We saw his double and got to touch the 'Cuda. When a car pulled up we didn't pay much attention. When Don got out, we did. He was only there for a short while and they had turned it in to a Lumberjack/Canadian theme. It was fun! When Don left, he walked right past me, no more than three feet away....This was on Wed, Feb 26, 1997. The only minorly bad thing was that Cheech was not there. Oh
well. Next time!
Saw your pics of scenes of NB's version of San Francisco. Friday's was yet another tour of fantasy. Nash and Joe enter the ANA Hotel to follow the 'Chicago cop' only to take an escalator down through the Embarcadaro Center. I immediately recognized the 4EC as I was there on my last visit....
I visit the City each year....By chance I stumbled across the shoot for the
first season's Episode 4 and watched the jump from the Fairmont Hotel. It
was waiting to see the scene premiere that got me hooked on the series.
-- A Toronto NB Fan
We were in S.F. on Feb 23, 1997 when we saw a huge commotion at the end of the Embarcadero, near Hyde & Jefferson. Lots of fancy trailers and police stopping traffic. When I asked questions, I was told that DJ was filming on a boat at the pier. I didn't see him myself, but other folks I spoke with did. Saw Evan sitting behind a trailer relaxing....I was told he was really nice. My hubby and sons didn't have the patience to wait so I could see him.
The next two e-mails are from people who live in Bay Area and come into contact with the NB production. Gordon Hom
...I would like to have his car. Being that I stood about three feet from, staring at the key in the ignition. They film alot in San Francisco, but they do alot more filming in Oakland than people know about. Boomer, the key grip, told me that it is to hard to film in San Francisco. Not enough room for the trucks, equipment, and tourists....they film alot in the Old Oakland City Center Area.
They filmed in a basement in the building I worked in. They filmed the episode with the guy who thought he was Elvis. The film shot of the sidewalk with the glass plating is on
Broadway and 9th street in Oakland. This is where I go to meet the crew and
cast because I had the keys to the basement....
-- An AOL User
My name is Christopher Smith. I'm a performer/staff member with Dayuma, a
touring dance theatre production.
On March 13,1997, several members of our cast were outside our venue, the
Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, when the Director selected several of
our dancers and actors as extras for a Nash Bridges shoot. In the upcoming
episode, called "Moving Targets", bystanders watch as a Lincoln Continental
explodes and burns. Nash walks around a police car and under the yellow
police tape surrounding the crime scene while speaking to another officer.
-- Christopher Smith