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San Francisco


The MGM historical "spectacular" San Francisco was allegedly based on a three-sentence synopsis, submitted verbally to producer B.F. Zeidman by studio troubleshooter [[Performer~P33186~Bob Hopkins~bobhopkins]]. The story begins on the Barbary Coast on New Year's Eve, 1906, as rakish but likeable political boss Blackie Norton ([[Performer~P10097~Clark Gable~clarkgable]]) hires demure young singer Mary Blake ([[Performer~P44152~Jeanette MacDonald~jeanettemacdonald]]) to perform at his rowdy Paradise...more