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04: BARLOW & STRAKER FINE ANTIQUES


04.01: INTERNAL
Location: Sound Stage 12, Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Location Visit: 16/05/2015
Datum Point: 34.148759, -118.339904
Notes: No 'NOW' images possible.

Scene 005: DAY
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Notes: Richard K. Straker (James Mason) in the shop.

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Notes: Larry Crockett (Fred Willard) arrives in the shop.

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Notes: The image that gives away that this is a studio shot. Look at the ceiling...

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Notes: Ben Mears (David Soul) meets Straker in the shop.

04.02: EXTERNAL
Location: 207 Francis Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
Location Visit: 28/05/2015
Datum Point: 40.575183, -124.265786
Notes: This building is home to the FERNDALE ENTERPRISE newspaper. 

Scene 006: DAY
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Notes: Wrong side of the road for a good match.

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Notes: 36 years later...

Scene 007: DAY
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Notes: The windows are now double glazed but still sash-type and in original framework.

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Notes: The actual space. Somewhere on this wall there are two holes for nails that held up the sign. I wonder where that is now? Do you know?

Scene 031: NIGHT
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Notes: This is actually #219 Francis Street. #207 is adjacent to it to the left in these images. That shadow to the left of the left hand door matches for me.

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Notes: Definitely the same property (it is well-known), but the stairs have been reduced from seven to five, and are narrower. They must have been rebuilt in the intervening years, but why? Age or quake?

Scene 066: DAY
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Notes: Confirmation of the real door number to left of James Mason (Straker).

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Notes: Paint job, different numbers, some different fittings and the higher balustrade, but same place.

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Notes: Paintwork, fittings, flags and balustrade height. Otherwise the same.

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Notes: Definitely seven stairs, that run from front flower bed back to the front of the building in width. The top of the balustrade is roughly in line with the window sill of the front bay window.

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Notes: Definitely five stairs, that only run from front flower bed to about two-thirds of their previous width. The top of the balustrade is now higher than the window sill of the front bay window. Has seismic activity caused this building to sink?

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Notes: The building today, resplendent in its Ferndale Enterprise finery.

04.03: INTERNAL (LOOKING OUT)
Location: 207 Francis Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
Location Visit: 28/05/2015
Datum Point: 40.575183, -124.265786

Scene 007: DAY
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Notes: New windows, new curtains, new paint jobs all round. Same place!

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Notes: And again.