Tony, Roger, those captures are wonderful!
Most of those locations are now gone or greatly altered, as the webmaster remarks. Whenever taking the ferry over to Sausalito, I always look for the skeleton of the old jetty to starboard. Haven't been on that trip for a while. I wonder if it is still there.
In a few stills, Rita Hayworth does not look at her best, reminding me that one of Harry Cohn's gripes about the production was that it went over budget. He blamed Welles, but, as I understand it, Miss Hayworth was off sick on a number of days, which lengthened the shoot.
I should say that, though he may not have known it at the time, Rita Hayworth was the romantic love of his life. THE LADY FROM SHANGAI is his elegy for that love.
"I'll spend the rest of my life trying to forget her; maybe I'll die trying."
When you quote that line, Roger, looking at "The End," I am reminded of a CASABLANCA theme in THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, which I don't often recognize. Thank you for that.