San Francisco has a legacy of memorable neon signs. Now you can see and hear about many of them in a free event on December 10 from 2-4:30 pm at the SF Public Library with San Francisco Neon authors Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan plus Avery Trufelman of 99 Percent Invisible. The event, San Francisco Neon City: An Evolving Landscape, features a screening at 3:05pm of the vintage noir film “Lady from Shanghai” featuring neon-soaked streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Having perused their book and spoken to Al and Randall Ann about their passion for neon, this is an event that neon aficionados’ won’t want to miss. While there are multiple books on New York City’s neon legacy, to my knowledge this is the first major work devoted to San Francisco neon.
Attendees will receive a copy of the 40-page Neon Icons exhibit catalog while supplies last
Having worked to restore several historic neon signs in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, I know how popular they are. Nothing brings you back to the noir days of the past like a restored historic neon sign.
For full event details and to register (the event is free but registration ensures you a seat), click here.
Randy Shaw is author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San FranciscoFiled under: San Francisco News