Yesterday, after I posted more hints about a local movie filmed in and around Frankford and Tacony, Shirley and her mother properly guessed it was Pride of the Marines. In the film, Al Schmid is a border in Tacony, dating Ruth Hartley, played by Eleanor Parker who lived at 1025 Filmore Street in Northwood. Remember this is her house here:
As soon as I was this scene, I stopped the movie and started hunting down that location. I was pretty sure it was in East Frankford around Darrah and Wakeling. But it took me a while before I found it; it ended up being 200 yards from my front door in Northwood. Check it out on Google Street View here. And I probably should have just kept watching the movie to save myself some effort, cause her exact address shows up in the movie when Al’s coming back to Philly and she gets a telegram from his friend:
I guess they didn’t have zip codes back then. But anyways, congrats, Shirley and your mom, if we ever start printing up tee shirts, we’ll be sure to give you one.