We’re on a roll finding movies filmed in Frankford. Not only was “Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of Woman” filmed in Frankford, Ginger Rogers repeatedly reminds her man friend “You’re the main line and I’m Griscom Street.” From IMDB:
Ginger Rogers, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her.
Not only is she from Philly, SHE’S FROM GRISCOM STREET! Unlike Pride of the Marines, we don’t really get any great shots of Frankford save for her going in to her father’s house in one shot below:
I went through Google’s Street View of Griscom Street and can’t find the exact house, but up and down it there are quite a few houses that look similar, especially down around Church Street. So I dunno, I’m thinking it’s the real Griscom Street but you never know with those Hollywood types.
Update: Via our facebook feed, we got a comment from Heather that said:
It was between Sellers and Unity… my Gram lived at 4442 Griscom. They probably only used the last 2 numbers for the houses back then. My Mom said it was diagonal from her house next to St Marks church lot, behind Bill’s meat market. It would have be one of the houses by where Dan Stoneback lived. Across from Cotter Co where the train came through…
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I don’t think you would find the house used in Kitty Foyle because it was filmed on the studio’s backlots.
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