Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Hurray for Hollywood
Historic Cannery Row
Actor Ben Lyon is seen photographing the cameraman on a barge off Cannery Row during the 1933 filming of I Cover the Waterfront, United Artists’ romantic thriller (middle). Monterey shark fisherman Luis Perez, a technical advisor, is seen with his hands in his pockets. The film costarred Claudette Colbert in the story of a reporter investigating the smuggling of Chinese immigrants in the bellies of basking sharks.
Director Fritz Lang’s 1952 film noir classic, Clash by Night (bottom), introduced a then-unknown Marilyn Monroe as a cannery worker on the Row. This film provided a feature role and marked the beginning of a Hollywood career for this dazzling star.
Location. 36° 36.809′ N, 121° 53.88′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Cannery Row. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Canning Processes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Ricketts (about 400 feet away); Monterey’s First Fishermen (about 600 feet away); The California Riviera (about 700 feet away); McAbee Beach (about 800 feet away); Building Cannery Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cannery Row Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Working Women (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
Also see . . .
1. I Cover the Waterfront - New York Times Review. This melodrama is laid on San Diego's waterfront. Kirk is a kindly father, but he thinks nothing of dropping a bound and gagged Chinese overboard when a Coast Guard cutter pursues his fishing craft. (Submitted on May 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Clash by Night - Noir of the Week. Mae (Barbara Stanwyck), a woman who’s been knocked around by life, returns to her hometown and settles down with Jerry (Paul Douglas), a nice, stable working man even as she finds herself sinking into a violent affair with Jerry’s best friend, Earl... (Submitted on May 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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