In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, Gloria Para of San Francisco, looks at a replica of the Maltese Falcon at John's Grill in San Francisco. San Francisco has a long history a

 

              In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, Gloria Para of San Francisco, looks at a replica of the Maltese Falcon at John
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, Gloria Para of San Francisco, looks at a replica of the Maltese Falcon at John's Grill in San Francisco. San Francisco has a long history as a favorite site for filmmakers and the movie buffs who want to see the spots where their favorite scenes took place, from Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge where Jimmy Stewart saved Kim Novak in "Vertigo" to the steps of City Hall, where Sean Penn gave an impassioned speech in "Milk," to Alcatraz, stage for Clint Eastwood and many others. One of the city's oldest restaurants, the grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammett's “The Maltese Falcon.” The interior looks just as you would picture it from the book, filled with original period furnishings. The walls are covered with photos of famous customers and the second floor has a replica of the falcon, along with movie stills and foreign translations of the novel. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)