Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Release date:1973

Location(s):
  • Marina

Description:

Directed by Hall Bartlett; Paramount; fantasy about a seagull who aims to fly faster than his peers and arrives at a perfect world; filmed in and around the Monterey Regional Waste Management District's Marina landfill (what used to be called a dump); the district was formerly known as the Monterey Peninsula Garbage and Refuse Disposal District and its letterhead carries the slogan, "Home of Jonathan Livingston Seagull," because so much of the movie was filmed at the district's landfill; Oscar nominee for cinematography.

Sleeper

Release date:1973

Location(s):
  • Carmel Valley

Description:

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton; directed by Allen; United Artists; comedy about a health food store owner who is frozen and wakes up 200 years later; scenes filmed at Rancho San Carlos in Carmel Valley; Bob Swanson was an extra in the film.

Chandler

Release date:1972

Location(s):
  • Carmel Valley
  • Pebble Beach

Description:

Leslie Caron and Warren Oates; directed by Paul Magwood; MGM; detective story; scenes filmed at Rancho San Carlos in Carmel Valley, Highlands Inn and Pebble Beach.

The Candidate

Release date:1972

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Robert Redford, Peter Boyle and Melvyn Douglas; directed by Michael Ritchie; drama about politics; Oscar winner for screenplay; scenes filmed at the Monterey marina.

Thumb Tripping

Release date:1972

Location(s):
  • Carmel

Description:

Michael Burns, Meg Foster, Marianna Hill, Bruce Dern and Joyce Van Patten; directed by Quentin Masters; Avco; story in the "Easy Rider" tradition about the hippie era in which Burns and Miss Foster are hitchhikers traveling together and sharing experiences; scenes filmed in Carmel, including inside the Mediterranean Market and Harrison Memorial Library (turned into the city jail); Hugh Bayless, retired Carmel city administrator was an extra.

Celebration at Big Sur

Release date:1971

Location(s):
  • Esalen

Description:

Johanna Demetrakas, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, John Sebastian, Mimi Farina and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; directed by Baird Bryant; 20th Century-Fox; rock documentary; scenes filmed at Esalen, just south of Big Sur.

Play Misty for Me

Release date:1971

Location(s):
  • Monterey
  • Big Sur
  • Carmel

Description:

Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter and Donna Mills; directed by Eastwood; Universal; thriller about a radio disc jockey who is pestered by a woman who becomes homicidally jealous; scenes filmed in Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey.

Changes

Release date:1969

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos
  • Carmel

Description:

Kent Lane, Michele Carey, Manuela Theiss and Marcia Strassman; written, produced and directed by Hal Bartlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Bartlett who grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and moved away to become a Hollywood filmmaker; story about a young Hollywood actor (played by Lane) who doesn't fit in either the older generation or the younger, hip generation, so he drops out of college and travels; scenes filmed at Point Lobos and Carmel; with Bartlett during the filming was his wife, actress Rhonda Fleming.

Monterey Pop

Release date:1969

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Documentary about the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane and Ravi Shankar; directed by James Desmond and D.A. Pennebaker.

The Big Bounce

Release date:1969

Location(s):
  • Monterey
  • Point Lobos

Description:

Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, James Daly, Robert Webber, Lee Grant and Van Heflin; directed by Alex March; Warner Bros.; drama about an ex-GI with a criminal record who gets into trouble; filmmakers, including stars of the movie, were in town for about a month from mid-July to mid-August of 1968; scenes filmed at Point Lobos, Colton Hall, Monterey Boat Works and elsewhere around the Peninsula.