The Harbour View Hotel
The Harbour View Hotel today. There is some construction going on at the park across the road and on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but the surrounding area is otherwise almost identical to how it appeared in the movie.
The Harbour View Hotel, with extra patriotic decorations for Australia Day. It's not quite as flashy as it appeared in the movie - a number of elements, such as the illuminated sign and the blue exterior walls, were temporarily added for the production.
I don't recommend that you attempt Angus' lying-in-the-middle-of-the-road stunt, but you might hire a taxi to pull up here, and pretend you're off for a holiday in Queensland ...
The Tightrope Sequence
The view up Young Street. Angus can be seen running down here and joining the crowd as soon as he hears that the media has picked up the story of Jackie's tightrope walk.
The left hand building.
The right hand building, which was demolished in 2019.
Another view of the area where the media (and Angus) congregated as they watched Jackie on the tightrope.
The two buildings as seen from across the street, prior to the demolition of the right hand building in 2019.
The alleyway itself. It's hard to give an impression of how high up Jackie was - it looks much higher (and scarier) than it was in the movie. The road itself is also a lot steeper. The building in the background was also demolished in 2019, forever altering the appearance of Loftus Lane.
Looking down towards Loftus Lane in early 2020, after the demolition of all but one of the buildings seen in the tightrope sequence.
The Police Station
The Police Station. As you can see, it looks quite different to when it appeared in the film, having been restored to its original Colonial appearance.
Can you imagine Terry Lambert's car parked here?
The door of the Police Station - one thing that looks exactly the same as it did when Starstruck was filmed.
The Sydney Opera House
Naturally we all know what the Sydney Opera House looks like, but here it is from a less common angle (the Eastern side).
The very steps that Jackie and the Wombats climbed to sneak into the Wow! Show New Years Eve Concert.
The Opening Sequence
The phone box that Angus uses at the beginning of the film would have been somewhere on the other side of the road, in the grounds of Fort Street School.
A very familiar piece of road if you've seen the opening scene of 'Starstruck' ...
The road as seen from the nearby S.H. Ervin Gallery.
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