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Rent ... in San Francisco?

In an exterior shot from the film version of Rent, opening November 23, San Francisco's rough but revitalizing SoMa neighborhood (at Sixth and Jesse streets) stands in for New York City's EastVillage. "Sixth Street is an intense area," says the film's star Anthony Rapp. "There was a woman with an iguana on a leash." But filmmakers had to rush to shoot the gritty street before gentrification set in. According to locations manager Jonathan Shedd, "We rearranged the city's construction schedule before they started making sidewalks bigger and planting trees." At least the hard work was rewarded--for cast members anyway. After performing take after take of the high-octane "La Vie Boheme" musical number, shot on a soundstage, producers gave away spa treatments at the luxe Nob Hill Spa (1075 California St., 415-345-2888)."We were pretty beaten up after dancing on tables for a week," says Rapp. "I needed a good deep massage, and it was wonderful."
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Title Annotation:ON LOCATION
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Nov 8, 2005
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