The Lady from ShanghaiMy recent piece on the "Subterranean San Francisco" event with Domenic Stansberry, Peter Maravelis and Kelli Stanley over on The Huffington Post featured this photograph of the Li Po Lounge:
where the event took place.
Li Po was featured in another well-regarded noir outing: Orson Welles' 1947 The Lady from Shanghai, starring himself and his then wife Rita Hayworth.
Here's a screen capture from late in the movie when Welles runs past the bar:
And another as Hayworth follows him:
It's amazing how little the bar has changed. Same neon sign, same faux gold cave-like entrance.