Boccardo John / Sally Stanford’s Valhalla Inn

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Before it became Boccardo John, Sally Stanford’s Valhalla Inn was made famous by an appearance in Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai. It’s said that Sally Stanford is seen outside of her former inn, as well as several other women (dressed out of date).

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

201 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
United States

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37.8490856, -122.48011639999999
Marin County, California
Nearest Towns:
Sausalito, CA (0.7 mi.)
Belvedere, CA (1.8 mi.)
Marin City, CA (2.1 mi.)
Tiburon, CA (2.1 mi.)
Strawberry, CA (3.7 mi.)
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA (3.7 mi.)
Tamalpais Valley, CA (4.2 mi.)
Alto, CA (4.6 mi.)
Mill Valley, CA (5.3 mi.)
Muir Beach, CA (5.6 mi.)


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