Summer of ’42 (1971) Filming Locations

Location #1: Dorothy’s house

Near the Coast of Mendocino, California, United States

Note from the Webmaster: It’s gone now.

Location #2: Hermie’s house

At Ukiah Street & Woodward Street, Mendocino, California, United States

Location #3: Market

45040 Main Street, Mendocino, California, United States

Location #4: Movie theater

At 10450 Lansing Street, Mendocino, California, United States

Location #5: Hermie and Oscy walk to the corner of..

Lansing Street & Ukiah Street, Mendocino, California, United States

7 thoughts on “Summer of ’42 (1971) Filming Locations

  1. Christine Cervantes

    Love this. My husband and I just watched Summer of 42 again. I told him it didn’t look like the east coast. I grew up on Cape Cod and Nantucket. I spent my adult years on the Sonoma and Mendocino coast. I told him it was Mendocino, that the surf was too rough for Nantucket and the big rocks gave it away. I win.

  2. aldri49

    Could tell from having lived on both coasts that this was filmed on the west coast, but not sure where. Oregon is a little more rugged than this.

  3. Sheldon F Miller

    It was the sunset that gave it away, The Sun does set over the over on the east coast, only on the West coast it sets in the ocean like it did at the end of the movie.

  4. Moat Dea

    Summer of ’42 – had the “romantic” roles been reversed, gender-wise, wouldn’t the theme be turned into a criminal one. Young teachers have been convicted & jailed for seducing 14-year-olds. Was it maybe the fact that it was made at the end of the 60’s, the “summer of love” & Woodstock, the “permissive” era?
    I still enjoy the movie, in spite of the fore mentioned. The theme song has always filled me with a vague, unfocused, haunting feeling of days passed, forever gone into the mists of personal memory

    1. Matt

      You’re right. It’s not we’re they think it is. I think was located on the stretch along heeser drive a bit north.

  5. Andrews

    Another thing in the movie that gives it away as not being East Coast is you can see mountains in the near distance in several shots. I used to work for a state legislator whose district included Mendocino. It wasn’t until the third or fourth visit that I learned Summer of ’42 was shot there. I just watched the movie again and everything is real familiar.


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