August 12 - Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in one of the Star Wars films. I don't think it was the 1977 original because she wore the earmuff hairstyle in that one.
August 26 - Audrey Hepburn as Princess Anne in Roman Holiday.
August 19 gave me pause. I don't recall Laurence Olivier's dimple being so pronounced. I thought it Olivier at first but then thought it was Kirk Douglas from The Vikings. I quickly went back to my initial guess - Laurence Olivier in Hamlet who is a Danish prince for those not familiar with the film or Shakespeare's play. Kirk Douglas' character in The Vikings was a prince too.
So the photos represent two princesses and a prince. I'm not sure about the reference but I assume it is honoring Prince George of Cambridge (born July 22, 2013), third in line for the British throne.
I noted that Star Wars was directed by George Lucas and Roman Holiday by William Wyler. I tired in vain to find a Catherine associated with Olivier's Hamlet but could not. Beside, I think the photo of Fisher is from The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi, neither of which were directed by Lucas.
I also noted that all three lived in London for a period of their lives. Carrie Fisher studied drama in London. Hepburn held British citizenship through her father and I always detected a slight English accent to her natural speech.
However, I am still not quite sure regarding the San Francisco (or August) reference or tie-in. Perhaps it is simply celebrating the birth of the future British Monarch, but it feels like I am missing something.
By the way, the Castro is not closed on August 26. The program for August 26 is still to be announced.
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