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Before this website, there was Marilyn Blaisdell.  She not only worked in the Cliff House gift shop in the 1980's, but also managed to assemble an amazing collection of Cliff House photographs.  She also published several books on the Cliff House and surroundings (shown below).  I had the pleasure of meeting Marilyn in 2004, at the Cliff House naturally.  She was very generous and helped me on more than one occasion.  The below photos, courtesy of her son Rich, show Marilyn in front of the gift shop.


Marilyn Blaisdell standing outside Cliff House gift shop


Marilyn Blaisdell inside Cliff House gift shop


Cliff House gift shop exterior


Cliff House gift shop, from Sutro Heights


"San Francisciana - Photographs of the Cliff House"
by Marilyn Blaisdell