The late, great Carrie Fisher whom some of us remember as a terrific memoirist and Twitter wit who played Meg Ryan's best friend in When Harry Met Sally, and whom others of us only remember as Princess Leia had to take her leave with all the other greats who left us in 2016. Now tributes, most of them Star Wars-related, are appearing around SF, including one seen above at the traditional memorial corner of 18th and Castro. Apparently a light saber tribute is going up in the neighborhood as well.
San Franciscan Al Gerona told the station, "Well I mean she was part of my childhood... I went to see Star Wars back in 1977 and it's just a sad day."
On Sunday at 6:30 p.m., the Roxie Theater on 16th Street will be screening the film based on Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel Postcards From the Edge, starring Meryl Streep.
Berkeley Repertory Theater, where Fisher premiered her one-woman show Wishful Drinking in 2008 and then returned with it in 2009, posted a message to Facebook thanking Fisher for "bringing your wit, your strength, and your authenticity to audiences." In a statement, artistic director Tony Taccone wrote, "It's a great loss. Carrie was a comic genius in my opinion. I've never met anyone who could craft a better comic line than she could."
And if you haven't read this fine tribute to Fisher in later life by critic David Edelstein, you should.