Exclusive: Public Enemies set photos (updated)

As many of my fellow Chicagoans are aware, Michael Mann’s John Dillinger pic Public Enemies (starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale) has been filming in the city and some nearby towns for the past couple of months. Recently, work as begun on dressing up the Biograph Theater and the surrounding buildings to look as they did (or close enough to how they did) on July 22, 1934, the day he was shot and killed as he came out of a screening of Manhattan Melodrama, a gangster pic starring Clark Gable, William Powell, and Myrna Loy.

I paid a visit to the neighborhood and snapped these photos of the Biograph (over at my Flickr page). If you’re interested in John Dillinger, the film, or even just old signs, you might enjoy them. Note: There are no cast members in these photos, as filming on the scenes in the movie will take place on Tuesday through Thursday (and possibly Friday) this week; these are literally photos of the set.

Update (5/30): I’ve created a Flickr group called “Public Enemies” for set photos from the film. Hopefully more will be added soon from the Wisconsin and Indiana shoots — including some with, you know, actual actors! Please feel free to join and add your own if you have any photos!

Related posts: Two more for Dillinger’s gang in Public Enemies

Posted on May 25, 2008 at 13:42 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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