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Thursday, April 11, 2013


Our community has been successful in getting production companies to film TV shows and movies here.  Clint Eastwood was in town late last year to film parts of "Trouble with the Curve."

The production companies seem to like the historic ball field - which is nice since we can't seem to sustain a baseball team.
Luther Williams Field
Clint was in town for several days.  I'm not sure about Amy Adams or Justin Timberlake.

Last night the movie "42" premiered in Macon.  Some of it was shot here.  The story is about Jackie Robinson's integration of baseball in 1947.  The movie company used the ball field, a city block and a couple of homes.

Chadwick Boseman was here.
Harrison Ford was here.
So was Christopher Meloni - Sawyer's "Law & Order: SVU" favorite.
Overnight Third Street became a late 1940's Brooklyn, NY set.
See the green screen behind the lady?
The production crew had to post someone to watch the display.
The vegetables were real and obviously too good for some spectators to pass up.

News Stand
Small's Department Store is really the Greek Corner Deli.  Best gyros in town.
The existing businesses  stayed open most of the time closing only during the actual filming.

This is a pizza place..

Sandwich shop.

lighting crew
They used this house in the movie.  It's been for sale for a while.  The hardwood floors on the first floor were warped.  The production company paid to use the house and to to have the entire floor replaced.  What a deal!
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  1. That is so cool! I am impressed. If we had a movie shot around here, it would be quite a big deal!

  2. I think you should have taken the pack down and maybe they would have been used as extras:)

  3. SO COOL! I'm looking forward to seeing this film. Now, I'm looking forward to it even more! I love the Greyhound Bus Line. Have you seen the newest Greyhound buses? Deluxe!

  4. How exciting, it must have been interesting when the film crews were there and some of the buildings were used.
    There are lots of old steam trains here in Yorkshire and the villages are regularly used as film and tv sets.
    Lynne x

  5. Was this in Macon, Georgia? I don't know any other Macons. I think I remember the ball field being called Luther Williams Field. I went to college in Macon, Ga.

    1. Yes, it is Macon, Georgia. Where did you go to college - Mercer, Wesleyan, Tift?