Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Public Enemies" films again tonight in Chicago, and news on Oshkosh, Little Bohemia and Beaver Dam

Johnny Depp's "Public Enemies" is once again slated to film tonight and into the early morning in Chicago. The film's being directed by Michael Mann.

Crews in Oshkosh are busy making that town resemble Sioux Falls in 1934. They've just taken down the spire from the outdoor sundial. Go
here for new pictures.

Rod's blog has a great report from Ty about his secret, undercover sleuthing and general noseying around up there in Little Bohemia. Little Bo is where the FBI thought they had public enemies John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and their "gang" cornered in a shoot up that took place back in April of 1934. The infamous FBI raid was led by "G-man" Melvin Purvis. Sad situation up there in Little Bo for folks NOT on the "most wanted" list. Be sure to look at Ty's picture album while you are there.

I highly recommend that everyone who's following this movie filming read or at least peruse the book that it's based on. "Public Enemies, America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933 - 34" by Bryan Burrough. Lots of good stuff there and it will make it a heck of a lot more fun following the movie.

According to today's Chicago Tribune, Dillinger's "Still wanted after all these years" and their great article with pictures, side stories, maps, etc is just a click away from here.

Lastly it seems the dates for filming at the Rogers Hotel in Beaver Dam are being narrowed down somewhat.

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