Tuesday, July 22, 2008

John Dillinger killed 74 years ago today

Yup....74 years ago today, John Dillinger was shot to death outside of the Biograph theater in Chicago after watching "Manhattan Melodrama" starring Myrna Loy, William Powell and Clark Gable. He was betrayed by his lady friend at the time, the infamous woman in red.

The film based on Bryan Burrough's book Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp, as the doomed gangster John Dillinger, wrapped filming June 30 of this year and is scheduled for a July 01, 2009 release. Public Enemies is directed by Michael Mann for Universal and also stars Marion Cotillard as Evelyn Frechette and Christian Bale as FBI agent Melvin Purvis.
Author Ellen Poulsen has a nice write up about that night here:
Not sure who owns the rights to the photo above.

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