I was privileged to watch some of the filming of the new Johnny Depp movie, Public Enemies, from the set on Lincoln Avenue in front of the Biograph Theatre. What a treat to see the transformation of our familiar street into a re-creation of 1934. And what a reminder that our beautiful Lincoln Park was the site of the killing of a notorious bank robber, John Dillinger. Johnny Depp plays the criminal, and Christian Bale plays the FBI agent who doggedly pursued him.
And another side benefit of the preservation of the historic fronts of our community.