Tuesday, April 7, 2009

George Clooney Drew a Gaggle in Lafayette Square Last Weekend

Posted By on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 12:11 PM

click to enlarge Clooney on Whittemore Place during rehearsal - SANDY HERDE
  • Sandy Herde
  • Clooney on Whittemore Place during rehearsal
George didn't show at Busch Stadium for Opening Day. Perhaps too pooped from a midnight shoot in Lafayette Square over the weekend?

A house on Whittemore Place in the swishy near-downtown neighborhood was the scene of some Up in the Air shooting Friday night. Late, I'm told -- like after midnight.

Resident and photographer Sandy Herde was there taking her own shots. (See one to the right and more after the jump.) Here's her rundown of the events:

Winter scene in Chicago. George drives up, gets out of the car, rings the door bell, then talks to the lead female character (Vera Farmiga) in the front hall. They [the film crew] covered several yards to each side of the house with fake snow. Just before shooting they covered the street with actual chipped ice.
Apparently the Lafayette Square homeowners got a knock on their doors one day a few months ago and were asked by some scouts if they'd be willing to have their house in the movie.

click to enlarge Clooney's midnight shoot in the Lafayette Square neighborhood - SANDY HERDE
  • Sandy Herde
  • Clooney's midnight shoot in the Lafayette Square neighborhood
 

click to enlarge The ladies of Lafayette Square appear en masse for Clooney - SANDY HERDE
  • Sandy Herde
  • The ladies of Lafayette Square appear en masse for Clooney


And, no, I am most certainly *not* stalking Georgie Boy. This time, I was nowhere near the vicinity.

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