It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!

No I didn’t actually get to see any actual celebrities while they were filming Superman here last month, but I did get some cool pics around town. They filmed the Daily Planet in my building on one of the floors above us (we think 67 because it was empty and you used to be able to go up there) and Samuel L. Jackson was spotted in the elevator. That’s about as close as I got to that.

Signs posted all through town as they were filming

Signs posted all through town as they were filming

One day we tried to go on a lunch excursion because we heard they were filming in Union Station a few blocks away. They had the set covered up so you couldn’t see, and the 75 year old security guy was not having my sweet advances on him to let us in for a peek. Lame.

The set at Union Station

The set at Union Station

We did get the dish from another door guy that they had already finished filming for the day and were scheduled to be at the Wit the next morning. We thought about WFW (Working from Wit) but decided our boss wouldn’t be too appreciative of that so we had to settle for some pics of props around town.

Metropolis Cab

Metropolis Cab

A whole fleet of cars

A whole fleet of cars!


Fans that must be for his cape

Serving the Smallville community since 1894

Serving the Smallville community since 1894

Celebrity Trailers

The celebrity trailers

However, one day after Crossfit, Michael and I were trying to leave and traffic was just awful. Cops were running around like crazy people putting up barricades in random street corners and blocking cars in. We finally realized what was going on a few seconds later when we heard a bunch of commotion coming down the street they had blocked off. They were filming a car chase! I begged Michael to follow them but he wasn’t having it. He was so frustrated from trying to get around the people and maneuver away from the cars that he just wanted to go home. Boring.

I will say though, I’m sure the luster of shooting movies here will fade because it really is a pain in the butt. They close streets and at random times of the day, making it hard to function. For now though I’ll enjoy it :)

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About Maxine

May 1, 2011 I started my adventure in Chicago by taking a new position. I spent the better part of the summer traveling to and from Chicago and learning the ways of the city. Uprooting my life and moving to Chicago from Texas is proving to be quite the feat, but I'm making it work. I've never lived anywhere else but Texas and I'm embarking on a drastic change in my life. Everyday this little Texan learns something new and I'd like to share my tales with you. Some stories are too good not to share :)
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