Friday, July 18, 2008

Clint Eastwood locale moves to Royal Oak

FREE PRESS STAFF • July 18, 2008

Clint Eastwood has driven his filming for the movie “Gran Torino” — about a 1972 Ford Gran Torino that a Hmong teen tries to steal and a Korean War veteran’s efforts to reform the youth — to Royal Oak.

The film crew is shooting today and Saturday at Widgren’s Barbershop at 204 E. Eleven Mile near Washington Avenue, which has been renamed “Martin’s Barber Shop” for the movie. Work crews painted the new name on the shop window, but left in place the red, white and blue barber pole out front as well as photographs and antiques on inside walls.

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