Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The movie that put Ishpeming on the map

UP plans events this summer to mark 50th anniversary of 'Anatomy of a Murder'

By John Monaghan • Free Press Special Writer • January 20, 2009

In the former banquet room of the Roosevelt Supper Club in the tiny Upper Peninsula town of Ishpeming, a white wall yellowed by age and varnish bears nearly 70 signatures in red and black paint. Jimmy Stewart, Duke Ellington and Lee Remick signed the wall. So did Otto Preminger, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Ben Gazzara and George C. Scott.

They arrived in the area around Ishpeming half a century ago to make "Anatomy of a Murder," and in many ways, they've never left.


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