On July 22, 1934 John Dillinger a notorious American gangster was shot outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. The movie that was playing was "Manhattan Melodrama", starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and Willima Powell. When the movie was over Dillinger was shot by G-men on the street outside. Legend has it that a woman dressed in red, set him up and the G-men could identify him easily by looking for her. Dillinger spotted the G-men across the street and ran for an alley, where he was fatally shot.
The Biograph theater still exists. The film company making the 2009 Movie "Public Enemies" worked on location to make the actual theater and adjoining stores look like they did in 1934.
The background picture I used was one of the shots a photographer, Dan K, took of the set. (179 days ago)