Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Made It to Groundhog Day in Woodstock, Illinois-- Part 3: On to the Library

FEBRUARY 2, THURSDAY

After finishing the meal, I drove over to the library where they had a room set up with all sorts of scrapbooks and collections of items dealing with the making of the movie.  This was the first time I had done this over a Groundhog Days Festival.

They had location shots used for sites in the film, including an area where they were originally thinking about having Gobler's Knob, before deciding to have it in the square. I looked through a lot of scrap books and found that they even had menus with prices made up for the Tip Top cafe.

A woman there talked with me.  She was part owner of the building where the Tip-Top Cafe was in the film.  She also owned the building next door which was an embroidery shop.  She said that one day Bill Murray came in and ordered two really large throws which her shop made.

--RoadDog

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