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Vacation on Location, Midwest : Explore the Sites Where Your Favorite Movies Were Filmed (Paperback)
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If you’ve ever wanted to step into your favorite movie, Vacation on Location is the perfect guidebook for you. Celebrate Groundhog Day in Woodstock, Illinois, the very town where Bill Murray relives February 2 over and over in Groundhog Day; play catch on the same baseball diamond in Dyersville, Iowa, where Field of Dreams took place; or tour the prison in Mansfield, Ohio, where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. Yes, you can stroll across the actual Bridges of Madison County, have a drink in The Bar seen in Gone Girl, and explore the family home from A Christmas Story. In Vacation on Location, author Joey Green gives readers detailed, chronological, scene-by-scene addresses and maps to visit sites in the Midwest where the most popular films of all time were shot. You will also learn where to see famous props, like the original Bluesmobile, the basketball uniforms from Hoosiers, two miniature flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz, and Ralphie’s Red Ryder Carbine Action Two-Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle—safely behind glass in a museum (so you don’t shoot your eye out). With this book as your guide, you can turn these excursions into full-scale vacations or quirky side trips to enhance your appreciation of your favorite movies, or even recreate a scene, starring you.