Emotions should be running high at Dodger Stadium on Monday
when the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres open a three-game set, just
days after their wild brawl.
Lights, camera and Jackie Robinson came to Macon last year with the filming of the movie 42. Film crews took over many iconic Central Georgia spots like Luther Williams baseball park and Second Street.
The chimney is all that is left of the home where Robinson was born back in 1919. He only lived there for about a year before his family moved west to California in 1920.
The movie prominently features the neighborhood as Jackie Robinson finds a place to live during spring training in Florida.
Jackie Robinson's daughter says she and her family are excited about a new movie about her father, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
Mike Fuller wore a wool suit during the hot days in Macon last June, hoping to be part of the movie "42".
Macon dignitaries and movie insiders watch early screening of '42.'
Jackie K. Cooper, a movie critic that lives in Perry, previewed the new movie 42 Wednesday night.
When the cameras started to roll on "42," our own Suzanne Lawler took her still camera along for some extra -- and often "behind the scene" -- looks at local filming cast and locations for the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic.
Stars of the Jackie Robinson biopic, '42,' stepped out on the red carpet for the premiere on April 9, 2013. Photos: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
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The filming captivated Central Georgia's attention for almost two weeks in June 2012 and physically transformed parts of downtown Macon, which were made as stand-ins for Brooklyn, Daytona Beach and Pensacola.
Mike Ford, CEO of NewTown Macon, speaks with WMAZ's Lorra Lynch Jones about what it would take to bring Minor League Baseball back to Macon.
The filming of "42" wrapped Wednesday afternoon in Macon.
The filmmakers threw open the doors and let WMAZ walk through the set at Luther Williams Field and watch some of the filming of "42," a movie about Jackie Robinson's historic impact on baseball.
When the cameras stopped rolling each night some of the stars of '42' went out on the town. 13WMAZ visited some downtown businesses to see how the stars spent their time off set.
Call time for "42" started at 6:30 a.m Tuesday morning for scenes at Luther Williams Field. That's when extras rolled in, as well as a few curious people hoping to catch a glimpse of movie magic.
The baseball scene returns to Luther Williams Field today for more game scenes.
Hillman frames pictures of role models like the man who wears the number 42. "Jackie Robinson stood the test of time throughout all kinds of obstacles."
A store owner says she was told a scene would show Jackie Robinson's wife drinking from a water fountain the production put outside her store.
Filming for the movie '42' has started in Macon. Locations include High Street, Terminal Station, a store on Second Street and Luther Williams Field.
The "42" crew is preparing Third Street in downtown Macon for filming Monday morning.
Blair Furniture turned into a J.C. Penney's for the movie. The production crew transformed the store's elevator that opens up to the sidewalk into a water fountain.
Owner Diana Blair says she was told that Jackie Robinson's wife will take a drink from the fountain.
One of the film's location managers says Harrison Ford left Friday, and doesn't plan to return to Macon for filming.
All of these photographs were taken by WMAZ's own Suzanne Lawler.
That means the 1940's transformation happened past the police barricades and near the field.