The Filming of '42'

The Filming of 42
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Jackie Robinson festivities highlight Dodgers, Padres opener

9:03 AM, Apr 15, 2013

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.

Macon's '42' Film Sets a Year Later

6:37 PM, Apr 12, 2013

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. 

Cairo: Where Jackie Robinson's Story Began

6:34 PM, Apr 12, 2013

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.

High Street Neighbors Relish the '42' Spotlight

5:47 PM, Apr 12, 2013

The movie prominently features the neighborhood as Jackie Robinson finds a place to live during spring training in Florida.

Jackie Robinson's Daughter Excited About '42'

9:30 AM, Apr 12, 2013

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.

"42" Movie Extra Says, "It Was Hot"

8:25 AM, Apr 12, 2013

Mike Fuller wore a wool suit during the hot days in Macon last June, hoping to be part of the movie "42".

Macon Dignitaries Get First Glimpse of '42'

7:39 AM, Apr 11, 2013

Macon dignitaries and movie insiders watch early screening of '42.'

Movie Critic Says "42" is A Big Winner

6:50 AM, Apr 11, 2013

Jackie K. Cooper, a movie critic that lives in Perry, previewed the new movie 42 Wednesday night.

Suzanne Lawler Picks Our Best '42' Photos

5:27 PM, Apr 10, 2013

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.

'42' Premieres in Los Angeles

3:30 PM, Apr 10, 2013

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

Today in History | Jackie Robinson Was Born in Georgia

1:51 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson would have been 94 years old today. But did you know... 

New "42" Trailer Released for Macon-Shot Movie

4:05 PM, Jan 16, 2013

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.

"42" Impact on Macon: Up to $2 million

6:20 PM, Jun 27, 2012

Interview: Will Minor League Baseball Return to Macon?

10:13 AM, Jun 21, 2012

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. 

'42' Film Crews Pack Up and Leave Macon

10:26 PM, Jun 20, 2012

The filming of "42" wrapped Wednesday afternoon in Macon.

SLIDESHOW | Last Day of "42" Filming

10:17 PM, Jun 20, 2012

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.

'42' Stars Visit Downtown Macon

6:28 PM, Jun 20, 2012

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.

TIMELINE | Take a Swing Through 1947

10:35 AM, Jun 20, 2012

'42' Films Last Few Scenes at Luther Williams Field

6:26 PM, Jun 19, 2012

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.

'42' Filming Scheduled to End Wednesday

10:25 AM, Jun 19, 2012

The baseball scene returns to Luther Williams Field today for more game scenes.

Barber Shop Owner Collects Photos of Heroes

6:29 PM, Jun 18, 2012

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."

"42" Preps Third St. for Monday Filming

6:22 PM, Jun 18, 2012

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.

SLIDESHOW | Photos from the Set of '42'

5:15 PM, Jun 18, 2012

Filming for the movie '42' has started in Macon. Locations include High Street, Terminal Station, a store on Second Street and Luther Williams Field.

SLIDESHOW | Monday: Third Street Prepped for 42 Filming

4:00 PM, Jun 18, 2012

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.

'42' Films at Luther Williams Field

1:12 PM, Jun 17, 2012

That means the 1940's transformation happened past the police barricades and near the field. 

The Cast of "42"

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey

Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher
Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal as Ralph Branca, the only Brooklyn Dodger who stood by Jackie Robinson on Opening Day

Toby Huss

Toby Huss as Clyde Sukeforth, the coach/scout who signed Robinson

Ryan Merriman

Ryan Merriman as Dixie Walker

Brad Beyer

Brad Beyer as Kirby Higbe, a player who was traded because he refused to play with Robinson

Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips as Bobby Bragan, a player who clashed with Branch Rickey because he didn’t want to play with Robinson but relented when he got to know him

Nicole Beharie

Nicole Beharie as Rachel Isum Robinson, Jackie’s wife

Photos from the Set

Brooklyn Dodgers Bus
Brooklyn Dodgers Bus

Vintage Car on Set
Vintage Car on Set

'42' Set Being Put Together
'42' Set Being Put Together

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Preparations for "42"