George Clooney Drew a Gaggle in Lafayette Square Last Weekend

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Clooney on Whittemore Place during rehearsal - SANDY HERDE
  • Sandy Herde
  • Clooney on Whittemore Place during rehearsal
George didn't show at Busch Stadium for Opening Day. Perhaps too pooped from a midnight shoot in Lafayette Square over the weekend?

A house on Whittemore Place in the swishy near-downtown neighborhood was the scene of some Up in the Air shooting Friday night. Late, I'm told -- like after midnight.

Resident and photographer Sandy Herde was there taking her own shots. (See one to the right and more after the jump.) Here's her rundown of the events:

Winter scene in Chicago. George drives up, gets out of the car, rings the door bell, then talks to the lead female character (Vera Farmiga) in the front hall. They [the film crew] covered several yards to each side of the house with fake snow. Just before shooting they covered the street with actual chipped ice.
Apparently the Lafayette Square homeowners got a knock on their doors one day a few months ago and were asked by some scouts if they'd be willing to have their house in the movie.

Clooney's midnight shoot in the Lafayette Square neighborhood - SANDY HERDE
  • Sandy Herde
  • Clooney's midnight shoot in the Lafayette Square neighborhood
 

The ladies of Lafayette Square appear en masse for Clooney - SANDY HERDE
  • Sandy Herde
  • The ladies of Lafayette Square appear en masse for Clooney


And, no, I am most certainly *not* stalking Georgie Boy. This time, I was nowhere near the vicinity.

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