Friday, September 22, 2017

Film News: This Old 'House' ... And Candy Store

The Newnan Times-Herald reports two locations in Newnan, Georgia, are in the the pre-production phase, preparing to film soon for the upcoming film, The House with a Clock in its Walls:
The downtown historic commercial building on 8 East Washington St. is being transformed from a pink and green building to black and white to depict a 1950s candy store. The retail space is vacant.

Just a couple of blocks from downtown Newnan on Greenville Street, the Victorian Parrott-Camp-Soucy House has been painted black and surrounded by faux columns and stones.

Local sources claim both locations are sets for the film, “The House with a Clock in its Walls,” starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black.

The historic home was built in 1842 and started out as a Greek Revival built by Confederate surgeon Abraham North, according to www.oldhousedreams.com, a website that highlights historic real estate that would appeal to the semi-purist and purists.

The home was rebuilt Victorian-style in the 1880s and underwent restoration in the 1980s. The film, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” was also filmed here.

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