Toronto becomes 1930's New York in Ron Howard's "Cinderella Man". This was the tightest set I ever seen.. closed down while filming. These shots were made between filming breaks. The store fronts were built onto the back side of the downtown Hudson Bay store, consisted of a 18" space to allow for lighting. The system was genius, made up of plywood and fiberglass. All of the brickwork is fake yet matches perfectly with the existing building. The Antique Cars were owned by local collectors and prop suppliers, who make a killing renting them to the studios. I talked to one owner who was making $300-400 per day for the car, another couple hundred for himself.. and if the car moved while filming well that is extra.
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