Royal Crown Point

I'm from Cedar Lake, IN, which neighbors Crown Point. Crown Point hasn't been much in the news since John Dillinger escaped from its "escape-proof" jail in 1934.

But twice in the past month, Crown Point has reachieved fame. Last weekend it was for Hillary Clinton downing a shot and a beer at a CP bar:

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A couple weeks before that, Johnny Depp came to town to shoot scenes at that infamous jail, which still stands, for the movie Public Enemies, in which Depp will star as Dillinger. My best friend Diane, who happens to be a professional photographer, got snapshots (click to enlarge)...

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[Clinton photo courtesy of the Chicago Tribune]


Comments:

Johnny Depp is the hottest man on the planet. :)

Posted by: Danielle at April 18, 2008 1:33 PM


Johnny Depp? Be still my beating heart! I have had a secret crush since he was on "21 Jump Street." (Oh how old I am!)

Posted by: Kristen at April 18, 2008 1:38 PM


Trust me, when it's Depp, it's no secret crush. You'd have to be insane to not be attracted to him. Even the guys, hehe.

Posted by: Danielle at April 18, 2008 1:47 PM


Jill, are you Eddie Izzard?

"Oh my, I think I hear a teenage abortion happening!"

(Other captions welcome)

Posted by: Edyt at April 18, 2008 2:02 PM


"Edyt, how immature and rude"

Posted by: Anonymous at April 18, 2008 2:10 PM


My son and daughter in law got to see Izzard live a few weeks ago - they said he is absoultely awesome in person. And when hes not wearing makeup he's just as cute as he can be, too. Short - but cute.

Posted by: TexasRed at April 18, 2008 2:16 PM


Thank goodness Depp turned 40 ... I dont feel guilty thinking lascivious thoughts about him any more.

Posted by: TexasRed at April 18, 2008 2:17 PM


He's coming to Chicago soon. I'm super excited. I think the boyfriend and I are gonna go.

Posted by: Edyt at April 18, 2008 2:20 PM


EDDIE IZZARD!

I LOVE HIM!

"Huh? What? Have I left the gas on?"

Posted by: Rae at April 18, 2008 3:32 PM


But do you have a FLAG?!?

Posted by: TexasRed at April 18, 2008 3:37 PM


@Edyt: He's going to be in Minneapolis too, and I wish I could go, but the tickets are so darn expensive. :(

"I'm covered in beeeeeeeeeees!"

Posted by: Rae at April 18, 2008 3:38 PM


"The Riches" has to be one of the best TV shows of all time.
I love Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0496343/

Posted by: Laura at April 18, 2008 3:40 PM


@TexasRed: No flag no country! By the rules I've...just made up.

Posted by: Rae at April 18, 2008 3:45 PM


OMG! I LOVE Johnny Depp! My hear still melts for him!

Posted by: Ruth at April 18, 2008 3:49 PM


JD: too cute for words.

Posted by: Janet at April 18, 2008 3:58 PM


Who cares about Hillary when JD is here?

Posted by: Janet at April 18, 2008 3:59 PM


"JD: too cute for words.

Who cares about Hillary when JD is here?"

Oh yeah! John Denver rocks!

Posted by: Bobby Bambino at April 18, 2008 4:07 PM


"Oh yeah! John Denver rocks!"

*puts on lollerskates*

When I heard the "JD" stuff, I kept thinking "SCRUBS!"

Posted by: Rae at April 18, 2008 4:09 PM


Ha ha John Denver! Rock Mountain High....

Chocolat is one of Johnny Depp's best movies!
Don Juan De Marco, too. - Hilarious!

Posted by: Janet at April 18, 2008 5:28 PM


Ah, as Carla so accurately put it the other day: Hillary photos....always so flattering!
hee-hee!

On another note, and I'm sorry it's "off-topic"...but to my friends in California:

I have OODLES of respect for you guys for going through as many earthquakes as you have. I experienced my first one this morning, and I have to say that it was the creepiest feeling that I've ever felt in my life! How do you guys go through this all of the time!!! Like I said...OODLES of respect for you!

Posted by: JLM at April 18, 2008 6:40 PM


Rae-

speaking of, I'm watchin' Scrubs right now :D

Posted by: Dan at April 18, 2008 6:42 PM


@Dan: I take it you have cable and therefore have Comedy Central? If so, I'm jealous. :)

Eddie Izzard as Darth Vader: "Why with the power of the Death Star can we not have a tray that is f*****g dry!?"

Posted by: Rae at April 18, 2008 7:13 PM




Looks like a portrayal of the immortal Hunter S. Thompson.

Posted by: Doug at April 19, 2008 12:36 AM


Doug, He's much cuter than Hunter, don't you think?

Posted by: Janet at April 20, 2008 1:50 AM


Doug, He's much cuter than Hunter, don't you think?

Posted by: Janet at April 20, 2008 1:50 AM


Rae-

yes, yes I do, for now lol. I also have seasons 4 and 5 on DVD, and the endless internet at my disposal, lol

Posted by: Dan at April 20, 2008 12:17 PM


@Dan: Are you an Eddie Izzard fan? Or have you even heard of him?

Posted by: Rae at April 20, 2008 12:33 PM


Nah, never heard of 'im

Posted by: Dan at April 20, 2008 12:50 PM


Janet, oh yes, JD is much, much cuter than Hunter.

Posted by: Doug at April 20, 2008 9:33 PM


@TexasRed: No flag no country! By the rules I've...just made up.

Posted by: Rae at April 18, 2008 3:45 PM
***************
Exactly! Son and DIL have about half a dozen CDs of him and I probably have seen them all. When DIL found out he was coming to this area and the show was already sold out she was almost in tears - but they convinced him to do another show. It sold out too but they got their tickets!

Posted by: TexasRed at April 21, 2008 12:07 PM