Live by Night – Historic Downtown Brunswick, Georgia Site of Filming

 

Historic Downtown Brunswick, GA Transformed into 1930's Ybor City, FL
Historic Downtown Brunswick, GA Transformed into 1930’s Ybor City, FL

Filming of the town scenes for Ben Affleck’s newest movie project, “Live by Night”, began Monday, November 2 and is scheduled to conclude today, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in historic downtown Brunswick, Georgia. Over the last few weeks, the town was transformed into 1930’s Ybor City, Florida for the film. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, the story is set in the Prohibition Era and centers around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime. So sit back, relax and enjoy a look at “Our Town” as it plays host to the 1930’s in this pictorial essay.

Extras Await Filming on Newcastle Street
Extras Await Filming on Newcastle Street
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Filming in Downtown Brunswick on the Set of “Live by Night”
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Horse and Buggy Days and Classic Autos on the Set of “Live by Night”
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A Bystander Checks Out 1930’s Ybor City During Break in Filming
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The Set of “Live by Night” in Refashioned Downtown Brunswick, Georgia
Extras Collage
Extras Return From Break as Filming Resumes
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An Extra Strolls Past a Classic Car
Extras Relax in the Shade While Awaiting Instructions
Extras Relax in the Shade While Awaiting Instruction
1930 Gas Station Collage
1930’s Gas Station Recreated
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Penn Oil Co. 1930’s Gas Station
Welcome to Ybor City
Bienvenido a Ybor City – Drop in Any Time

The sets will remain in place for a few days following conclusion of filming, then will be returned to their former state. It was astounding for all who live and work here to watch the transformation from a quiet but well loved town into a bustling, vibrant 1930’s shopping district. Complete with signage in Spanish and period merchandise in shops, cops with billy clubs walked the dirt streets. Men in straw boaters and linen trousers, bow ties and braces; women in pastel dresses, cotton hosiery and hats. Some with parasols and gloves. Classic cars and old trucks. Horses, wagons, buckboards. Revived from the past by artists and producers, it is all here. Today.

 

5 Comments

  • Donna Eskenazi

    November 10, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    What an AWESOME blog..thank you for sharing!

    • Nancy

      November 11, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Always glad to share. I try often to bring life to historical creativity. Happy to hear you enjoyed! You can also subscribe by email or find me on bloglovin’ to ensure you get my newest posts.

    • Nancy

      November 18, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you as a a regular subscriber!

  • CLIVE OATLEY

    November 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

    VERY MUCH ENJOYED YOUR “BLOG”. I WAS PLEASED TO MEET YOU, YESTERDAY.
    CLIVE OATLEY.

    • Nancy

      November 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Glad you enjoyed! Hope to see you as a regular subscriber some day! Pleased to meet you as well.