Monday, January 26, 2009
An afternoon skating at the Oaks with Park Avenue and the steeple of Sacred Heart Church in the background brings back a few recent memories. Starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, parts of the 1996 movie The Preacher's Wife were shot at various places in the city. It was the remake of The Bishop's Wife, the 1947 Cary Grant movie. Their characters were seen skating here with the recognizable buildings in the background. My connection? My Dad was an 'extra' in the movie. You can see him in the soup kitchen line. Ha! He also helped the movie secure another building for for a filming location. Yesterday was cold, but it certainly looked like fun!