April in Chicago — —this year, anyway — —is the cruelest month. On a dreary Monday-morning coming down just after the frenetic early-hour commuter boogie in the Loop, a pall of icewater rain, laced with stinging shards of birdshot sleet, is freezing the streets in a muddy glaze. Despite the vile weather, however, a crowd of about a thousand spectators is milling about in the high-vaulted waiting room at Union Station, an imposing, marble-appointed structure that falls architecturally somewhere between San Simeon and Lourdes. The crowd, assembled behind police rope barriers, is orderly and polite, but hums with a muted expectancy. All these men, women and children——with the emphasis distinctly on women——are waiting in the waiting room to catch a glimpse of their fantasies fleshed out—to watch Paul Newman and Robert Redford and the English actor Robert Shaw enact a brief location scene for a $4.5 million-budgeted film about Depression-Era con men called The Sting. Local media hawkshaws are in attendance in force, and several television crews are preparing to record the forthcoming event for a posterity that will extend at least unto the ten o’clock news. Hovering about from out of town, there’s also a toney lady from Time,… Read full this story
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