Return To Me

  • (0:01)  The Building Shown That Is Under Construction While Introducing Bob Rueland / 550 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago

  • (0:03)  The Zoo With The Gorilla / Lincoln Park Zoo; 2001 N. Clark Street, Chicago (Note: The Screen Shots Are From The Multiple Scenes They Show Of The Zoo. The Mailbox Where Grace Mails Her Letter Is Really Not There)

  • (0:24)  Grace Briggs Flower Garden / 1835 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago (Note: This Location Is Not Really Behind The Restaurant And Since It Is Private Property It Was Hard To Get The Correct Angle For The First Picture)

  • (0:27)  Grace Riding Her Bike / Riding North On N. Orleans Street And Turning Left On W. Wisconsin Street, Chicago (Note: The Scene Ends Just West Of The N. Sedgwick Street Intersection)

  • (0:34)  Bob's House / 528 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:38)  O'Reilly's / Twin Anchors Restaurant And Tavern; 1655 N. Sedgwick Street, Chicago (Note: This Building Actually Sits On A Corner As The Building On The Left Of It Is Fake. Also The Flower Garden Is Not Really Behind It)

  • (1:09)  Bob And Grace Standing By A Fountain On Their Date / Buckingham Fountain; 501 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago

  • (1:10)  Grace And Bob On Top Of One Of Bob's Buildings Seeing The View / 333 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago (Note: The View Is Looking East)

  • (1:13)  Everyone Out Having A Great Time Bowling / Marigold Bowl; 828 W. Grace Street, Chicago

  • (1:39)  Bob Out Running With His Dog / North Clark Street And W. Menomonee Street, Chicago

12 comments:

  1. Bob's house is on the northwest corner of Lincoln and Dickens where the two streets meet Cleveland Avenue in Chicago

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    1. Hi, thank you so much for finding that location. I looked up and down those streets for over a week and somehow missed it. Thanks again

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    2. We just went to 528 W. Dickens ave. The door is similar but not the one in the movie. The door in the movie is not rounded like the one at 528 W. Dickens is.
      The house in the movie had more steps. Does anyone have anymore info on Bob's apartment? We are here in Chicago finding all the film locations for a few movies and this is the only one that didn't match up.

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    3. Hello, It is the house. I just looked again on Google street view. The door may have been just used for the movie. The other screen shots all match up. I hope you get to go back there before you leave. E-mail me and tell me about the other movie locations you visited. I would love to see the pictures.

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    4. We did end up going back. We concluded that it is Bob's house on our second visit. The door has been refinished and the film shot must not catch the rounded top part of the door. Thanks so much for your sight. We went to locations from both "Return to Me" and "While You Were Sleeping". That is the reason we choose Chicago for our 20th wedding anniversary. We couldn't have done it without your help. We had a great time finding all the locations. It was like a treasure hunt via the El, buses, and Marta train. We saw some great neighborhoods. We had dinner at Twin Anchors and spoke to a waitress who worked there at the time of filming. She was in booth 6 as an extra in the movie. I will email you pictures when I get them organized. Thanks again!!

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  2. Where does Elizabeth make her speech in the beginning of the movie?

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    1. Looks like the grand ballroom at the Drake Hotel.

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    2. It's the Congress Hotel's ballroom, off of Michigan Ave. My college had a banquet there around the same time period.

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  3. I've heard that there are some good places to shoot film in Chicago than in Los Angeles.

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  4. Ok....pretty fun little tidbit of info for your movie trivia geeks out there: The bowling alley scene was at the Marigold Lanes on Grace Street. There is a little building across the street (825 W. Grace St.) that is now a church but it had been a vaudeville/burlesque house in the 1920's. The story goes that Moe and Shemp Howard (of the 3 Stooges) were in the audience one night when Larry Fine came on stage to play his violin. Back in those days, classical musicians were known as "longhairs" for their curly mops of hair. Larry hadn't lost most of his hair by then and Moe and Shemp looked at Larry and thought he "had a face made for comedy." They went backstafe after the performance and asked him if he'd be interested on being in a comedy troup and Fine answered "Hey...work's work" and joined the others in a 40-year comic career. Fun facts to know and tell...

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  5. i never got simple answer - was that a real gorilla at the end of the movie when they let him out of the cage

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  6. Hi, I have no answer for it. I hope you learn it some day.

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