Hornville's History

A League Of Their Own location: the team is sent to the 'charm school': South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago

It’s back to Chicago for the charm school to which the women are sent (this really happened), which is the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive at East 71st Street alongside South Shore Station. This is another location used in The Blues Brothers. Its exterior (though not interior) was the ‘Palace Hotel Ballroom’, where the Brothers get their first major gig.

About 60 miles northwest of Chicago, the Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, southeast of the town of Union, supplied period trains, and its depot became various stations, as the team travels around the US.

The ‘Suds Bucket’ bar, where the team lets rip at the dance, is a conflation of two separate bars. The exterior is the Hornville Tavern, 2607 West Baseline Road, north of Evansville (and the Bosse Field stadium), Indiana.

The interior, though, is Fitzgerald’s, 6615 West Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, a western suburb of Chicago. This popular bar can also be seen in Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money and Adventures in Babysitting. To find it, take the Des Plains A Branch ‘el’ to Harlem Avenue, Berwyn. Its stage still displays the backdrop painted for the film.

The boarding house is the Soaper-Esser House, 612 North Main Street at Fifth Street, Henderson, Kentucky.

The movie ends with a teary reunion at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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