If you were at the north end of Willow Street today, you may have seen lots of 1970s vintage cars parked there, including a cab with the paint scheme of a D.C. company. If you were lucky, you might have caught a glimpse of Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep playing, respectively, former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Katherine Graham. Director Steven Spielberg cast the North Heights as D.C.’s Georgetown, just as the Coen Brothers did for their Burn After Reading ten years ago. Spielberg’s new flick, which has the working title The Papers, is based on the 1971 Pentagon Papers incident. Read more, and see photos by local residents, as well as a comment by BHB favorite Andrew Porter, in Brownstoner.
Steven Spielberg photo: Helene C. Stikkel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons