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Going Hollywood

MOB_Lincoln_ParkSeptember 17, 2012 - The sound of gunfire was recently heard coming from the old Elmhurst Chicago Stone Quarry located south of North Ave. on Illinois Route 83 in Elmhurst, Ill. It was simulated gunfire used in the filming of the new Fox television show "The Mob Doctor." Woodridge Productions Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television, filmed scenes at the old quarry. The show stars Jordana Spiro as Dr. Grace Devlin. According to the show's website, "The Mob Doctor" is a fast-paced medical drama focusing on a young female surgeon caught between two worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob. The isn't the first time a quarry was featured prominently on television. The old detective drama "Mannix" included an episode in a quarry; the TV show "The Waltons" often had a quarry as part of its backdrop; The movie "Breaking Away" featured scenes in a dimensional stone quarry in Indiana; and everyone knows "The Flintstones" never missed a chance to show Fred working for his boss Mr. Slate at The Slate Rock and Gravel Co.