Posted: Mar 28, 2013 6:07 PM by Jacob Krasnow
Updated: Mar 28, 2013 6:07 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by police in Bienville Parish, but they're also being shot right now in West Feliciana for a History Channel mini-series.
Cameras began rolling Monday, featuring St. Francisville locales such as the courthouse, Magnolia Cafe and 3V Tourist Courts. The latter two properties are managed by Kevin Ford.
"It has a tremendous benefit to us, as far as sales tax revenue," Ford said. "For instance, there might be 200 people on this crew, and if you just think in terms of 200 extra people in your small town, and that's just sales tax dollars flooding in."
Not only does the film crew use his 3V cabins for a set, they are also living in them during the shoot. The cabins were built in the 1930s, fitting neatly into the show's time period.
St. Francisville will actually double for Panama City on the show.
"The absolute consensus in this town, from the police department, to the historical society, to the grocery store owners and the restaurant owners, anyone in this town, they are just going to say we love it. It's the greatest thing in the world for us. It really is," Ford said.
"Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive" is set to premiere later this year.