Last week the Washington Post had a story about sexual abuse claims against Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein that dated back to when he made one of his first movies in 1984, that was filmed almost entirely in NEPA.
“Playing for Keeps” was written and directed by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein and starred aspiring actress Marisa Tomei.
Much of the film was shot in Wayne County at the old Bethany Colony Mansion, built in 1911 by John Henry Strongman, one of the founders of the famed F.W. Woolworth Co. Then abandoned and in disrepair, the mansion is now a boutique bed and breakfast resort hotel called The Mansion at Noble Lane and has an interesting history of it’s own.
A few scenes were shot in Downtown Scranton and casting calls for locals to appear as extras and bit parts where held at the University of Scranton.
Some scenes filmed in Downtown Scranton required stunt men.
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