Boardwalk Empire brings its second season to a close tonight (9 p.m., HBO/HBO Canada). Visited the set this past summer and marveled at how this gigantic outdoor boardwalk exterior was tucked away behind an enormous wall of boxcars in an industrial corner of Brooklyn, N.Y. Walking that boardwalk set, it’s all there–ice cream parlors, hardware stores and the like, and walking into most of them is like walking into the past. There are fully realized interiors filled with period effects like old nickle-plated cash registers and tins full of taffy.
|Van Patten and Winter on the Boardwalk set|