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Yesterday: Hollywood comes to town

Veteran character actor Jason Robards, left, spoke with British director Mike Hodges during this break in filming outside the Salisbury depot in December 1988. Robards was playing the alcoholic father of actress Rosanna Arquette in “Black Rainbow,” a thriller about a psychic (Arquette) who could communicate with the dead. Robards was in town for a day. Most of the shooting for “Black Rainbow” took place in Charlotte. The $6 million movie skipped American theaters and went straight to video stores in 1992. Several local people were cast as extras, but many of them did not make the final cut. Familiar Salisbury landmarks shown in “Black Rainbow” included St. John’s Lutheran Church and the depot, before it was restored. Robards won Academy Awards for his work in “All the President’s Men” and “Julia.” He died Dec. 26, 2000, at the age of 78. This photo is from the Post’s files.

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