Back on June 1, 2024, we wrote at length about the latest Hollywood movie that is being filmed in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

It may also turn out to be the final movie of the legendary Academy award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, who turned 90 years old on April 24, 2024.

MacLaine won her Best Actress Oscar in 1982 for her role in “Terms of Endearment.”

Shirley MacLaine and Stephen Dorff have been in the Atlantic City, Margate and Pleasantville areas filming “People Not Places.”

It stars MacLaine, a woman in her twilight years, who befriends a homeless person, while also dealing with issues involving her own son.

The photo that is featured above and also included directly below … is a scene from the movie that was filmed a few weeks ago on Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City.

MacLaine can be seen on the right hand side of the photo.

Photo via Facebook.
“People Not Places” via  Facebook.

Multiple sources have shared with me that MacLaine has been absolute delight and a consummate professional during her time in the Atlantic City area.

I had always heard that MacLaine is a class act and such an incredibly professional actress.

This is no longer a rumor. MacLaine has clearly demonstrated this is true during her filming of “People Not Places” in the Atlantic City area.

The word on the street is that Dorff is overjoyed to have this opportunity to work with MacLaine.

Whenever we write about the movie industry … I like to remember to remember to report about the fact that New Jersey is the rightful birthplace of the American motion picture industry.

It’s true and most people don’t know it. New Jersey is the official birthplace of the American film industry. It all started in 1907, with the first film studio being built in 1909 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Fort Lee actually became the first American film town. The entire population of Fort Lee worked in the motion picture business.

This makes Fort Lee the rightful birthplace of the American cinema.

New Jersey’s iconic Inventor Thomas Edison had previously created America's first movie studio, which he named "Black Maria," which he built near West Orange, New Jersey.

With the help of his assistant, William Dickson, they created the kinetoscope, the early version of the film projector.

A lot of the movies that have been made in New Jersey … were filmed (at least in part) in Atlantic City.

The number of movies made in Atlantic City and New Jersey is extensive. In case you missed it in our previous article, here is the list of movies that are set or partially set in the U.S. state of New Jersey:

We can now add to this ever growing list, “People Not Places” that is currently filming in the Atlantic City area.

SOURCES: Local confidential sources, Wikipedia, Walt Disney,,,,,,

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