Probably most notable of which, is this is the site where gangster John Dillinger was killed by FBI agents in 1934.
That movie is, of course, about the infamous John Dillinger, whose bank robbing exploits in the 1920s and early 1930s made him a Depression-era celebrity of sorts. He came to the Biograph on July 22, 1934 to see a movie -- “Manhattan Melodrama” (1934) with Clark Gable, William Powell, and Myrna Loy. We discussed that movie here. Wonder what he thought of the film?
The suspicious figure in the pinstripe suit is, I believe, neither John Dillinger nor FBI agent Melvin Purvis. Her fedora was crushed by a passing "L" train.
Have a look at the new Victory Gardens Biograph website here.