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70407: Katherine Heigl Filming in Central Park

The swans and ducks that glide along the lake in Central Park got a bird’s eye view as Katherine Heigl and Edward Burns filmed a scene on July 3, 2007 for the upcoming romantic comedy “27 Dresses” at The Boathouse Restaurant, where the clink of patrons’ glasses as they enjoy a their meal mingle with tunes sung by gondoliers as couples are ferried across the waters in Venetian-style gondolas. Built in 1874 by architect Calvert Vaux, the popular Manhattan meeting place also offers diners a chance to explore Central Park in a rented rowboat or on bicycles following a romantic repast.

Seen in “The Great Gatsby” alongside Robert Redford and “High Society” with Grace Kelly, Rosecliff mansion in Newport will also share the spotlight with bride-to-be Heigl when “27 Dresses” comes to theaters in January 2008. A former Rhode Island retreat for silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs, the turn of the century treasure, its white terra cotta exterior patterned after the Grand Trianon in Versailles, opens its doors to the public each weekend for hourly tours.

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