The final resting place of John Herbert Dillinger is drawing more public attention than it has in a long time. The renewed interest is thanks to "Public Enemies,"
a film about the bank robber starring Johnny Depp
that hits theaters on Wednesday.
Last weekend, the president of Crown Hill Cemetary says more than 100 maps with directions to Dillinger's gravesite were distributed.
Another popular site for Dillinger enthusiasts is the Mooresville house where he spent most of his teenager years. His great nephew, Jeffrey Scalf, lives there now. Scalf says many people have asked to take pictures of the house.
Scalf attended the official premiere for "Public Enemies" with Depp and other stars of the movie. He's helping to organize a local premiere at the Rave Theater in Plainfield, and he plans to display rare photos and items, like Dillinger's hats. The premiere is Wednesday at 7 pm.
Scalf believes the film will make the "younger generation" more aware about his infamous relative.
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