- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Fire crews are fighting a blaze in a multi-story downtown Kansas City building where part of the movie “In Cold Blood” was filmed.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1Ql4vlQ ) reports that the fire started Wednesday morning at the former Pickwick Plaza complex, which was undergoing a $65 million renovation. The 85-year-old building includes an area that once was the Union Bus Terminal, while another part housed a hotel.

The building is being turned into apartments and commercial space.

The 1967 film that was partially filmed in its lobby is based on Truman Capote’s acclaimed novel about the Holcomb, Kansas, killings of Herb and Bonnie Clutter and two of their children. Two parolees, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, were eventually convicted of killing the Clutters and were executed in 1965.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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