Amtrak saves chunk of staircase for ‘Untouchables’ actress who helped make it famous

December 1, 2015

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times

Last week Melody Rae was invited to take an Amtrak train to Chicago from her backwoods home in Western Washington state to pick up a chunk of marble.Website Insert Keep Your Money In-State copy

The stone was salvaged from a Union Station staircase that Rae helped transform into one of Chicago’s most enduring movie settings.

Dressed as a poor mother, Rae yelled “My baby!” as the carriage she was pushing began to roll down the marble steps amidst a gun fight in the famous Prohibition-era scene from the film “Untouchables” — starring Sean Connery as a tough Chicago cop and Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness.

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