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Bessie filming in Covington

Security guards, crew members and police officers were busy keeping the traffic flowing and the movie set of “Bessie” secure in Covington Tuesday afternoon. Film crews were at the Covington Cemetery filming, as well as on Church Street and Southview Drive. (Staff photos: Julie Wells)

Security guards, crew members and police officers were busy keeping the traffic flowing and the movie set of “Bessie” secure in Covington Tuesday afternoon. Film crews were at the Covington Cemetery filming, as well as on Church Street and Southview Drive. (Staff photos: Julie Wells)

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A film crew member walks towards the second house on the left, where part of the HBO film, “Bessie” is being shot. “Bessie” is a biopic starring Queen Latifah as blues icon Bessie Smith.

Security guards, crew members and police officers were busy keeping the traffic flowing and the movie set of “Bessie” secure in Covington Tuesday afternoon. Film crews were at the Covington Cemetery filming, as well as on Church Street and Southview Drive. (Staff photos: Julie Wells)

A film crew member walks towards the second house on the left, where part of the HBO film, “Bessie” is being shot. “Bessie” is a biopic starring Queen Latifah as blues icon Bessie Smith.

By Julie Wells