Police scanners were abuzz around 5:20 p.m. with a 911 call requesting immediate assistance of all police officers in the vicinity of downtown Cedartown. Officers were needed immediately to assist with crowd control efforts, the 911 operator stated.
Spectators said the crowd got a bit out of control when Kevin Bacon and other actors voluntarily halted filming in order to sign autographs.
Staff at The Cedartown Standard heard the sound of cheering and rushed outside to see a large crowd, more than 100 people, pushing foward toward the area where filming had been taking place next to Holmes for Him, 235 Main St.
Five vehicles from the Cedartown Police Department, Polk County Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Department quickly arrived on the scene.
Most of the law enforcement personnel left a few minutes later and the crowd situation was apparently brought back under control with little trouble.
Update: After order was restored, filming resumed shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday on the movie, "Jayne Mansfield's Car."
Film staff reminded people to stay quiet and that their microphones were very sensitive and could pick up "the slightest whisper."
Most of the day, crowds were kept at such a distance that the film stars were rarely, if at all, visible during the filming. This was particularly true during scenes that involved moving vehicles, during which film crews had to frequently remind onlookers to stay on the sidewalk and off the street.
Late in the day, filming of a scene around a police car on a side street next to Holmes for Him allowed onlookers a closer look at what was going on.