Stratton Leopold, Leopold’s Ice Cream


Leopold’s Ice Cream; Savannah, GA
Despite the fact that I write, I promise you I didn’t have a screenplay in my back pocket when I requested to interview Stratton Leopold, ice cream legend and movie producer. I really just had ice cream on my mind. His family legacy, Leopold’s Ice Cream, is a Savannah, Ga., institution, and just as I mention in this chat, it’s become one of my favorite places to visit each time I’m in town. It’s right on Broughton Street and easy to find not only because of its large sign but by the swarms of people who fill it every day to have a classic soda shop experience. The staff wears paper hats, and you can request samples of as many flavors as you want. However, Stratton and I ride our ice cream sugar high and talk everything from shooting Mission: Impossible III to refereeing football to pink marble. We bonded over ice cream and never looked back. I think there’s a movie line about that, something like “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship?”

Source: The Southern Fork