New York Film Locations

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall) Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable) and Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe) are three models on a mission: They all want to marry a millionaire. To accomplish this task, they move into a fancy New York City apartment and begin courting the city's elite. They have no problem meeting rich men, but unfortunately most of them turn out to be creeps or cons. Eventually they must decide: Is a life of luxury more important to them than finding true love?

(Exterior) Apartment, 36 Sutton Place South and East 55th Street, Manhattan.

otsoNY Comments: Sutton Place is the name given to an affluent street and surrounding enclave of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. In the narrowest sense, Sutton Place is the wide (north/south) avenue located on the cusp of the Midtown and Upper East Side neighborhoods, running from 57th Street to 59th Street, along the East River, south of the Queensboro Bridge; and the stretch that continues below 57th Street down to 53rd Street is called Sutton Place South. North of 59th Street, the road continues as York Avenue. Sutton Square is the cul-de-sac at the end of East 58th Street, just off of Sutton Place; and Riverview Terrace is a row of townhouses on a short private driveway that runs north from Sutton Square. The greater "Sutton Place area" is bounded on the east by the East River and on the west by Second Avenue, and is coextensive with Sutton Place and Sutton Place South. Sutton Place is a small neighborhood where some of Manhattan's wealthiest people live. Marilyn Monroe actually lived at 2 Sutton Place on the Upper East Side. She shared a penthouse apartment there with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller. Their apartment was recently listed for sale in June of 2016 with an asking price of $6.75 million.

otsoNY Comments: Former residents include Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Bill Blass, C. Z. Guest, Bobby Short, Irene Hayes, Elsie de Wolfe and Joan Crawford. One Sutton Place (North), an imposing townhouse at the northeast corner of Sutton Place and East 57th Street, was built as a residence for Anne Harriman Vanderbilt, widow of William K. Vanderbilt.

(Interior) Stage 14, 20th Century Fox Studios,10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, LA.

Stage 14, 20th Century Fox Studios,10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, LA.

LaGuardia Airport, Grand Central Pkwy, East Elmhurst, New York.
  LaGuardia Airport is an airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens in the United States. It is on the waterfront of Flushing and Bowery Bays in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria and Jackson Heights.  

George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, New York.

The Opening Sequence

Following the opening credits there are several shots of New York City, which included lower Manhattan, the Rockefeller Center, Central Park with the Plaza Hotel in the background, the Eat River showing the United Nations building and the Brooklyn Bridge with just a couple of tall buildings in the background.


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