New York Film Locations

 





On the Town (1949)

Sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra), and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) are very excited about getting a 24-hour leave and spending it in New York, New York - a wonderful town! They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city, and each finds his own to cuddle up with. Chip tries but can't resist the horny advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and after much desperate searching, Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, who isn't quite the glamorous celebrity he envisioned but nevertheless will do.


Brooklyn Bridge, Lower East Side, Manhattan.
  The Brooklyn Bridge, built btw 1869 and 1883, connects Manhattan with New York's most populous borough, Brooklyn, at the time one of the country's largest cities. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in New York.  

Federal Hall, Wall Street, Manhattan.
   

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York Harbor.
  The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.

Website: Official Statue of Liberty
 

Washington Square Gardens, Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
   

otsoNY Comments: Five days were spent in New York City filming. Whilst in New York, the film crew had to deal with the constent rain as well as the curious onlookers. To avoid crowds, the cast insisted on taxis instead of limousines for transportation and that the camera be hidden. During the finale of the "New York, New York" musical number, which takes place in the sunken plaza at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in front of the statue of Prometheus, you can see at the top of the frame of the last shot, the heads of hundreds of curious spectators staring at the three stars over the wall behind the statue.

Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue (btw 49th and 50th Streets) Manhattan.
  Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres btw 48th and 51st streets.

Website: Official Rockefeller website
 

Central Park West and Columbus Circle, Manhattan.
   





 


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