New York Film Locations

 





The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)

This biopic chronicles the life of Eddy Duchin (Tyrone Power), a popular pianist whose life was tragically cut short by leukemia at the apex of his career. The tale begins during the late '20s when Duchin moved from Beantown to the Big Apple to find a job in a pharmacy. Instead he encounters socialite Marjorie Oelrichs (Kim Novak) who gets him hired as a pianist at the Central Park Casino where he becomes a big hit and decides to abandon his career to become a full-time musician. His success inspires him to ask for Marjorie's hand. Later she dies while giving birth to their son. Afterward Duchin cannot bear the sight of little Peter, whom he blames for the death and so leaves the infant with relatives while he embarks upon a world tour. During WW II, Duchin becomes a naval officer and it is at that time, that he realizes he can no longer ignore his innocent son. He returns but his angry son rejects him until his nanny Chiquita convinces the boy that his father is sincere. They reunite and eventually Duchin marries Chiquita. Just before Eddy dies, he and his son Peter play one final tear-jerking duet on the piano.


Grand Army Plaza and Central Park South, Manhattan.
   

Central Park (South East Corner) Manhattan.
   

Sheep Meadow, Central Park (btw 66th and 69th Street) Manhattan.
   

Tavern on the Green (btw West 66th and 67th Street) Manhattan.
   

otsoNY Comments: Notice in the distance that the MetLife Building, previously owned by Pam Am has not yet been built.

Park Avenue and East 55th Street, Manhattan.
   

5th Avenue and East 91st Street, Manhattan.
   

Boating Lake, Central Park, Manhattan.
   

Bethesda Terrace, (Mid-Park at 72nd Street) Central Park, Manhattan.
  Bethesda Terrace has two levels. The upper terrace flanks the 72nd Street Cross Drive and the lower terrace provides a podium for viewing the Lake. The fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace.  

The Mall, Central Park, Manhattan.
  A walkway leading to the beautiful Bethesda Terrace, the Central Park Mall runs through the middle of the Park from 66th to 72nd street. It remains the sole formal feature of Olmsted and Vaux's naturalistic creation.  

Bandshell, Central Park (from 66th to 72nd Street) Manhattan.
   

Central Park Zoo, Central Park, Manhattan.
   

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue (btw East 49th & 50th Street) Manhattan.
  The hotel is a 47-story, 190.5 m (625 ft) Art Deco landmark, designed by architects Schultze and Weaver and dating from 1931 and was the first hotel to offer room service.  

Carnegie Hill Mansion, 2 East 91st Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.
   

East 71st Street and FDR Drive, Manhattan.
   

East River Pedestrian Walkway (Near FDR Drive and East 71st Street) Manhattan.
   





 


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