New York Film Locations

The Boys in the Band (1970)

Last Updated: Jan 2017

At his New York apartment, Michael (Kenneth Nelson) is hosting a thirty-second birthday party for his friend, Harold (Leonard Frey). According to Michael, the party consists of 'seven screaming queens': fey Jewish Harold, debt ridden preppy Michael, neurotic Donald, flamboyant Emory, "African queen" Bernard, and straight-acting couple Hank and Larry who are going through growing pains in their relationship. Unexpectedly thrown into the mix is Alan, Michael's married, straight and straight-laced Georgetown University roommate from out of town. His visit is bad timing for Michael as he assumes Alan knows nothing about his gay life; Michael wants to keep perpetuating the myth. But Alan's visit is not by accident, he who needs to speak to his old friend about an issue troubling him. The ninth and last person at the party is a fresh-faced, young and naive urban cowboy, who is Emory's birthday gift to Harold.

Shop, 899 Madison Avenue (btw East 72nd and 73rd Streets) Manhattan.


Bookshop, 724 5th Avenue and West 57th Street, Manhattan.


Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 5th Avenue and East 59th Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The balcony scene was actually shot on 61st Street.

Brownstone, 136 East 65th Street (btw 3rd and Lexington Avenues) Manhattan.


2nd Avenue and East 30th Street, Manhattan.



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