ICONIC NYC LANDMARKS IN FILMS & TV SHOWS 🎬🗽
🍿🤓 Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Dakota, also known as the Dakota Apartments, is an apartment building at 1 West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The building was one of the first large developments on the Upper West Side and is the oldest remaining luxury apartment building in New York City. The building is a National Historic Landmark and a city landmark.
In the movie, a young couple, played by Mia Farrow (in a fashion-forward NYC pixie cut) and John Cassavetes, moves in, close to the perennial lovable but nosy neighbor (Ruth Gordon) who hides an evil intent. Much of the movie’s revolutionary impact should be credited to the city itself: The Dakota looms menacingly, every bit the Gothic pile as any Transylvanian vampire’s mansion...
Roman Polanski’s realistic supernatural drama was a transfusion of thick, urbane blood, released at a time when horror mostly meant Vincent Price in a goofy cape.
"The only other movie to be filmed at the Dakota was Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1949 House of Strangers. Filming is no longer permitted in the block, though the Dakota’s exterior can be seen as the home of Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky.
Other occupants of the Dakota, who seem to have had a happier time in the building, include Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, Boris Karloff and Leonard Bernstein. Most famously, of course, the block was the last home of John Lennon, who was gunned down at the building’s entrance in December 1980. Across the road, in Central Park, is Lennon’s memorial, Strawberry Fields.”
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Source: wikipedia, movie-locations.