visit the film locations
New York: Flights: JFK Airport
Barbetta, 321 West 46th Street, near 8th Avenue (tel: 212. 246.9171)
Visit: Central Park Zoo, East Central Park at 64th Street.
Valentino Boutique, 825 Madison Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets on the East Side
Shop at: Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue, Rhinelander Mansion, 867 Madison Avenue at 72nd Street, also on the East Side (tel: 212.606.2100)
Alice filming location: Alice invisibly follows her gossipy friends: Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue, Rhinelander Mansion, 867 Madison Avenue, New York
Another trip with Woody Allen around the classier joints of Manhattan, as the well-heeled but distracted Alice Tate (Mia Farrow) visits Chinatown herbalist Dr Yang (Keye Luke) and picks up some very peculiar concoctions to help sort out her tangled life.
Alice filming location: Alice takes the magical herbs: Valentino Boutique, 825 Madison Avenue, East Side, New York
The swanky clothes store where she takes the first lot of magical ’erbs is the Euro-design showcase the Valentino Boutique, 825 Madison Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets on the East Side, after which Alice soon finds herself eloquently talking jazz with Joe (Joe Mantegna). She gets cold feet and ducks out of her assignation, leaving him waiting at the penguin tank in the Central Park Zoo, East Central Park at 64th Street.
The illicit romance with Joe takes off again when they both take their kids to the Visit: Big Apple Circus, which performs every winter, from October to January, at the Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue between West 62nd and West 65th Streets on the West Side.
Alice filming location: getting invisible in the restaurant: Barbetta, West 46th Street, New York
The pair get invisible together at New York’s oldest Italian restaurant (which celebrated 100 years of business in 2006), Barbetta, an elegant townhouse at 321 West 46th Street near 8th Avenue. It’s a favourite of Woody Allen’s, seen also in his Celebrity and in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.
Later, Alice invisibly follows her gossipy friends into the deluxe Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue, with its pricey antiques, walnut fittings and oriental carpets, in the Rhinelander Mansion, 867 Madison Avenue at 72nd Street, one of the few remaining turn-of-the-century homes in Manhattan.