Scent of a woman, 1992
- Al Pacino
- Chris O’Donnell
- Gabrielle Anwar
- James Rebhorn
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
- June Squibb
- Todd Louiso
visit the film locations
Flights: JFK Airport
Stay at: the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue (tel: 212.355.3000)
Stay at: the Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street (tel: 212.759.3000)
And dine at the hotel’s Oak Room, 10 Central Park South (tel: 212.758.7777)
Stay at: the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue, East Side (tel: 212.838.8000)
Scent Of A Woman location: Charlie and Lt Col Slade stay in a luxury hotel: Waldorf Astoria, Park Avenue, Manhattan
And it’s nothing but the best. They stay at the the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue between East 49th and East 50th Streets, midtown.
Scent Of A Woman location: dining in style in the Oak Room: Plaza Hotel, New York
They dine out in style in the the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street. This classy wood-panelled restaurant is where Arthur Bach (Moore) drinks with hooker Gloria in the original 1981 Arthur. The Plaza itself is a screen regular – it was from the hotel’s lobby that Cary Grant is abducted in North By Northwest.
Slade visits a high-class escort at 817 Fifth Avenue at 63rd Street, and dances a mean tango in the ballroom of the grand old European-style Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue on the East Side. The luxury penthouse atop the Pierre was home to both William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) in Meet Joe Black, and Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) in the 2011 remake of Arthur.
Visual impairment doesn’t stop Slade driving a Ferrari at speed along the East River front of Brooklyn, along Plymouth Street between Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Simms’ snooty ‘Baird School’ is the Emma Willard School, 285 Pawlings Avenue, in Troy (the upstate NY town which stood in for turn-of-the-century ‘Manhattan’ in Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence), though the final scene uses Hempstead House, one of the four mansions (another was used as the estate where the movie producer gets a horse’s head in his bed in The Godfather) on Sands Point Preserve, 95 Middleneck Road, Port Washington on Long Island.