Scent of a woman, 1992

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New York

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)


Trivia

The ballroom of the Pierre Hotel is supposedly seen in the 1999 update of The Thomas Crown Affair, with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo, but the library of Bronx College stands in for it

Scent of a Woman filming location: Waldorf Astoria, Park Avenue, Manhattan

Scent Of A Woman location: Charlie and Lt Col Slade stay in a luxury hotel: Waldorf Astoria, Park Avenue, Manhattan

College kid Charlie Simms (Chris O’Donnell) accompanies fearsomely blind, suicidal ex-soldier Lt Col Frank Slade (Al Pacino) for a last fling in New York.

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: Plaza Hotel, New York

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.




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