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Friday September 21st 2018

Wolf | 1994

Wolf filming location: Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island
Wolf location: the estate of Raymond Alden: Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island | Photograph: iStockphoto © Jim Lopes

Considering the talent involved, this reworking of the werewolf myth in contemporary Manhattan is a bit disappointing.

There are a couple of familiar locations: The estate of Raymond Alden (Christopher Plummer) is Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, on Long Island, which is probably more familiar as the Townsend house in Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, as well as featuring in Love Story, American Gangster and Cruel Intentions.

Wolf filming location: Bradbury Building, downtown Los Angeles
Wolf location: the ‘New York’ publishing office: Bradbury Building, South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles

And the publishing company office of Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) isn’t in New York at all, but over on the West Coast in LA. It’s the Bradbury Building, 304 South Broadway at Third Street, downtown Los Angeles, seen in plenty of movies, most famously Blade Runner, but also in (500) Days Of Summer and The Artist.

The upscale hotel Randall moves into could be found on New York’s West Side. It was the Mayflower Hotel, which stood at 15 Central Park West and 61st Street, until demolished in 2004. Scenes for Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant were also filmed in the Mayflower.