Includes directors, comedians, and other show-biz
930 Fifth Ave today
930 Fifth Ave
(near 74th St)
Woody Allen is an American film director, writer,
actor, comedian, musician and playwright. This is the apartment that
Woody moved into after his play, "Play It Again, Sam", became a
Broadway hit. It opened on February 12, 1969.
He lived at this address from 1969 into the1990s, in a large duplex
penthouse apartment. He has since moved to a townhouse on E 70th
st. with his wife and children.
75 Bank St
75 Bank St.
Bacall is an American film and stage actress and
model. Known for her husky voice and sultry looks, she has continued
acting to the present day. She moved to this address with her mother
when she was 17. By time time she was 21 she had moved to California
and married Humphrey Bogart.
After spending many years in California, she moved back to NYC and
into the Dakota
at 1 west 72nd St, where she lives today.
230 East 62nd St
230 East 62nd Street
Born in 1902, Tallulah Bankhead was an American
actress who had a long career in movies, stage and TV. It was the movie
Lifeboat (1944) for director Alfred Hitchcock that perhaps she is best
She moved into this townhouse in the late 50s.
She died in New York in 1968.
245 W 103rd St.
434 E 52nd St
In childhood, Bogart lived
103rd St. This house still stands.
In his mid 20s he moved to 43 East
Pomander Walk—260-266 West 95th Street (dates
434 E 52nd St
Bogard lived here when he starred in the
Broadway play The Petrified Forest, in 1935. This was the role that
made him a star. He left for California in1936 to start his movie
John Lennon had an apartment here in 1973-74.
Just a few of Bogart's movies: High Sierra, The Maltese Falcon,
Casablanca, The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1948), opposite his wife Lauren Bacall, The Treasure of the
Sierra Madre (1948) and The African Queen
132 West 4th today
132 West 4th St
Barrymore lived on the top floor of this townhouse
between 1917 and
1920. The apartment is rumored to be haunted by the famous actor.
751/2 Bedford Street This was an earlier address for Barrymore.
In 1923, poet Edna
St. Vincent Millay lived at this famous nine and a half feet wide
Barrymore (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor,
frequently called the greatest of his generation. A member of a
multi-generation theatrical dynasty, he was the brother of Lionel
Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, and is the paternal grandfather of Drew
Patchin Place today
Place( a cul-de-sac located off 10th Street and Avenue of
Brando live here in 1943, while rooming with his sister.
43 Fifth Ave at 11th st. Northeast
Brando lived here in 1946 in a tiny apartment with a roommate named
Russian violinist. This was when he was studying acting in
53 W. 57th In 1949, Brando and his close friend Wally Cox roomed together in a
2-room apartment in a building on this site.
13 St. Mark's Place today
13 St Marks Place The comedian lived here in 1964 during his federal
Bruce was an American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and
satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. He was arrested several times on
obsenity charges in the early sixties. He was found guilty of obscenity
on November 4, 1964. The conviction was announced despite positive
testimony and petitions of support from Woody Allen, Bob Dylan, Jules
Feiffer, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, William Styron, and James
Baldwin, among other artists, writers. Bruce was sentenced on December
21, 1964, to four months in the workhouse.
263 East 10th Street
Avenue D and 8th Street Born in 1899, this was Cagney's first home-Cagney's
Irish imigrant, owned a
In 1907 moved to 96th
between 3rd Ave
and Lexington Ave
420 E 78th St. Cagney lived in an apartment in this building as a
34 Gramercy Park E. This red brick Victorian apartment house called the
Gramercy was built in 1883 and is probably the city's first
cooperative. the building still has cable-controlled bird cage
elevators. It was also the home of Margaret Hamilton who played the
wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz.
34 Gramercy Park East
217 East 61st today
217 East 61st St.
here from1960 until his death in 1966.
Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920–July 23, 1966) was an American film
actor. He was known for his brooding, sensitive, working-class
character roles, and received four Academy Award nominations during his
On May 12, 1956, while filming Raintree County, he smashed his car into
a telephone pole after leaving a party at the home of his Raintree
County co-star Elizabeth Taylor and her then-husband Michael Wilding.
Taylor raced to Clift's side. He suffered a broken jaw and nose, a
fractured sinus, and several facial lacerations. After a long recovery,
he returned to the set to finish the film.
On Monday, July 22, 1966, Clift spent most of the day in his bedroom in
this New York City townhouse. He and his live-in personal secretary,
Lorenzo James had not spoken much all day. At 1 a.m., Lorenzo went up
to say goodnight. The Misfits was airing on TV that night, and Lorenzo
asked Clift if he wanted to watch it. "Absolutely NOT!" was the reply.
This turned out to be the last time Montgomery Clift spoke to anyone.
At 6 a.m. the next morning, Lorenzo went to wake him, but found the
bedroom door locked. Unable to break it down, he ran down to the garden
and climbed a ladder to the bedroom window. When he got inside, he
found Clift dead. He was undressed, lying on his back in bed, with
glasses on and fists clenched.
150 East 69th st
36 Sutton Place
1955 to 1957: After their marriage, she and forth husband, Al
Steele, lived at here (his "bachelor pad") while waiting for their new
East 70th St. apt. to be renovated.
2 East 70th St
1957-1967—Crawford and Steel lived here for ten years
until his death.
East 69th (between Lex and third) The Imperial House
After her husband's death she moved to this
In September 1973, Crawford moved from apartment
22-G to the smaller apartment 22-H. Her last public appearance was
September 23, 1974, at a party honoring her old friend Rosalind Russell
at New York's Rainbow Room. Russell was battling breast cancer at the
time and died two years later in 1976. When Crawford saw the
unflattering photos of both stars that appeared in the papers the next
day, she said, "If that's how I look, then they won't see me anymore."
Crawford cancelled all public appearances, began declining interviews
and left her apartment less and less.
In May, 1977, Crawford died in her New York apartment from a heart
attack. She was also ill with cancer.
This was first Mia’s mother’s
apartment (Maureen O’Sullivan).
Parts of the movie, Hannah and Her
filmed in this apt. She was forced to move in the 1990s when the
apartment was decontrolled and the rent skyrocketed.
530 East 72nd Street Mia lived here in the early 60s while married to Frank
2 Beekman Place at Mitchell Place The actress had a six room apartment here in the
1930's. This was her NY home when she wasn't in Hollywood.
Ritz Towers–465 Park Avenue at 57th Street Garbo lived here for a time in the 40s
The Campanile—450 East
52nd Street This is where the reclusive actress ived for close
to half a
century until her death in 1990. One room of her seven-room East 52nd
St flat has
recreated and is
on display in Sweden at the PUB department store where she once was a
hat model and a salesgirl.
This hotel's historical past includes some of the
celebrities that were long-time residents including Cary Grant (who
resided in the hotel for over 12 years) and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Berlin.
The Beatles stayed at The Warwick during their first trip to New York,
and it was also home to Elvis Presley whenever he was in New York City
for various appearances.
This was Hamilton's New York City home. She is most famous for playing
the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz.
Remo Apartments-145-146 Central
Miss Hayworth lived here during the
years of her life in her daughter, Yazmin Khan’s, apartment.
244 East 49th Street
Hepburn lived at this townhouse in Turtle Bay for
over 50 years.
16 West 11th Street (between
5th and 6th) Dustin moved here with his wife in the early 1970’s
after he made The Graduate and then Midnight Cowboy. On March 6, 1970
the house at 18 W 11th exploded and caught fire, killing one person.
The explosion caused considerable damage to Hoffman's house and he was
forced to move. It turned out that 18 W 11th had been used as a
bomb-manufactuing center by the 60s terrorist group the Weatherman and
exposives were still on the premises.
Later he lived at the San
Apartments, 145-146 Central Park West.
Park West / 1 and 7 West 81st Street
This was Rock's home away from Hollywood.
Dakota —1 west 72nd
Holliday was a resident of the Dakota for many years. She
inhabited apartment #77 until her death from breast cancer at age 43 on
June 7, 1965.
Dakota —1 West 72nd St.
Karloff and his wife Evelyn moved to New York in
1951, eventually taking up residence in the Dakota apartment building.
Karloff had a one-bed, one-bath, 1,150-square-foot apartment on the top
floor. The apartment sits in the upper-left-hand corner of the building
when you look at it from Central Park.
212 East 72nd St
167 E. 74th St Kazan lived here from 1945 to 1955. While living
here he directed the plays All my
Sons, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Death of a Salesman and made the
movie of Streetcar as well as
On the Waterfront.
212 East 72nd Street Kazan lived here from 1955 until the early 60s. This
home was close to his friend John Steinbeck's house at 206 E. 72nd St.
While living here he directed Cat on
a Hot Tin Roof and Dark at
the Top of the Stairs on Broadway and the movies Baby Doll, A Face in the Crowd, and Splendor in the Grass.
(now the Melrose)
Barbizon Hotel for Women—140 East 63rd Street (Now the Melrose Hotel)
In1947, after graduating from high school, Kelly decided to pursue her
dreams of a career in the theater. She auditioned for and was accepted
into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. Living in the
Barbizon Hotel for Women, Kelly worked as a model to support her
studies and began her first term the following October.
It's said Grace Kelly danced down the halls clad only in her skivvies
988 5th Ave—Grace lived at this address for a time. Manhattan House, at 200 E 66th Street. In 1952
Kelly signed a 7-year contract with MGM. Kelly signed the deal under
two conditions: First, one out of every two years, she have time off to
work in the theater and second, that she be able to live in New York
City, at the now-landmarked Manhattan House.
Only 4 years later, Grace Kelly became Princess Grace with her marraige
to Prince Rainier III.
Myrna Loy lived here for several decades before her death in 1993.
Loy is probably best remembered for her roll as Nora Charles in The
Thin Man movies.
PHOTO SOURCE: AP
444 East 57th St, 13th
Mailyn lived here with Arthur Miller whom she
1956. They divorced in 1961. She kept
apartment until her death in 1962.
569 Lexington Ave
(50th Streeet) — location
of the famous photo
During the 1955 filming of "Seven Year Itch," the Hollywood legend
posed in front of the historic Loews Theater, now the
Metropolitan Hotel, for her
now famous "skirt flying scene."
101 Avenue A Nico was one of Warhol's "factory girls" and a
member of the Velvet Underground. She lived in this second floor
apartment during the
heyday of the Velvet Underground. The Pyramid Club is on the street
level directly below this apartment.
Columbus Avenue at 51st
Street Jackson Browne
lived with with Nico for a while at this
Daughter, Mia Farrow, kept
this apartment after
her mother’s death. Parts of "Hannah and Her Sisters" were filmed here.
Irish actress who was considered Ireland's first film star.
In 1932, she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. After several
roles there and at other movie studios, she was chosen by Irving
Thalberg to appear as Jane Parker in Tarzan the Ape Man opposite
co-star Johnny Weissmuller, with whom she had a brief affair during the
early 1930s. Besides playing Jane, she was one of the more popular
ingenues at MGM throughout the 1930s.
Apthorp—2207 Broadway (78th
& 79th Streets)
65 Central Park West
467 West 21st St.
here in the 1960s and 70s.
Dakota —1 west 72nd
Park West / 1 and 7 West 81st Street
Randall had a 10-room
sprawl, with 20 windows facing the park. The apartment had
coffered ceilings, four bedrooms, eight walk-in closets, 21-foot eat-in
kitchen and private elevator landing.
here before moving to The Beresford
The Kenilworth—151 Central Park
Old time Central Park Westers recall with amusment
seeing, from time-to-time, Sherlock Holmes walking in Central
Park with Frankenstein! Rathbone's friend, Boris Karloff, lived 3
blocks away in the Dakota.
Dakota —1 West 72nd
Pomander Walk—260-266 West 95th
Street (dates unknown)
Pomander Walk is a village-in-a-city, a tiny pedestrian-only street of
tiny houses running from 94th to 95th Street between Broadway and West
Humphrey Bogart and Lillian and Dorothy Gish also lived on Pomnder Walk
at one time.
Dakota —1 West 72nd
Ryan's apartment became John Lennon
and Yoko Ono's
apartment after he moved out in 1973, shortly before his death from
lung cancer at age 63.
From the 1940s until his death in 1973 Ryan had key roles in many major
films. A few notable movies from the later part of his career were The Dirty Dozen, The Professionals and Sam
Peckinpah's highly influential brutal western The Wild Bunch.
217 East 62nd St.
Scorsese sold this townhouse in November 2007. He moved to a nearby
beauty on 64th Street near Park Ave.
Dakota —1 west 72nd
Zachary Scott (February 24, 1914 – October 3, 1965)
was an American actor, most notable for his roles as villains and
Alfred Lunt discovered Scott acting in local theater in Texas in the
early 1940s. He convinced him to move to New York City, where he
appeared on Broadway. Jack Warner saw him in a performance, and signed
him to appear his first movie 1944.
740 Park Avenue — at 71st Street
In the Summer
of 1964, after her 21st birthday, Edie moved to New York and into her
grandmother’s fourteen room apartment at this address.
In the fall of 1964 she moved into her own apartment on E. 63rd Street between Fifth and Madison (exact
In January 1965, Edie met Andy
Warhol and became one of his "Factory Girls".
Chelsea Hotel (Room 105) After leaving the Factory, she lived here. 1966-1967
Jerry also owns a building for his cars on West 83rd, between Columbus and Amsterdam.
Beresford — 211 Central Park West / 1 and 7 West 81st Street
19 West 12th St Streep bought this house in 1995 for 2 million. The
162 year old, 25 ft
wide townhouse was sold in October 2005 for 9.1 million
The Osborne Apartments—205 West 57th Street
This is where Young ended his life, in 1978, by
first shooting his wife of three weeks and then turning the gun on