New York can be a magical place. But the New York of the movies might be even more magical.
Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies, a multimedia exhibit at Grand Central‘s Vanderbilt Hall, is on display through June 22. Based on the book by James Sanders, the exhibit features huge recreations of NYC landscapes used by MGM in films like North by Northwest and The Clock, film footage of streets and skylines used in movies from the 1930′s to the present, and panels that will walk you through depictions of the city in such iconic films such as 42nd Street, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Annie Hall.
Mediabistro.com co-sponsored the opening party of the exhibit on June 5th. 200 guests sipped Ginger Rodgers and Scarlett O’Hara cocktails (courtesy of Chopin Vodka) as they toasted the exhibit, and explored images from the many films that have made the city a spectacular backdrop in Hollywood. Check out a few party photos after the jump.
And don’t miss Celluloid Skyline’s beautiful website, with interactive features and galleries.
Capturing the romance, ambition, beauty, and grit in a way that real life never can, the New York of the movies might help you fall in love with the real city once again.
Rachel Edelman, Events Manager
Celluloid Skyline party photos are after the jump.
Photos by Gary Wexler.