He said they definitely filmed Brando’s hospital scene there and also the Genco deathbed scene which can only be seen in the trilogy film version. The main home used in the “The Godfather” is located at 110 Longfellow Ave. on Emerson Hill. It’s on the east side of the street and I believe it’s now a record shop. We see Clemenza leaving his house…. Regarding the murder scene of Brasi in the lobby bar of the Hotel St. George: yes, it was indeed filmed there. This is actually a screw up. It was finishing up when I quit in early ’72. Funny, this is the 3rd reference to the Godfather I’ve heard in 2 days, and second one related to locations. It’s called Generation Records. Then watching the movie again later this year convinced myself that was why it was familiar. Maybe they showed Brasi entering the bar from the Edison lobby and duplicated the glass door for continuity if and when they changed locations. She said it is close to the town of Acireale, between Santa Tecla and Strazzo, which narrows it down further. Anyone have any ideas? It was still there into the early 80’s but now is gone. Can’t help you on photos of the St. George’s Hotel, but it played an important role in my family’s history: my parents were married there on Columbus Day in 1957. The stone wall at the NY Godfather house was a prop made of stucco and cardboard. This is the best review of Godfather locations that I’ve ever seen. Even the original railings of the Supreme Court Building – which were themselves added after initial construction finished – have been replaced with standard round pipe railings. Regarding the changes in the “backdrop” to the altar in the baptism scene: The Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s made many changes in the way Catholic churches are arranged, and in particular in having the priest face the congregation during the mass, rather than facing the altar with his back to them as was done previously. The Hotel St. George is indeed still there- it is used for, among other things, student housing. I think I was in the bar one time. There’s a Yahoo group dedicated to the St. George Hotel that has a whole section about the Godfather scene. After his shave, Willie Cicci then goes up the stairs and locks the “hit” in the revolving door and shoots him. Awesome post bro! He said part of it was still up in the side yard. Other than a few hints about the neighborhood, I couldn’t find any information anywhere on the address, and I almost gave up looking. One error in a scene description – the boardroom scene would have been the New York Central Railroad – the Penn Central, which included the New York Central, was created in 1968. Scriptwise that is….From time to time young Frank,in realtime and records may indicate or at least the Puzzo family lore leads me to believe, he actually would hire Mario Puzzo’s father to go out on the line and work with hundreds of others breaking the ballast along the rail line to prevent flooding on or aliong it. The Godfather Part II was released on December 20, 1974. The Sicily scenes couldn’t be filmed in the town of Corleone, as it was too modern-looking. The results on both sides the operands are single virile After the Best & Co. chain went out of business in the mid-1970s, the building was torn down to make way for the 51-story Olympic Tower currently at the site. It was 1971 not the mid-70s. The very same lot was used for a small grave yard for Once Apon A Time in America. They were driving from Midtown Manhattan, so they drove north, crossed the Harlem River on one of the several bridges and got on to the Triboro Bridge system, which has a component bridge that looks very much like the scene in the movie, and which would obligingly point you toward the GW Bridge. Regarding Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, I used to work right across the street from the new hospital location while it was being built. It was later turned into condos, and the building absolutely still stands. Some of the exterior closeups of Michael (and Enzo?) While I can’t say as to the bar where the scene was filmed, the exterior is remarkably preserved and looks exactly like the postcards. I use the Godfather trilogy extensively. You can compare the current St. Regis emblem in the upper right-hand corner to the initials in the window in the photo. THANK YOU! Aristotle Onassis’ Olympic Tower replaced it. River Edge, NJ 07661 There are some critical scenes filmed in Sicily at locations you can still visit today, essentially unspoiled and looking as they did in the early 1970s when the movie was made. http://www.abcnyclimo.com, The confusion over the Cafe Luna also could have come via the book, where the cafe where Michael Corleone shot Sollozzo and McCluskey was called the Luna Azure: http://godfather.wikia.com/wiki/Luna_Azure. FactsFromTexas. I looked it up when I got home and found someone had written up info on it and its appearance in the Godfather. It’s interesting to see how much the sycamore tree in front of Clemenza’s house has grown in 40 years. When it went out of business, its structure was dumped in a small wooded area located along Route 724 in Kenilworth, PA, at the entrance of Towpath Park in East Coventry Township, where the photo on the linked page was taken. Most impressive was Vito’s study, which had been fabricated in the studio, rather than being in the actual house. When I lived in the Brooklyn Heights in the 1990s I went to a gym that was located in what had been the old salt water pool that my mother told me she frequented in the 50s. Sadly, many of them are now gone. The same building was used extensively for Once Apon a Time. Be sure to check out the Widdard Dickard factory building. “The Godfather” Filming Locations in Sicily Corleone is an Italian town and commune of roughly 11,158 inhabitants in Sicily. PBS ran it on Oscar night in 2002; I was flipping back and forth between it and Denzel and Halle’s wins; Kitchell still makes documentary films, including ones on Berkeley’s radical politics and the environment. Scout: Cheers, Stockbauer. I’m an American expat, teaching a film appreciation course in English, in Warsaw, Poland. Many New York producers of TV shows and films were fans of our show, and I was invited by other production professionals to visit studios and locations in New York for two days. However, only the Don leaving the hospital by ambulance was shot at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, the exterior of Michael standing outside with Enzo the baker was shot at Bellevue Hospital, the 29th St. entrance (with close-ups filmed on the Paramount lot in Hollywood). Just check out the opening to “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.”. Just called my friend who was doing his medical residency at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary on 14th St back in the early 1970s. The elevated walkway in the background was part of the old wire factory that ran parallel to the FDR. From stores to actually putting a fake feast,some of the Stripped by souvenir-hunters, the structure remained in place until about 1983, when Ridge Fire Company, along with the owner, burned what was left to clear the land. http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/a/afterhours.html#.V6FhJDsrI2w. Great research on this film. Looks like the right spot to me! I also read that the interior hospital scenes (where Michael and the nurse move Vito’s bed) were shot at the old New York Eye & Ear Infirmary on Second Avenue.
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