Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5Ws of… Auntie Mame

What: Auntie Mame,” a 1958 comedy starring Rosalind Russell, follows the madcap adventures of a free-spirited New Yorker who lives on the Upper East Side.  

Who: Set designer George James Hopkins received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction – Set Decoration for the over-the-top apartment set décor, which changes in practically every scene.

Where: Auntie Mame’s address is 3 Beekman Place.  Beekman Place proper runs from north to south fro two blocks and is situated between the eastern end of 51 and 49 Streets.  Beekman Place also refers to the residential neighborhood that surrounds the street itself.  It is named after the Beekman family, an influential family in the development of the city. 

When: Want to do a bit of redecorating yourself? Come celebrate the launch of 3BEEKMAN, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman’s new furniture collection inspired by both the period in which the movie was set (1928) and the main character’s fearless approach to decorating.  Toast fabulous style – classic and current! – at a showroom cocktail party on May 16 in New York.  For more information, call the Lewis Mittman showroom at 212 888 5580. 

Why: “Life’s a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” – Auntie Mame

Images: 1,2,3,5,6: "Auntie Mame" via HookedOnHouses.com; 4: "Honey Bed" by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman

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