Friday, February 20, 2009

Movies and TV episodes at Old Westbury Gardens

Westbury House and the Gardens have been featured in many movies and TV episodes, starting with North by Northwest in 1959. So, if some part of Old Westbury Gardens seems familiar to you on your first visit, it could be because you've seen that room or garden before in a movie or TV show! Here's a list of all the movies and TV shows that have been filmed at Old Westbury Gardens:

North by Northwest, 1959
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring Cary Grant

From the Terrace, 1960
Directed by Mark Robson
Starring Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward

The Swimmer, 1968
Directed by Frank Perry
Starring Burt Lancaster

Love Story, 1970
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Starring Ryan O’ Neal

Oliver’s Story, 1978 (Sequel to Love Story)
Starring Ryan O’Neal & Candice Bergman

Just Tell Me What You Want, 1980
Directed by Sidney Lusnet
Starring Ali McGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn & Dina Merril

Lovesick, 1983
Directed by Marshall Brickman
Starring Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, & Alec Guiness

Age of Innocence, 1993
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Daniel Day Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder in the Walled Garden

Academy Awards:
Winner for Best Costume Design
Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Winona Ryder
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Art Direction

Golden Globes:
Winner for Best Supporting Actress: Winona Ryder
Nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominated for Best Actress – Drama: Michelle Pfeiffer
Best Director: Martin Scorsese

Wolf, 1994
Directed by Mike Nichols
Starring Jack Nicholson & Michelle Pfeiffer

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, 1995
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Starring Patrick Swayze & Wesley Snipes

The Associate, 1996
Directed by Donald Petrie
Starring Whoopie Goldberg

Eight Millimeter, 1998
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Starring Nicholas Cage

Cruel Intentions, 1998
Directed by Roger Kumble
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, & Selma Blair

Curse of the Jade Scorpion, 2000
Directed by Woody Allen
Starring Helen Hunt

Kal Ho Naa Ho, 2003
Bollywood Movie
Directed by Nikhil Advani
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Jaya Bachchan, Sonali Bendre

The Manchurian Candidate, 2004
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Starring Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, & Liev Schreiber

Hitch, 2005
Directed by Andy Tennant
Starring Will Smith, Kevin James, & Eva Mendes

American Gangster, 2007
Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Denzel Washington

Bernard and Doris, 2007
Directed by Bob Balaban
Starring Ralph Finnes and Susan Saradan

Nominated for a Golden Globe in 2009 for
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Susan Sarandon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Ralph Fiennes

American Castles - A&E
Christmas Castles - A&E
Sex & The City - HBO, 2002
Gold Coast Mansions - WLIW, 2005
The Prince (pilot), 2005
Gossip Girl - CW, 2009

Be sure to watch Gossip Girl on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 8/7c on the CW network for Episode #219, the Grandfather. This episode includes numerous scenes filmed on location in Westbury House and the surrounding Gardens. Here are a few pictures from that episode:
Blair, Chuck and Serena in the Red Ballroom.
Dan and Serena on the South Terrace.


Bailey the Wonder Dog said...

Apparently the Gossip Girl episode has changed it's title to "The Age of Dissonance". Maybe they read the blog!

Rhianna Banana said...

Actually, I think they changed the airing date. The episode titled "The Age of Dissonance" is airing on March 16, and the episode filmed at Old Westbury Gardens "The Grandfather", is airing on March 23.

Anonymous said...

the wedding photo scene from the movie Arthor 2011 with Russell Brand was also filmed in the yard of the house

Zach D. said...

I believe there was a music video by Jodeci that was filmed at Old Westbury Gardens...