NYC’s Most Iconic Filming Locations: Fifth Avenue
Narrated by Cara Cusumano, Tribeca Festival Director & VP Programming
Fifth Avenue’s role as an iconic destination for shopping, as well as its use for popular parades and festivals, has led to it being featured as a destination in countless films ranging from seasonal musicals spanning the thoroughfare to films embracing fashion and commerce set along the avenue. Popular culture highlights the glamor of being on Fifth Ave. Innumerable comedies and musicals feature Fifth as the prime destination or the setting for its characters, from It Happened on Fifth to Easter Parade. Perhaps most famously, Audrey Hepburn’s memorable turn at Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly emphasizes the glamor of ogling the fancy baubles of Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue. Glamorous and decadent, Fifth Avenue has always captivated New Yorkers and the world as a space for flaunters to see and be seen.