Hannah and Her Sisters

Hop on the TCM Classic Film Tour to see locations from Woody Allen’s classic film, Hannah and Her Sisters, as well as many others!

Hannah and her Sisters was written and directed by Woody Allen.  The film follows the lives of three sisters: Lee (Barbara Hershey), a painter; Holly (Diane Wiest), who dreams of becoming a writer or an actress; and Hannah (Mia Farrow), a famous actress, good mother, wife, and sister.  Things begin to fall apart when Hannah’s husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), begins an affair with Lee, who has just left her boyfriend, Frederick. Holly lives an unstable life, and is constantly dependent on Hannah, which leads to resentment.  She eventually meets Mickey (Woody Allen), Hannah’s ex-husband, a neurotic, hypochondriac TV producer.  He is supportive of her and they fall in love and eventually marry.

Golden Globe winner Mia Farrow, who plays Hannah, is the daughter of a director and an actress.  Her acting career began in 1959 with very small roles.  She has since been featured in films such as Rosemary’s Baby, The Purple Rose of Cairo, New York Stories, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Husbands and Wives, The Omen, and Be Kind Rewind.

Woody Allen produced countless other films throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, many of them taking place in New York City.  Woody’s films range from comedy, musicals, dark and gloomy drama, to romance and action. He has received several awards and nominations for his work, including several Academy Awards and British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. Allen has also been very active in the theatre scene, writing in appearing in various plays including, From A to Z, Don’t Drink the Water, Play it Again Sam and The Floating Light Bulb.

Our classic film tour will show you locations from this seminal New York film.  When Sam Waterston’s architect character, David, takes Holly and April for a tour of his favorite New York buildings, you see the beautiful Dakota Apartments, also the setting for Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, and the scene for John Lennon’s assassination in 1980.  After “accidentally” running into each other, Elliott and Lee browse for a copy of E.E. Cumming’s poems at Pageant Book & Print Shop, now the Pageant Bar and Grill, 109 East Ninth Street.  They then have an affair at the St. Regis Hotel, located at 2 East 55th Street (and also seen in The Godfather).  Other locations featured in the film include the Booth Theatre at 222 West 45th Street, Cafe Carlyle at the Carlyle Hotel (35 East 76th Street), and the beautiful Chrysler Building at 405 Lexington Avenue.  Hannah’s apartment is at the Langham, 135 Central Park West – which was Mia Farrow’s home in real life.

* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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