Historically, for me, The Plaza is the “ultimate hotel”. A place between dream and reality, whose aura was magnified by glamor literature, film and television.
This is where Macaulay Culkin engulfs the mountains of cakes and ice cream in Home Alone II: Lost In New York. Where Carrie said goodbye to Mr Big in Sex and the City. Where are conducted in one of the key scenes of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (a regular on the spot), brought up to date by Baz Luhrmann this year.
The first film to have been shot on location? North by Northwest (1959) with Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock a certain … We had already glimpse the establishment in other productions, but this is the first time that an entire team travels to run on places.