Lutton Hoo (Real Site of Victor’s Party) – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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Lutton Hoo – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

The place where Victor’s party was actually filmed was not at the building which served for the facade, but at Lutton Hoo. The gate is a good long horse trot from the estate/spa, which Google maps apparently won’t be getting anywhere near. So all we have is the gate.

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Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Victor’s Mansion – Google Maps Redux Art

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Victor’s Ball – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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The Entrance to Victor’s Supposed Mansion – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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237 Madison, Behind Victor’s Supposed Mansion – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Kubrick crossfades from Bill and Alice exiting the San Remo, in Eyes Wide Shut, to a 3/4 view of the building that will serve as Victor’s mansion. The location is the Polish Consulate General, in the Joseph Raphael de Lama house, at the corners of East 37th Street and Madison Avenue in New York. Behind it, we see a part of 237 Madison Ave. which is Morgan’s Hotel. 233 is the home of the Polish Consulate General.

The number 237 will have meaning for fans of Kubrick’s The Shining.

Below is a still from the film of Victor’s.

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Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – San Remo – Google Maps Redux Art

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San Remo – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Bill and Alice live at the San Remo building at 145/146 Central Park West, though the exterior of the building doesn’t fit at all with the layout of the apartment but who cares. We’re twice given this anchor, between the scenes of Alice and Bill in the dressing room at film’s beginning, and later when Bill returns home from his second trip to Somerton.

The below image above is a side view of the building, from 74th Street.

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A Back Fence – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

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San Remo Entrance – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

Above is the front of the San Remo.

The first shot of the building in the film, Kubrick cutting to Bill at the dressing room window, Bill is searching for something but also looking out the window. What he’s looking at, if anything, or out what side of the building we don’t know.

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The Benches – Revisiting “Eyes Wide Shut” – Google Maps Redux

In the shot of the building a man is seated on the far left of these benches across the street in front of the park.

Below are a couple of bonus shots, just because I like them. One is a corner view of the building neighboring the San Remo, between it and the Dakota, and the other shows a view of the benches before that building and a worker looking up at it. A much better bench shot than the above, but not the right building.

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