Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY, a former Phipps Estate and now an inarguable treasure open to the public. The mansion and grounds have served as backdrops in many Hollywood films. Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) saw Cary Grant's Roger Thornhill held captive here (exterior shots only; the interior was recreated on a Hollywood set). You can also spot this mansion in: Love Story (1970), Age of Innocence (1993), Wolf (1994), American Gangster (2007), and many more films.
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Discover Long Island / Homes of the Gold Coast / The Glittering domains of LI's royalty. Shea, B. Newsday, October 19, 2001, p. B. 19.
Fact Fiction: A Gold Coast tour with Nelson DeMille. Burson, P. Newsday, November 5, 2008, p. B. 2.
History takes a hit on Gold Coast In disrepair; another grand LI estate faces wrecking ball. Dooley, E. Newsday, March 6, 2011, p. A.13.
In the Region / Long Island: 7 home planned at former estate held by college New York Tech is to retain mansion built by the du Ponts. Sharan, D. The New York Times, July 29, 2001, p. R.E. 7.
Mining the Gold Coast: Gatsby's Long Island is long gone, but for a teenager with a passion for collecting pieces of yesterday, that gilded world glitters still. Shin, J. Y., Newsday, August 10, 1995, p. B. 03.
Where riches and fantasy reigned. Marks, P. The New York Times, May 26, 1995, p. C. 1.