Will NBC’s Gilded Age New York Drama To Be Written by Downton Abbey Creator Julian Fellowes Also Be A Masterpiece?

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A rare example of Manhattan's opulent Gilded Age, has been sold for a staggering $ 42 million. The 15,225 square-foot, seven-level building is one of the premier examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Located at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue, was once part of Millionaire’s Row still has all of its period details and includes a full servant’s quarters in the basement, cellar, living room, dining room, galleries, several bedroom suites, a library, and a massive roof overlooking Central Park. Designed by Sanford White.

A rare example of Manhattan’s opulent Gilded Age  has been sold for a  $42 million. The 15,225 square-foot, seven-floor private home  is a stunning  example of Beaux-Arts architecture. Located at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue on ‘Millionaire’s Row’,  the Sanford White mansion has lavish  period details and includes a full servant’s quarters, living room, dining room, galleries, several bedroom suites, a library, and a massive roof overlooking Central Park.

NBC Signs Creator of ‘Downton Abbey’ for Drama About Gilded Age in New York

I don’t expect to see Danish modern furniture  on the sets of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ new Gilded Age drama for NBC. But I’m not expecting the layers of period

57fbee122fff71c7a6ceab9e2cc50223 detail the Brits and Masterpiece do so well. HBO’s Boardwalk Empire is a visual feast, but they have Scorsese to nudge them on the finer points.  I’ll stay hopeful. Maybe the Peacock Network really does get Edith Wharton’s New York.

A rare example of Manhattan's opulent Gilded Age, has been sold for a staggering $ 42 million. The 15,225 square-foot, seven-level building is one of the premier examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Located at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue, was once part of Millionaire’s Row still has all of its period details and includes a full servant’s quarters in the basement, cellar, living room, dining room, galleries, several bedroom suites, a library, and a massive roof overlooking Central Park.

From the New York Times:

By BILL CARTER

Julian Fellowes, the creator of Lee Everett/The Mount, via Associated Press Julian Fellowes, the creator of “Downton Abbey,” this month visited the Mount, in Lenox, Mass., the estate of Edith Wharton, who will surely guide his drama for NBC on the Gilded Age in New York.

“Julian Fellowes, the creator of the British period drama “Downton Abbey,” has concluded a deal to create a new period drama for NBC based on the Gilded Age of New York City, the network announced on Tuesday.

The new television drama will be produced by the NBC Universal television studio.

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Caroline Astor, The Queen Of NY Society

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John D. Rockefeller and his son JDR, Jr.

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In its release, NBC described the series, which will be called “The Gilded Age,” as an “epic tale of the princes 2006.28_F af657916e5383643e749bd7f6eaef6d5 of the American Renaissance, and the vast fortunes they made — and spent — in late 19th century New York.”

Mr. Fellowes said in a statement, “This was a vivid time with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry; a time when money was king.”

He will continue in his executive producer role on the Emmy-award-winning “Downton Abbey,” which is shown on PBS. The show just announced that a fourth season would go into production.

NBC did not say how soon its show might be on the air, but it comes at the tail end of the traditional development period for the fall television season”

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