Venice

Mozart in Venice

 

Mozart in the Jungle, one of my favorite shows, is back, and the season kicks off in Venice with one of my favorite rooms!

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3, Episode 1 - The home of La Fiamma!

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3, Episode 1 - The home of La Fiamma!

Stripes on top and white marble on the bottom!  Yes please!  Notice how the stripes are made from fabric, instead of paper, with upholstery ribbon around the edges.  And even the door to the kitcen is upholstered to complete the perfection.  

Also, shout out to this opera house where each seat is an armchair.  

Tip of the Top Hat

Fred Astaire could dance in an empty room and it would be a masterpiece, so the sets in Top Hat (1935) are just icing on the cake.  

I was first taken with this this hotel room, because it is completely unconcerned with realism.  There are no windows, a space massive enough for an aerobic tap number, and walls that reach up to the soundstage ceiling with out a hint of reasonable scale.  

But this hotel room was swiftly topped by the set of Venice, Italy:

Just to be clear, this is not supposed to be the Venetian Hotel, this is the actual Venice, Italy.