Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Marla Hanson Story (1991)

Model Marla Hanson made headlines in 1986 after she suffered a brutal attack and had her face slashed with a razor blade.  Marla's landlord, Steve Roth, orchestrated the attack, hiring two lowlifes to carry out the grisly crime after she declined his sexual advances.  She received over 100 stitches to her face and was further victimized by the judicial system.  The Marla Hanson Story was one of many women-in-peril TV Movies of the Week in the late 80s/early 90s.

The Marla Hanson Story was filmed in Brooklyn and New York, NY

Location: Marla's Waitressing Job
Address: Grand Central Station, New York, NY

It has been many eating establishments over the years.  It is currently Michael Jordan's The Steak House NYC.

Location: Marla Books Her First Gig
Address: 152 W 57th Street, New York, NY

Marla exits out of The Carnegie Hall Tower.  The Russian Tea Room can be seen in the background.

Location: Marla's Apartment Building
Address: 433 W 34th Street & Dyer Avenue, New York, NY

The Empire State Building off in the distance...

This location is later seen during Marla's attack, which is still difficult to watch.  It is right at the entrance to The Lincoln Tunnel, where the attack actually occurred.  Shutters Bar & Grill is now a cleaners.

Location: Marla's Photo Shoot
Address: Pierrepont Place & Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY

Location: St. Vincent's Hospital  
Address: 153 W 11th Street & 7th Avenue, New York, NY

Marla was taken to St. Vincent's after her attack.  It closed in 2010 and was turned into a luxury condo building, making it unrecognizable.  

Though the name does live on in the street sign.

And the air conditioners across the street are still heavily guarded...

Location: Marla Walks Through Central Park
Address: Central Park near Gapstow Bridge, New York, NY

Looking east toward 5th Avenue...

Locations Visited: September 2016

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