The mall is a scene-stealer in new 'Scenes From a Mall'

October 04, 1990|By Los Angeles Times

HOLLYWOOD -- Director Paul Mazursky may have lined u Woody Allen and Bette Midler as the leads in "Scenes From a Mall," but it sounds like the Stamford (Conn.) Town Center, where most of the filming will take place, is the real star.

The dramatic comedy, revolving around the 16th anniversary of a lawyer and his psychologist wife, takes place in one day at the mall.

Co-producer and production designer Pato Guzman, Mazursky's longtime collaborator, selected the Stamford Town Center from "over 100" possibilities around the United States for its multilevel "futuristic look," including 900,000 square feet of mirrored escalators, atriums and 132 shops.

"People have been hanging off balconies to get a look," says an insider on the set. "When Bette finished a take, the shoppers applauded and she gave them a wave."

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