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Long Island's Gold Coast

  Gold Coast Mansions on the Silver Screen

Old Westbury Gardens -First featured in the Alfred Hitchcock classic North By Northwest, starring Cary Grant, this is, without a doubt, Hollywood's favorite Gold Coast mansion. Numerous films have been shot at this location. Among them: Love Story, Age of Innocence starring Wynona Ryder, Wolf starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer, and most recently, Cruel Intentions with Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. On the subject of North By Northwest, this movie also utilized the old Glen Cove Courthouse for the Police Station scenes.

Oheka Castle -Citizen Kane used this mansion in the opening scenes, utilizing aerial shots of the impressive rooflines. The 2008 film, What Happens in Vegas starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, was also filmed here.

Planting Fields -Love Story used this mansion only for the Main Gate shot, which, in a twist of Hollywood magic, lead to "Old Westbury Gardens". The remake of Sabrina also used the estate for some scenes.

Hempstead House -New Jack City used this Sands Point mansion for interior shots.

Knole -Reversal of Fortune starring Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close. This Old Westbury mansion was chosen as the Hollywood version of the Claus Von Bulow mansion.

Salutations -Sabrina the remake, starring Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond was filmed at this Glen Cove mansion. The original Sabrina, starring William Holden, Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, was also filmed in Glen Cove.

Falaise -The Godfather used this Sands Point mansion for the famous "horse head in the bed" scene.

Caumsett -Arthur filmed stable scenes on this Estate.

Eagle's Nest -Crocodile Dundee II was filmed at this Wm K. Vanderbilt II mansion.

Mill Neck Manor -Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy.

The Braes -Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer used this Glen Cove mansion.