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The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Start by touring Mary's apartment here.




A new, improved tour of Mary's Apartment below:





Did you remember that Mary had no bedroom in her first apartment? She used the pull-out bed in her sofa each night instead.


Image from: HookedonHouses.net


A couple more views we never got to see on the show. Oh, how I love this apartment! But, poor Mare, she had such a small kitchen - maybe that contributed to all of her misfortunes when giving parties.

Notice the tiny little dorm-sized fridge that sits under the counter? That's all she had. Try giving a party with that!



And, now for the 4th wall.



How did I come up with the idea of beams on the ceiling? These shots below give us a little peek at the beams.




Here's an overhead view of Mary's entire apartment, including the never-shown bathroom, because even though it goes against character, I'm pretty sure Mary would have needed one.



And finally, Mary's apartment dressed up for the holidays.




I discovered an Etsy account [Donna's Craft Collage] that makes replicas of Mary's hat. I am receiving no compensation for putting this information here, but for those who would like a copy of the hat and didn't win the contest I held, here is her site: https://www.etsy.com/listing/494335974/mary-tyler-moore-style-crochet-beret?ref=shop_home_feat_1&frs=1


To see the other TV and movie homes I've finished, visit the home page here:: https://www.mockingbirdlane.design/


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Famous cricket player. He performed very well in all matches. It seems that metal stud framing appreciate him for good performance and he is a best bowler. Audience also encourage him for best performance and also like his performance.

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Mockingbird Lane
Mockingbird Lane
07 mai 2019

Yes. I have found no TV house yet that would has the exterior we are shown on TV match what was going on inside. Leave it to Beaver and Bewitched came close, but not as far as the 2nd story goes.

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Ray Pointer
Ray Pointer
07 mai 2019

Another curiosity is the closet door on the extended stage right wall. In order for this to be a closet, there has to be depth to accommodate the space for the closet. Being a dormer, such a projection would not be normal. another thing that is common with shows shot three-camera is the entrance on a platform with a sunken living room floor. This is done more for the esthetics for the camera and blocking of the actors. But in reality, such a floor would not exist. And speaking of camera esthetics, the purpose of "splaying out" the walls instead of placing at 90 degree angles was to make lighting and camera positions made simpler for the three camera tech…

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marinacoates
marinacoates
07 mai 2019

Ray -

I LOVE when others care about the details. I'll tell you how I derived my spatial use. I knew that the apartment wouldn't just be a blank wall at the end of where we saw the apartment, even though we never saw light reflected into the home, like you do on I Love Lucy, etc. And homes like this often have the same window set up on the opposing side. I made the depth of the apartment that which would be consistent with the top of the home that we are shown on TV as the exterior shot. I found an image from the show that lets us see the beams over the entryway. I knew that they…

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Ray Pointer
Ray Pointer
07 mai 2019

Wasn't Mary's apartment in a top floor dormer unit in Phyllis' house? With this in mind, does this floor plan conform to the architecture of such a dormer?

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