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“The Writers’ Room”

 
 
"The Writers' Room" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
1. "The Writers' Room" Marker
Inscription. “The Writers' Room”
Here at City Center, Your Show of Shows came to life each week. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Howard Morris, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Tony Webster, Joe Stein, Danny Simon, Max Liebman, and Woody Allen made both a classic television series and comedy history. The show’s scripts were created in a legendary and storied room on the sixth floor and if those walls could talk, well, then I guess we wouldn’t need this plaque.

Dedicated by the people of TV Land

 
Location. 40° 45.852′ N, 73° 58.75′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 56th Street near Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 West 56th Street, New York, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 130 West 57th Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 163-165 West 57th Street (about 500 feet away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (about 500 feet away); Alwyn Court Apartments (about 600 feet away); Rodin Studios (about 600 feet away); a different marker also
"The Writers' Room" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
2. "The Writers' Room" Marker
The marker is to the left of the City Center offices entrance on West 56th Street.
named Alwyn Court Apartments (about 700 feet away); Osborne Apartments (about 700 feet away); Leonard Bernstein (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Your Show of Shows (Wikipedia). "Your Show of Shows is a live 90-minute variety show that was broadcast weekly in the United States on NBC from February 25, 1950, through June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Other featured performers were Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Bill Hayes, Judy Johnson, The Hamilton Trio and the soprano Marguerite Piazza. José Ferrer made several guest appearances on the series....In 2002, Your Show of Shows was ranked #30 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, it was ranked #37 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time." (Submitted on February 11, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
<i>Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar in a skit from Your Show of Shows</i> image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the New York Public Library, circa 1953
3. Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar in a skit from Your Show of Shows
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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