4. Radio City Music Hall Has a Hidden Apartment

Image via Atlas Obscura by Luke Spencer

Rockefeller Center’s iconic Radio City Music Hall should probably have its own 10 secrets. Aside from hosting the Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Rockefeller Center Rockettes, since 1933, the venue was originally a high-class entertainment venue, conceived to put Rockefeller Center on the map.

The architect of  Radio City Music Hall, Edward Durrell Stone, and its interior designer Donald Deskey, built an apartment inside Radio City for famous entertainer Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel. With the same Art Deco design, the apartment was the perfect place to entertain the greats of Hollywood’s golden era like Alfred Hitchcok, Samuel Goldwyn, Olivia de Havilland. As reported by Atlas Obscura, the “20 foot high ceilings covered in gold leaf, and walls decorated floor to ceiling with plush drapes, Roxy’s apartment was as mesmerizing as his opulent stages shows below.” It is reportedly still in pristine condition.