2. The Ziegfeld Theater’s Third Floor Office

The Ziegfeld Theatre-Movie Theater-141 W 54th Street-Ballroom Event Space-Gotham Events-NYC-009A staircase inside the opulent Ziegfeld Theater

Walter Reade was the new Ziegfeld Theater’s initial operator and president and chairman of the Walter Reade Organization, which owned and operated theaters in Manhattan. Reade’s wife, Dolly Martin Reade, oversaw the theater’s decor for its 1969 reopening. Linda Miller, who worked for the Walter Reade Organization in the late 1980s and worked premieres at the Ziegfeld numerous times, told us that on the third floor of the Ziegfeld Theater was a room designed to be a private office for Mr. Reade. She recalled that it was accessible by a small staircase.