9. Countless Famous Movies and T.V. Shows Have Been Shot Along The Neighborhood’s Streets

Rose in house in Forest Hills, Queens in Marvelous Mrs Maisel
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Some of the most iconic films and television shows have been shot throughout Forest Hills. One such example is Wes Anderson’s 2001 film “The Royal Tenenbaums” which was partially shot in Forest Hills. During one of the film’s most poignant scenes situated on the Center Court of the West Side Tennis Club, pro tennis player Richie Tenenbaum plays a disastrous final match which sends his career up in flames.

Another influential film produced in Forest Hills is Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 film “Strangers On A Train,” with one of the film’s most famous scenes also taking place right at the West Side Tennis Club. Background footage of the 1950 Davis Cup finals held August 25-27 was also used in the film. In addition, recent television shows like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” have used Forest Hills as a prime background for their actors. During the show’s third season, Rose, Abe, and Zelda move in together with the parents of Joel Maisel, with their new abode being located on a private street off Ascan Avenue.