Grand Illusions: Nora Ephron’s Magical Manhattan on Film Presented by Landmark West

Exterior of Katz's deliEmpire State building viewed from the Flatiron

Join a multimedia lecture/presentation presented by Landmark West!, Paula Uruburu revisits Nora Ephron's words of wit and wisdom while touring a city transformed through her unique lens in some of her most iconic New York films. And we will look back on her own love affair with some of the city’s beloved landmarks that make appearances in her films where the Upper West Side is as much a character as its enchanted inhabitants.

Born on the Upper West Side in 1941 then transplanted to the west coast, Nora Ephron dreamed of going back to New York City to “become another Dorothy Parker.” Ephron realized her dream, with a remarkable career as a journalist, essayist, novelist, director, and screenwriter. About her ability to transform the mundane into the magical she wrote: “I can’t understand why anyone would write fiction when what actually happens is so amazing.”

Untapped New York Insiders can attend this event on January 22nd at 6:30pm for free! Non-members can purchase full price tickets ($20) here.


If you’re already an Untapped New York Insider, you will be able to register for this tour on this page if you are logged in to your account when registration opens on 1/9 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at [email protected] we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

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  • Registration opens on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 12PM EST
  • Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 from 6:30PM - 7:45PM
  • Capacity: 10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first serve basis