Video of the Day: A Visit to ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ House


In a recent installment of their fantastic “Pop Pilgrims” series, the Onion’s A.V. Club ventures to the house that Royal Tenenbaum bought in the winter of his 35th year, aka the gorgeous Harlem brownstone on Convent Avenue at 144th Street where Wes Anderson shot The Royal Tenenbaums. Among the interesting tidbits that are revealed: Anderson actually picked the location before he’d even written the script, and then came up with the idea of three Tenenbaum child prodigies, each living on their own floor, after seeing its amazing interiors. Click through for additional scoops on the creation of Anderson’s “fictional New York” in the clip.

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