Location Managers Guild International

Winter 2020

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is the largest organization of Location Managers and Location Scouts in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries. Their membership plays a vital role in the creativ

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40 • LMGI COMPASS | Winter 2020 MUST-SEE PLACE: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Opened to the public in 1903, the mu- seum is modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo surrounding an indoor courtyard garden. It's the site of one of the biggest art heists in history. They still display the empty frames where a Rembrandt used to be… FAVORITE SHOP: Polcari's Coffee on Salem Street. Founded in 1932—when you see it, you'll know… FAVORITE RESTAURANT: I'm Italian and live in the North End so if I don't want to cross any big streets, I'll go with Mamma Maria. Set in a 19th-century row house with five private dining rooms, Mamma Maria serves supurb high-end Italian Food. If I feel like venturing out a bit, Sorellina. Located in the heart of Boston's historic Copley Square, Sorellina serves up modern takes on Italian-Mediterranean cuisine amid warm, contemporary decor. PLACE TO SEE BY NIGHT: Beacon Hill. One of Boston's oldest neighborhoods lined with federal-style and Victorian brick row houses. How can you beat the charm of gas lamps lighting cobblestone streets? BEST DAY TRIP: Cape Cod & the Islands. In two hours, you can get to most anywhere on the Cape. Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard an hour or so shuttle beyond that. A different, beautiful world just a few hours away. FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD: The North End. Tourists would call it Little Italy… Don't. Lots of charm. Lots of Italian food … and pretty much the neighborhood that spawned the Amer- ican Revolution. Pretty cool. FAVORITE LOCAL ARTIST: The Pixies … just my opinion. Could be The Cars. Just not Aerosmith. BEST BAR/CLUB: Yvonne's. A supper club that just becomes a hangout for dinner and drinks. Great vibe there. I'm a sucker for that dark, quirky mess of velvet- chic and portraits of Brahmin royalty. Boston Public Garden/Massachusetts Film Commission Greg's Private Tour BEST PLACE TO HEAR MUSIC: Foundation Room in the House of Blues. Collage of Persian rugs and leather couches. Tough to get in but worth it. BEST VANTAGE POINT/SCENIC VIEW: Public accessible: Piers Park in East Boston. A beautifully landscaped park on the waterfront with spectacular views of downtown Boston across the inner harbor. Location manager accessible: the top of International Towers on Boston's Downtown Waterfront— gateway to Boston's historic Financial District. Salem Boston Harbor Photo by Tim Grafft/courtesy of the Massachusetts Film Office

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