New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator and cinephile Megan Dooley discuss a weird episode of Roseanne, a creepy window at Tiffany’s, and spot hidden animals in the film.


Download the file here: Episode 11: LIVES OF THE PARTIES


Rosemary’s walk from the Time & Life building to Tiffany’s, as filmed by Joe Dator.


The Smithsonian archive of Gene Moore Tiffany windows is linked here.


A black and white photo of Gene Moore’s Tiffany window seen in Rosemary’s Baby. 

A zoomable version can be found here.

Screen Shot 2020-02-22 at 6.34.51 PM


A Gene Moore window that was probably right next to the one seen in Rosemary’s Baby.

Screen Shot 2020-02-22 at 10.57.29 PM


Another holiday window from the same set.

Screen Shot 2020-02-22 at 10.58.02 PM


A sample of a Gene Moore window for Tiffany’s.

Screen Shot 2020-02-22 at 6.04.13 PM


Yet another Gene Moore window for Tiffany’s.

Screen Shot 2020-02-22 at 6.04.57 PM


Gene Moore at work.

Screen Shot 2020-02-22 at 6.15.14 PM


The “Satan, Darling” episode of Roseanne, featuring Phil Leeds and Ernest Harada


Phil Leeds’s “Would You Believe It,” a possible influence on Mr. Sandler.


If you are enjoying the podcast, please donate to support my work if you can! Thank you!

Episode 10: BIRTH OF A BOOK

Episode 10: BIRTH OF A BOOK


Nick Levin, son of Ira Levin, discusses the conception and writing of the novel “Rosemary’s Baby,” including a surprising possible inspiration for Minnie, and some alien origins.


Download the file here: Episode 10: BIRTH OF A BOOK


Rosemary’s Baby Album


The cover of the first edition of “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Screen Shot 2020-02-06 at 4.00.25 AM


The lamp near Rosemary’s bed which, as discussed, almost seems to reflect the Alwyn, a famous building in New York City that was part of the inspiration for the Bramford.

Screen Shot 2020-02-06 at 3.55.03 AMScreen Shot 2020-02-06 at 3.55.43 AM


From my visit, a copy of the first edition of “Rosemary’s Baby” with a reader review, sent to Ira Levin.



From my visit, Ira Levin’s personal copy of “Dracula.” The Bramford is  named after Bram Stoker.



A bio from the Playbill from Levin’s 1962 play “General Seeger.” It mentions that he is working on a novel called “In a Dark Tower.” This was the working title for “Rosemary’s Baby” at its inception.



From Nick Levin’s collection. The novel “Secret Ceremony” was deemed “More haunting than Rosemary’s Baby.” The film version starred Mia Farrow and was released the same year as “Rosemary’s Baby,” in a rush to capitalize on the former’s success.



Promotional photos from a filmed version of the Ira Levin 1954 short story “The Underground Gourmet,” which featured the devil as a character. The story was shot for the General Electric Theater on CBS television, and starred Ronald Reagan, Sid Caesar, and Patricia Barry.







If you are enjoying the podcast, please consider donating! Thank you!

%d bloggers like this: